I’m originally from west Michigan, now living full time in Pagosa Springs, I studied art at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, with emphasis in photography and ceramics. It was pretty apparent early on that photography would steer my career path, which turned out to be a wonderful, fulfilling choice. However, I never lost the desire to work in clay and was finally able to pick it back up again in 2007.
Working in clay offers endless creative challenges and possibilities and I enjoy experimenting with and introducing some natural and some man-made components other than clay into my work. In fact, my wife Candace and I have been working on a few pieces together, combining her fabric techniques with the stoneware.
I am definitely not a production potter, but would rather consider myself a craftsman. I would be bored (quickly) and frustrated trying to produce many “identical” pieces and therefore, with few exceptions, every piece I make is unique and one-of-a-kind.
My work is all made with commercially available clay bodies and pre-mixed glazes that are sprayed onto the bisque fired work. The pieces are then glaze fired in oxidation in an electric kiln to cone 5.5 (2200 degrees).
Phone: (308) 249-2514