For me, pottery is my second career. One night I joined a few friends for a “fun night out” at a local community college to take a pottery class. For three of us, 25 years later, we are still creating pots. Following my retirement I was able to devote more of my time to developing my knowledge base and my skill level. I enjoy doing all types of firings and I always look for a new challenge. My functional pieces are usually completed in a gas kiln reduction firing. I like the way the flames play with the glazes and give the pieces an interesting depth to their colour. Alternative types of firings that I do are Raku, Horse Hair, and Saggar firings. These types of firings produce beautiful one of a kind pieces that are different with every firing.
Although I enjoy creating the pots and sculptures, my greatest pleasure comes from the people who appreciate my work.