Walnut Creek California
I am a studio potter living in Northern California. All my pottery is handmade. Each piece is designed and made by me in my home studio.
My pottery is slab built, wheel thrown and/or cast from original molds. Most pieces are a combination of at least two of these processes. Once constructed, each piece is textured, altered or finished individually. The glazes are hand-mixed in my studio. All pieces are high-fired in an electric kiln.
I find inspiration in making pieces that people use and enjoy in their daily lives. I was impacted years ago by a comment made in a workshop I attended: "Always look for the extraordinary in the ordinary." I believe that the ordinary things we surround ourselves with - the pieces we use and the things we look at day after day should add beauty to our environment and make us happy when using them. Whether making a platter, a lamp or a garden sculpture, my goal is to contribute beauty, simplicity and a sense of harmony through my work.