"Early experiences with clay as a child apparently left a mark.

After school, apprenticeships and more school, making pots

was, is and will continue to be a way of life. I've been a

studio potter for nearly 40 years now, living and working in

Arizona for much of that time. Until recently my work as a

professional has always been low fire earthenware. High fire

porcelain and white stoneware have now been added to the

mix. Different clays, firing and e xtravagant decorating techniques

give homage to my influences and work from the past

with a whole ne w level of skills and maturity. The influences

are scattered from the Southwest, Africa and Japan to the

cultures of the Mediterranean. The last piece finished today,

good, bad or indifferent is the product of doing the work for

many years. These pieces can't be made without those

experiences, successes and failures, lots of failures. Even after

40 years, everyday in the studio is an adventure. I'm looking

forward to tomorrow."