If the field of artistic ceramics can be thought of as a continuum, with functional pottery at one extreme and the free exploration of clay as a means for creative self-expression on the other, then I would have to say that I work the extremes. Being the potter, one has no choice but to be a ceramic “purist”. Things simply won’t function as they should if the media are mixed; acrylic paint won’t do for the inside of bowls. However, things are different way out on the other end of the ceramic continuum. And that is the territory I have been exploring with my ceramic sculpture.
My creative work takes two currents - pottery and sculpture. My vessels are primarily made of porcelain, and my sculptural work ranges from paper clay to terra cotta to stoneware for architectural applications.
Work available at:
Beet Gallery, The Pearl District, Portland, Oregon.
To Zion, Joseph, Oregon.
Blue Turtle Gallery, LaGrande, Oregon
Love Art! Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Drawing Instructor: Blue Mountain Community College, 2009 -‘10.
Artist, Potter, Sculptor: ‘72 to present.
Artist-in-Residence: Delta Junction, Alaska, ‘08; Pribilof Islands, Alaska, ‘09; Alaska Artists-in-Education Program, 2008 to present.
Visual Arts Instructor: Duncan-Russell Continuation High School, Tracy, California 1983-‘84; Calapooia Middle School, Albany, Oregon 1984-‘90; Ashland Middle School, Ashland, Oregon 1990-‘91; Crater High School, Central Point, Oregon 1991- 2007.
Advanced Placement Studio Art Instructor: Crater High School, Central Point, Oregon 1995-2006.
Adjunct Professor of Ceramics: Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon 1998-2001; Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon 2000-‘05.
“Ceramics and Art History in Mexico” summer workshop coordinator/instructor for Southern Oregon University at the Instituto Allende, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2001-‘02.
Maestro de Ceramica, Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, summer session 1997.
Chairman, Art Curricula Design Team: Albany, Oregon School District #9, 1984-‘89; Central Point, Oregon School District #6, 1993-‘99
Mentor Teacher: Central Point, Oregon School District #6 and Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, 1996 to 2007.
Production Potter: Hearthrob Artworks, Eugene, Oregon 1982-‘83.
National Education Association; National Art Education Association.
National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts; College Art Association.