I've been creating functional stoneware pottery for several decades. My work is reduction fired in a gas kiln, which creates rich but unpredictable glaze effects. Mostly I throw on the potters' wheel, always attempting to balance clean graceful lines with a sense of warmth and aliveness. I appreciate it when someone likes my work enough to want to display it prominently; but what most warms my heart is a statement like "I bought a mug from you last year and drink my coffee from it every morning," so I know the work is lived with, handled, and serving a function.
While thrown work is my first (and perhaps greatest) love, lately I've been expanding on my whimsical side, experimenting with handbuilding techniques which allow me to incorporate texture and irregular shapes. I've been having fun.