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I graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973. Richard Fairbanks was the professor of Ceramic Arts at that time. He was an inspiration and a great teacher. During the summer I took evening classes at Highline Community College where I studied with professor Joyce Moty. She was a well-known ceramic artist in the Seattle area.

In my early years I worked for Seattle Pottery Supply Company. That gave me the opportunity to rent a small studio space with access to a gas fired kiln. Later, I continued my work in my home studio using an electric kiln that fires to cone 10. Most of my work has been wheel thrown but I have developed hand forming techniques for adding stamped decoration and texture to my pots. I like to make individual pieces in porcelain avoiding multiple piece sets.

I have participated in the University Street Fair in Seattle, and the Issaquah Street Fair. Currently, I’m working on mugs, tumblers, vases, bowls, and an occasional platter or wall sculpture. My goal is to have fun and I never get tired of making pots. It’s always rewarding to see a quality piece come out of the kiln.

Two of my most recent works.