I started my clay journey in 1971 and since 1978 have been making my full-time living as a ceramic artist in Alberta, Canada. My approach to working with clay evolves as I investigate a balance between function and aesthetic. Shapes and designs build upon themselves and new versions of form and decoration filter through the body of work and refresh the process. It is my desire to create forms with rich surfaces. Clay is a challenging material and there is so much to learn.
I am interested in how my work can be used every day to bring art into our lives, enhancing our experience with food, adorning our homes, and providing a necessary ritual to nourish our soul and mind as well as our bodies. I try to make pottery that is successful in several ways: comfortable to use, enjoyable to look at, and interesting to think about.