I began doing ceramic work in September 2017 after I retired. I had worked for more than three decades as a graphic artist and typographer. I had become interested in studio/fine craft ceramics after experiencing a show of contemporary American ceramics at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in 1985. Besides other ceramic artists influences on my works come from many areas. Those include fine craft artists in other mediums as well as painters, sculptors, and printmakers.
I also find inspiration for my work in literature. I am interested in storytelling and how storytelling helps us find our place in society and the world. Being a former graphic designer color is an important aspect of my works.