I’ve been making my pots since 2002. I started out at the Multnomah Arts Center learning to throw and using hand building techniques to add detail. I worked there as a studio tech, learning to load greenware for bisque, mix and maintain glazes and fire a wide variety of pieces two large, gas kilns, a move to Vancouver, Washington got me thinking of having my own studio where I would be better able to maintain continuity with my work. We put up a small studio beside the garage, and I bought an electric kiln. Firing in Cone 6 oxidation after Cone 10 reduction has been an odyssey that has afforded me the opportunity to stretch creatively. I enjoy making all sorts of pots, from functional bowls and mugs to decorative bottles and pieces for the garden. Altering, adding and construction are my favorites, so I always have a few teapots going. Currently I’ve been working with porcelain and moving a bit from my usual earth-and-sky palette to a fluid “ocean” palette for a new set of fun pots I call “The Fantasticals”, inspired by travels to Kauai. This collection was also juried into an Oregon Potter's Association show that will take place in Hokkaido, Japan.