From her first ceramics class in 1979 while attending the Cleveland Institute of Art, Donna was inspired by the possibilities of pottery. "I feel incredibly fortunate to have something which is both my passion and my livelihood. I am daily inspired by gardens, design, the spontaneity of painting, and the poser of color. I hope to convey fun, life, and a sense of intimacy in my pots." Donna individually paints each piece of pottery in her Baltimore studio. The clay body is a white earthenware. The glaze and under-glaze or not toxic, and food safe. All her pottery is suitable dishwasher.