As a boy, I loved to climb trees, explore the shoreline and get dirty. Still do. Clay lets me be a kid at play, a mad scientist and an artist, all at once.
The Zen Buddhist philosophy of wabi-sabi, which sees beauty in imperfection, resonates with me. I like things that are unique, authentic and irregular. I could spend a lifetime tinkering with infinite combinations of form and glaze. In fact, that’s exactly what I plan to do.
I realized early on, as a flat-broke potter fresh out of craft college, I couldn’t wait for money or permission to get going. So, I learned by doing. Now, 20 years later, I still have the same motto: “Do what you can with what you have. And do it now."
Along with making ceramics, I love wooden boats, backcountry skiing, biking country roads, playing 1980s video games with my brother, and being engulfed in the music of Donovan.