have been working with clay since 1968.I grew up in Seattle
and went to the University of Washington where I had Robert
Sperry, Patti Warashina, and Howard Kottler as instructors.
After receiving my BFA in Ceramics, in 1974, I set up my studio
in Shoreline just north of Seattle.
My work has been shown at many galleries and museums including
The Smithsonian Institution, Bellevue Art Museum, Whatcom
Museum of History and Art. I have had pieces published in
various books and magazines, such as Robin Hoppers "Making
Marks","500 Cups" and "500 Pitchers".My
work has also been featured in "Clay Times", "Ceramics
Monthly", and "Bon Appetite. While pursuing my work
as a studio potter I have coninued to teach and do workshops.
I have taught at The University
of Washington, and Everett Community College, and I am presently
an instructor at Shoreline Community College and Seward Park
Over the years I have primarily worked with porcelain on the
potters wheel. I have developed two distinct stylistic approaches.
In one I use overglaze bruswork on a clear glaze with naturalistic
decoration to embellish and enhance the surface. In the other
I utilize a black matte glaze with absract and biomorphic
designs emphasizing a black/white or matte/glossy contrast.