I was introduced to clay in my late 30ís, later than many in my craft. A series of events led me to take a class in pottery making, which in turn ended up having a profound impact on my life. The act of centering the clay on the potterís wheel freed my mind from my everyday concerns, allowing me be more centered and focused. My clay pursuits have become an avenue for creative expression, providing me with unending possibilities.

My initial efforts as a potter were focused on developing a competency using the potter's wheel. I devoted several years exploring a variety of disciplines in clay, expanding my knowledge of the medium, and understanding the relationship between design, form and function. Most recently, I have focused my efforts on developing a style that I feel is appealing to the public yet true to myself.

 

The work I make now is based upon historical precedent and represents my personal search for truth and beauty. It is functional even if only occasionally used as such. The attempt is to make objects that are both practical and enjoyable to use, and enrich our visual and tactile environment.