After earning MFA from Ohio University in
1970 I became and remain a studio potter.
My early interest in clay was texture. I spent
many years producing a matt white, painted
pottery. Eight years ago I developed new glaze
for textural work. The work developed quickly
and continues to evolve. I do not start a pot
with much of an idea as to how it will look; the
last mark frequently suggests the next one.
Sometimes I’m influenced by the tools in sight,
and sometimes I’ll look for one.
Many people say that my work reflects a
sense of humor, this is true, I often put things
together that don’t belong together or use
symbols that my art teachers declared trite.