all started for me in the summer of 1973, when Nancy, one of
my four sisters, said,"Michael, there are two things youll
never beable to do snow ski and throw pottery
on a wheel."
Ive always been one to enjoy taking on a challenge
... so, I started throwing pots. Here it is, 29 years later,
and Im still working in clay. To Nancy I say: "Thanks
for introducing me to the world of ceramics!"
I was born on May 28, 1957, in Tacoma, Washington, and was
married in that city on June3, 1993, to Jane Muxen. Today,
Jane and I have two great kids, Morgan and Riely Ann. In 1999
we built a new home and studio in Seattle, were we live and
built my kiln in the summer and fall of 1995, with help from
my long-time friend and fellow ceramics artist, Ken Turner.
My "BEVALT WOODFIRE KILN" is dedicated to and named
after my mother, Beverly, and father, Walter, both of whom
passed away in May, 1999.