Tempy with her best buddies, Tess on the left is a 12 year old Jack Russell Terrier and Allie on the right a 4 year old Australian Cattle dog.
Originally from Lexington, Virginia, a small college town in the Shenandoah Valley, I moved to Alaska in 1998 to marry my college sweetheart, Bob Wilkinson. We met in 1972 while he was a student at Washington and Lee University (W&L). We lost touch with one another for 20 years, however while attending his 20th reunion at W&L, Bob called my parents to see where I was. Bob and I commuted back and forth between Alaska and Columbus, Ohio for three years.
After college, I had worked in the banking industry for 22 years, much of it managing wholesale lending portfolios for Bank One in Columbus, Ohio. Feeling the need to work with my hands, I took two pottery classes and was hooked. Basically self taught in all but the most rudimentary throwing techniques, I became fascinated with the glazes that were produced in Ohio in the late 1800's and early 1900's by firms such as Weller, Rozane (Roseville) and Rookwood.
I started Two Dog Pottery on 1998 after moving to Palmer, Alaska. The business took off, and two years later we moved from the basement studio into a newly constructed 1400sf studio that Bob built. Bob keeps everything running smoothly and maintains all the equipment, he also helps make all the clay that is used. I couldn't do this without him!
Everyone always asks about the dogs, Allie is an Australian Cattle Dog (aka Blue Healer) and Tess is a Jack Russel Terrier, both are spoiled rotten and are my constant companions both in and out of the studio.
This site was last updated 05/15/05