Polka dots, stripes and curves. Earth, energy, and color. My work is influenced by many of the modern artists of the 20th century. From Gene Davis’s stripes, to the geometric forms of Frank Stella and Piet Mondrian, to the work of Bauhaus artists. I seek to embrace their aesthetic with functional pottery.
I took my first pottery class in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1979. Over the years, wherever I lived and worked, I sought out a local pottery studio so that I could continue to learn and create pots. At first, it was a way to meet new friends. Soon, it became a passion. Now, I am fortunate to be able to spend many uninterrupted hours working in my home studio.
I usually work with mid-fire stoneware, using a variety of glaze colors, and often combinations of colors, so that I can expect the unexpected in each kiln opening. Most of my work is glaze fired in an electric kiln. Sometimes I participate in raku and wood firings.