Like many artists, I was first exposed to art in elementary school. One of my earliest memories is of learning to use the coil method to make a bowl and burnish the clay with a smooth stone. The only thing I have ever wanted to be is an artist.
I have been attracted to the art and philosophy of the Arts & Crafts Movement for many years, and my ceramic work is strongly influenced by that aesthetic. My early pieces resembled Grueby, Rookwood, and Van Briggle pottery. More recently, I’ve been making sculptural vessels.
All of my work is thrown on a potter’s wheel and altered when the clay is leather hard. I do not use molds. I have developed my own palette of matte microcrystalline glazes, which I apply by dipping and spraying.