Artist Biography: After graduating from the University of Florida I set up a Ceramics Studio in the nearby historic town of Micanopy. My process is labor intensive involving slab construction and/or thrown pieces with a stoneware clay body, followed by brush application of layered slips. These are wet and dry, blended on surface, sometimes including sgraffito drawings. The pieces are then fired twice in an electric kiln at 2232 degrees Fahrenheit, making them resistant to every day use. My work has won many awards throughout the Southeast, and is currently collected worldwide. My work has been featured in the following publications: • The Best of Pottery (Rockford Publishers) • The Contemporary Potter (Rockford Publishers) • 500 Plates & Chargers (Lark Books) • Let’s Face It (Jim Barrell)
Artist Statement:My main intent is to design pieces that bridge Art and Function. I believe the world needs pottery made by artists in order to enrich our human experience. Art matters enormously, especially when integrated in the everyday rhythms of running a home; it intensifies our experiences, helps us be more open minded to the “different”, and fine tunes the joy of living. I imagine my work as having some real effect in the world, and slightly transforming it through its aesthetic, functionality and humor; spurring fun dinner time conversations all over our fast paced world.