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I knew I was an artist in 4th grade when my teacher asked the class, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” When the other children said, “fireman, policeman, teacher” I said “poet.” I hadn’t thought about this answer, it just popped out of my mouth—almost as if someone else had said it. My teacher gave me an astounded look.

I like to make a statement with sculpture in my art. I like for observers to stand back and think about what message I am trying to convey. I’m really a philosopher at heart.

I am drawn to texture in my art. I love carving flowing lines and being amazed when the glaze pools beautifully in the incisions. I also embrace alternative types of ceramic firings such as raku and sagger. The surface effects of these types of firings can be astounding.

Since 1994 when I…

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  • Joined January 29, 2011

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I knew I was an artist in 4th grade when my teacher asked the class, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” When the other children said, “fireman, policeman, teacher” I said “poet.” I hadn’t thought about this answer, it just popped out of my mouth—almost as if someone else had said it. My teacher gave me an astounded look.

I like to make a statement with sculpture in my art. I like for observers to stand back and think about what message I am trying to convey. I’m really a philosopher at heart.

I am drawn to texture in my art. I love carving flowing lines and being amazed when the glaze pools beautifully in the incisions. I also embrace alternative types of ceramic firings such as raku and sagger. The surface effects of these types of firings can be astounding.

Since 1994 when I took my first pottery class, I have been learning everything I possibly can about making pots. I have most recently had my work published in the Lark Book Series, "500 Raku."

Thank you for visiting my shop. Probably more than you ever wanted to know!!!

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