I have enjoyed the feeling of wet clay on my hands and the ephemeral results of glazing for over thirty years. My work is wheel-thrown and hand-built stoneware and porcelain, both decorative and functional.
The textures, for which I am recognized, are original carved woodblock designs impressed into clay slabs, then formed, and shaped over a hump mold. These hand-built sections are then joined with wheel-thrown sections, creating unusual, one-of-a-kind pieces.
In 1995, I began exhibiting my work, and to date I have exhibited in over forty juried and invitational shows throughout the United States, including Lincoln Feats of Clay, Baltimore Clayworks, California Clay Competition, Strictly Functional Pottery National, and Clayfest University of Indianapolis. Publications that feature my work are The Ceramic Design Book, Lark Publications; 500 Teapots and 500 Pitchers, Sterling Publications; and Clay Times: Journal of Ceramic Trends and Techniques.
My work as a ceramic artist has been a steady progression of working and learning with all types of clay and glazes. I have experimented with numerous glazes and firing techniques. The forms are familiar and function expected. The patterns and textures, colors, and varied firing techniques all make working with clay a creative process of many dimensions and new horizons. Each piece is one of a kind with differences and surprises that express my love of clay.