About

My pottery incorporates the ancient decorative techniques of slip-trailing and Sgraffito as well as traditional glazing, and reflects a deep interest in ceramic traditions from different parts of the world.

My art training began just before college, when I took a gap year to explore Europe on a bicycle. I spent several months riding around the British Isles before traveling to Italy, where I paused in Florence for six weeks. During this period I wandered the Florentine art museums and began sketching the sculpture in galleries and city plazas. I returned to the United States and, after riding the bike back to Arizona, enrolled as an art student at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

As a BFA student, I focused on printmaking and painting. I did, however, study the designs of Mimbres pottery during long sessions deep in the vaults of the Arizona State Museum. I completed a summer internship in the Tucson Museum of Art, creating an exhibit on the transmission of Spanish iconography to colonial Spain in the Americas through etchings and prints.

I pursued a career in law and business following graduate school in California, but continued to pursue artistic activities as time allowed. I retired from my professional career in 2022 and now focus on ceramics and sculpture from my home base in Denver, Colorado. I serve on the Finance Committee of the Art Students League of Denver.

I’ve fallen in love with both clay as a material and the rich tradition of pottery making across time and around the world. I’ve drawn on many ceramic traditions around the world, including Arizona to incorporate elements from Native American ceramics – particularly Hohokam and Mimbres pottery – but as I explore different ceramic traditions through research for my blog I find additional sources of inspiration that I reference in my personal work.

Through this site I hope to share some of the richness of ceramics produced across time and around the world.

I welcome any of your thoughts and comments. Please contact me via the Contact page or through a comment on my Blog.

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