About 35 years ago I learned how to make bread, the hands-on, pushing and pressing and folding and forming kind of bread. A few years later I sat for the first time at a potter’s wheel, having spent hours watching a master potter. It was both the same and incredibly different. I can still recall the moment of opening my first pot; in fact, I still have three of my very first small pots.
I have since given up making bread, but I have gone back to pottery over and over again over the years. My formal courses in pottery were at University of Buffalo, Cornell University, and the University of Tennessee. Workshops keep me challenged and push me out of my comfort zones.
I love clean, simple forms and am always working on the technical part of my craft. I am also increasingly interested in new techniques of firing and the amazing results that come forth.