I was required to take a pottery class in college for my art major and the minute I started throwing on the wheel, I was hooked. In 1977, I moved to Tacoma from Chicago to teach school, but pottery eventually became my full-time work.
I enjoy making functional items that people use in their daily living. Working from my home studio, I sold my work at many of the fine arts and crafts fairs and galleries in the Northwest. In January 2011, my wife, Eileen, and I opened Throwing Mud Gallery where my studio is now located and where I also teach pottery classes.
Doing something you love and loving what you do is truly a dream come true. It hasn’t always been easy, but the benefits far outweigh the challenges.
Functional decorative pottery has been my passion. I hope I can bring beauty into people’s lives, as well as serving their needs. The greatest compliment is when people say, “we use your pottery all the time”. To me, this is the highest aspiration of any crafts person and is why I do what I do.