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My work is handbuilt stoneware. I look for beauty in everyday objects and stoneware is the perfect, sturdy clay for constant use. My personal aesthetic is influenced by Japanese pottery and by Southwest pottery and the Southwest landscape. I love ancient things…old beads, old handmade rugs, ruins, petroglyphs, mountains. And I am especially drawn to pottery that shows “the hand of the maker’. I like glazes with depth and movement and use a lot of shino and tenmokku glazes, which are Japanese. I often texture my surfaces to give the glaze more surfaces to play on. Handbuilding takes time. But it is meditative time and each piece is created with pride that I am part of an ancient line of pottery craftsmen around the world.