For the first 35 of my life as a potter, producing
handmade functional work was the major focus my life, both because I loved
the work and because producing functional dinnerware was an essential part
of generating enough revenue to justify working full time in ceramics.
Several years ago I made the extremely difficut decision to start the move
from what had evolved from "functional" work to "functional sculpture"
onward toward to "sculptural" pieces despite the security that functional
has provided for almost four decades of my life.
I feel I will always continue to make "vessels," bowls,
vases, drinking containers, serving dishes as their connection to food
and life are so deep within my person, but plates (as an example)
and most other dinnerware are no longer part of my life despite their history
in my past.
For more insight about
the philosophy and process of my functional work, click here
I'm happy to answer any questions you might have.
You can reach me via email
or phone (512) 329-9113.