fresh pots drying for firing

fresh pots drying for firing

I am grateful to the many teachers I have had throughout my career. I especially honor Les Manning, (Ca) who led a series of Form and Function programs for working potters at Banff Center for the Arts, which enabled me to study with artists such as Mick Casson and Wally Keeler (UK), Jim Makins (USA), and many other masters.

Special appreciation goes to my longtime friend Stephen Cook (CA), with whom I first wood-fired, and to Linda Christianson (USA) for her support and encouragement.  My sojourn at the Archie Bray Foundation with soda-glaze master Gail Nichols of Australia continues to be a tremendous inspiration.

Clay shines with scientifically measurable light as it is kneaded and shaped into infinite forms.  Many great world scriptures, mythologies, philosophies make allegorical references to the mysteries of clay vessels shaped and fired by hand in harmony with elemental forces.

My teaching career has been devoted to sharing my passion for the power and beauty of world ceramic traditions and the mysteries of this most ancient material.

preparing work for the wood kiln

preparing work for the wood kiln