Occupation: Studio Potter
Born: July 14, 1952 Cincinnati, OH
Education: Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Major Studies: Geology
Work experience: Self-supporting studio potter since 1979
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY 1988-89 Adjunct Professor.
School of American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 2003-04. Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
More than 50 workshops around the country, demo and hands on.
Over 100 solo and group shows, including The American Craft Museum, NYC; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; Vermont State Craft Center at Frog Hollow, Middlebury, VT.
Over a dozen articles in various publications including Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter Magazine, American Craft Magazine, Clay Times Magazine, and Interior Design Magazine.
Numerous public and private collections, including the Smithsonian Institute’s Permanent Collection of American Crafts, Ceramic Monthly Magazine’s Permanent Collection, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento CA, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, TX, and The Dwight Holland Collection at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Founding member and first president, Potter’s Association of Western New York, 1990-92.
Video Reviewer and Librarian, Studio Potter Network, 1989-1996.
Studio Potter Network Advisory Board, 1989-90.
Items of interest:
- Has worked in collaboration with two other potters producing a line of designer pottery, as well as designing and executing five major architectural commissions.
- Has spent the past 30 years working individually in his studio producing a body of work marketed to galleries and shown around the country.
- Has worked extensively with single-fire technology.
- Has spent over thirty five years working with wood ash glazes, developing numerous glazes and a distinctive style of glazing.
- Has designed and built a number of high-fire kilns.
- Has developed a body of glazes for mid-range stoneware, cone 6, to be fired in oxidation.