My life has often been directed by a desire to create. It has been very fulfilling to alternate my creative barber styling career with my passion for the art of molding clay into functional and decorative pots.
Since my introduction to clay and the potter’s wheel in 1999, this desire has been fed and nourished by the seemingly limitless possibilities and challenges the clay can provide. Complement that with the satisfying feeling of work well done and the joy of sharing it with others, and one would have a difficult time imagining a more gratifying journey.
Art and simplicity… the quest for that perfectly simple interplay of personality, form, and color is what compels me to create. It’s as if the clay is speaking to me words that lift my spirit, daring me to explore the warmth and beauty, and compelling me to form it into something useful and authentic. Each piece of my pottery represents me, comprised of my hand, my joy, my thoughts, my patience. It is a cumulative vocabulary of my experience, knowledge, failures and successes.
The primary body of my work is comprised of functional stoneware pottery. Occasionally, my journey has led me to explore other clay bodies and alternate firing methods such as pit firing. In pit firing, the unglazed pots are placed in a pit in the ground, dug by our own hands, and cooked in a wood fire over a period of several hours. Cooled overnight, the pots emerge from the ashes, beautifully decorated and colored by nature.
It is my pleasure to share my pottery work with you! I invite and welcome you to join me on the creative journey as you introduce your new favorite mug, server, platter, or bowl into your home.
Please note: Our potters' styles are ever evolving. The pieces you see on our site, may no longer be available. There's always something new at Studio 4 Potters & Gallery. Stop by our gallery and our website often!