As an artist I have been greatly influence by an opportunity I had to study art in Indonesia while enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in the late '80s. There I studied traditional painting, mask carving, and gamelan music. The apprentice approach to studying art and the specific techniques still effect my everyday practice. As I work I hear the voices of all my teachers reminding me of lessons learned and ways to approach a challenge. My current work is hand formed ceramic, both functional and more sculptural. I am drawn to surfaces which are effected by the firing process. I have built a wood fired salt kiln at our property in Onalaska Washington and fire most of my work there. I appreciate how flame and ash effect the surface of the work enhancing the form as the flame works through the load.
Large Coil Built Vase
Cell Phone Amplifier