enrolled in the forestry program at the University of Vermont in 1968, and took
a class in ceramics in 1969.
In the 1970's and 1980's my work consisted of unusual objects in clay, and for
20 years produced Aquariums, and
These water-sculptures were sold via hundreds of galleries, as far away as Tokyo.
In 1991 Christine, my wife
who is a textile weaver, and I opened a showroom at our studio. The web
site and our showroom are the primary outlets for my pottery and
of my work is inspired by ancient Jomon pottery. An important element is the quality of a pot's
surface, which for me, is best achieved in the process of wood firing and
early 1990's I built
a variety of kilns at the studio. This provided me with the opportunity to offer summer workshops at our pottery.
From 1993 until 2006, potters from around the world came to share a common interest in
While we are not currently giving workshops at our Vermont Studio, invitations to give
International workshops has given us a global awareness that has become
an important aspect in our lives.
Living in Vermont
Christine, and I live on a former dairy farm, in a mountain valley of Bristol, Vermont. The barn serves as my
Studio & Showroom and the
19th century farmhouse our home.
It has been our
privilege to host
Potters , weavers and farmers from all over the world, reflecting our interests
in pottery, agriculture and textiles. Over the years we have raised dairy goats,
pigs, chickens, turkeys, horses, and most recently sheep.
Christine and I share a passion
for travel and fly fishing. We have fished some of the most beautiful rivers on earth, from Alaska to New
Zealand, as well as the Rocky Mountains.
I have come to understand that life is a
journey, not a destination, and I feel privileged to be making that journey as a potter.