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After working for over twenty years as a graphic designer and art
director, I recently returned to my roots in ceramics while living in southern Colorado. Having traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and the American southwest I was fascinated by the native arts in those cultures. Drawing on impressions from the indigenous wood carvers in Jamaica and the pottery and weaving cultures of New Mexico I began making a new series of hand-built pots in 2004, while continuing to paint and photograph at my home near Taos, New Mexico.

My ceramic work is often described as organic. The pebble pots are
hand-built stoneware forms using coils and modified coils which are scraped, paddled and burnished. This is a technique employed by both ancient cultures and contemporary potters. The designs are inspired by
natural river stones…

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About

After working for over twenty years as a graphic designer and art
director, I recently returned to my roots in ceramics while living in southern Colorado. Having traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and the American southwest I was fascinated by the native arts in those cultures. Drawing on impressions from the indigenous wood carvers in Jamaica and the pottery and weaving cultures of New Mexico I began making a new series of hand-built pots in 2004, while continuing to paint and photograph at my home near Taos, New Mexico.

My ceramic work is often described as organic. The pebble pots are
hand-built stoneware forms using coils and modified coils which are scraped, paddled and burnished. This is a technique employed by both ancient cultures and contemporary potters. The designs are inspired by
natural river stones and organic elements. I incorporate minimal decoration preferring to focus on the object’s shape and balance. I frequently gather stones, sea shells and plant materials which are integral in designing and shaping the pots. I also collect and research primitive pottery techniques and styles for inspiring glazes and surface motifs.

I have a BFA from the University of Kansas where I studied print making, photography and ceramics. I currently hold a position as Art
Director for the targeted magazine division of The Kansas City Star.

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