Booth Number: 310

Discipline: Ceramics

Location: Mission Viejo, CA


About the Artist:

As a third-generation potter, ceramics has been very important to me all my life. I started throwing on the wheel and compounding my own glazes when I was ten years old.

For many years I worked in raku and stoneware. Then in 1989 I made my first crystalline-glazed vase, and I have used no other glazes since. I find working with these unique glazes to be absolutely captivating. Rather little control can be overtly exercised over them, so mastering the scientific and technical skills required has been a central focus of my life. The biggest challenge is their fickleness: One firing will produce absolutely beautiful crystals; the next (identical) firing, may be a big disappointment.