||I'm probably not your typical potter, but I was
hooked at first touch. My first interest in pottery was in 1988
when a friend in college showed me a mug she had made. The mug
was basically a hand painted mold that was purchased as greenware.
At the time, I didn't really know much about pottery but I liked
the idea and started making personalized items for friends and
family. Pottery was one of my many hobbies while earning a Computer
Science degree at Southwest Texas State University.
Several years down the road I decided to get some wheel throwing
instruction. I guess I was lucky because I landed in a high-fire
environment with instruction from Ken Turner. I was extremely
inspired by Ken's excitement and love for clay...I have been
throwing ever since.
|All of my recent work has been fired
in the mid to high-fire range with an occasional Raku firing.
Since experiencing high-fire techniques, I haven't ventured
back into the low-fire ranges. I especially like the earthy
tones and ruggedness that high fire stoneware provides. Please
contact me if you would like to see more of my work.