My chosen media is ceramics and particularly porcelain.
I am constantly experimenting with the physical possibilities of porcelain. I regularly attempt new forms, ideas and continually searching for unique glazes to enhance my work.
I work primary in porcelain for two reasons. First, the type of porcelain I use has elastic qualities that allow it to be formed through stretching and manipulation. With this, I alter the basic form by pushing the inside and outside of the form, creating convex and concave areas of the piece. My goal is to create a visual movement to the structure.
The second reason for using porcelain involves color. In my experience, glazes on porcelain, fired in a reduction atmosphere, yield spectacular colors. I like to use a combination of glazes that when applied effectively, encourages the viewers eyes to move around the artwork.
1969-1973 - B.A. Art Education,
Morningside Collage, Sioux City, IA
1973-1991 - Worked as a dental technician
and department manager in Iowa and Arizona
1988-1991 - Completed Master’s Degree, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
1991-2010 - K-12 Art teacher, Dysart Unified
School District, Surprise, AZ
2010-2012 - Art Teacher, Ron Watson
Middle School, Yuma, AZ
2012-Currently - Studio Potter and Wheel Throwing instructor, American Museum of Ceramic Arts,