Beverly is a wife, mother, histologist and potter. She was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, which is located on the Chesapeake Bay. She grew up in the Baltimore area and received her education and histology licensing at the Harfard Memorial Hospital School for Histology and University of Maryland.
Beverly married her husband Gene in 1974. They worked and lived in the Baltimore area until 1980. She and Gene have been blessed over the years with 3 daughters, and now 5 grandchildren.
Bev began studying pottery with the Baltimore Potters Guild in 1975. She continued with the guild where she learned throwing, slab building, glaze preparation, and firing. She made her first purchase of a “Krebs Kick Wheel” and Paragon Kiln in 1976.
Over the years, Bev and her family have moved from Baltimore, to Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on to Media Pennsylvania, and to Pendleton, Indiana. Bev always had her kick wheel and kiln with her, creating pottery pieces all the while. She worked in hospital laboratories most of her life while raising the family. After moving to Indiana, she began working with Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals.
In 2015 Bev retired from Lilly Pharma. Having family still in Maryland and as far west as Colorado, she and Gene decided to take the middle ground and look for a retirement home in a more central location, and close to a daughter living in Kentucky. They found a wonderful retirement home right here in Vevay.
Bev brought the kick wheel and kiln to Vevay with her, as always, and has found that in retirement she has the most time she has ever had to give to her love of pottery. How amazing it was to find that in this small town she now calls home, there is a place for her to work and display her pottery! The Community Art Center has become a big part of her life.
Bev loves creating pottery and spending as much time as she can with family.