a trip to Japan, I visited a pottery where a professional centered
and opened some clay and said, "play... make a bowl",
which would then be finished, glazed, and sent home as a souvenir.
It was the first time I felt moist clay, and it was instant love.
That fall I became a student at the Guild, took classes, became
a visiting potter, and have been a Guild member since 1980.
early thrown pieces were a bit heavy, so I incised patterns on
them to decorate and lighten them; I grew to enjoy the incising,
and though my pots are much lighter, I still do quite a bit of
that. I work in both stoneware and porcelain, and make either
wheel-thrown functional pieces or tiles and other decorative mounted
and framed wall pieces.