Now I expand the design possibilities of clay with painted textiles which are intended for use on round banquet tables. I bring the rental collection out for conferences where tribal groups gather to do the hard work of facing challenges from within and from without their ceremonies and conferences for business, health, education, and governance. Elders tell me of deep memories welling up as they trace with a fingertip the lines of ancient patterns. I am trained in the method of making regalia, and this has become my intent with the collection, to treat each piece as regalia for the room.
I work hard to bring a feeling of grandeur to cultural gatherings and seek to honor the uniqueness of each tribe and demonstrate the majesty of all of them together.