The Clay Studio will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
I attended Jacksonville University and Glassboro State College for my formal education from 1970 to 1976. I came to Wheaton Arts in Millville New Jersey after college in 1979 and have remained as a Potter in Residence since then. Working primarily with stoneware and porcelain clays, I make mostly functional pottery. I salt and wood fire in addition to gas fire reduction to finish all of my work. All pieces reach approximately 2400 degrees making every piece waterproof, food, dishwasher and microwave safe. I make pottery for everyday use, which is always functional and hopefully attractive. I subscribe to the philosophy that Form Follows Function and work in the mindset of making pots that are both visually and functionally beautiful to my customers. The rituals of food and drink are my biggest influencers in being a potter. I also make many pots to compliment the environment of these activities. Inspiration for my work comes from Asian and Early European Ceramics and the American Art pottery movement. My studio is always open to visitors. I keep a constant group of interns, assistants and associates to offer them opportunities to develop their careers in a supportive creative environment. Its a way of giving back for all that was given to me.
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