My works are all wheel thrown and Raku fired. They are all my original designs and are made by myself alone.
Raku is an ancient firing process in which the temperature is brought up to 1900 degrees in an hour. The glowing pot is removed from the kiln and placed in a reduction can filled with combustibles. This reduction phase gives the colors of coppers, greens, and blues. Black is achieved by the smoke. Success in Raku depends on knowledge, experience and luck.
I have a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. I began working with ceramics in the 1970s when I was
a student at Purdue University. In the late 1990s, I took a Raku class at the Indianapolis Art Center and that has been my style ever since.
I am a founding member of Art In Hand a cooperative gallery formed in 2000. My work can be found at Art
In Hand Zionsville IN, Spears Gallery Nashville IN, and Orchard Gallery in Ft Wayne IN.I also sell my work at various juried art fairs around the Midwest.