I’m a potter living in Ventnor, New Jersey, with my wife, who is also a potter. I got my BFA in ceramics at Edinboro University in 1991, then did a year residency at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. My work is utilitarian, functional ceramics. I get inspired by nature, machines, and architecture. It fascinates me how things grow, weather, erode, and decay.
I was able to study pottery in Japan on a scholarship for a summer with several master potters. It gave me a great appreciation for wood firing and using local materials. I use several different clay bodies for specific firings, such as wood firing, salt firing, reduction firings, and oxidation firings. I’m still learning and trying new things and enjoying the ride.