The interaction between an object’s organic beauty and it’s practical functionality is what I aspire to reveal through my work. My goal is to create elegant ceramic work for every day use. For me the life of a piece is realized only when it is used, therefore, I strive to create work not merely for the shelf, but for the table.
For years I have studied with renowned artists throughout the United States. As a former builder / designer I am fascinated with the sculptural elements of clay. Many of my pieces were created using my carpentry skills to construct wood and metal drape molds. I am driven to develop beautiful and bulbous pieces that are both timeless and unique. My influences include the Art Deco movement of the 1920’s and 1930’s, Asian art of the Bronze Age, and ancient craft techniques of Japan, Greece, and Egypt.
Today, I own and work out of DragonFire Studio in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. My work as a builder / designer has been featured in national publications and my artwork has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the country.