Biography

_MG_3655wI’m originally from Northern New York and I moved to Colorado in 1998. The radical change in the landscape and climate had a profound impact on me. Over the years my artistic style has changed and interests expanded. I began exploring photography in earnest shortly after moving to Colorado. This led me back to studying impressionistic oil painting at the Art Students League of Denver. I also expanded my sculptural work beyond just wood to include clay, stone and metal. Working with wood has always been a part of my life. I have designed a line furniture based on the architecture of New Mexico’s many historic buildings. I have also designed several landscapes and gardens in the Denver area. My woodturning interests began about six or seven years ago. I really enjoy the endless possibilities and the exploration of form. This in turn has led me to study pottery, particularly the pottery of the Southwest. By studying the ancient techniques, designs and forms of these great potters I feel that my woodturning is expanding in new ways. My pottery, in addition to the Southwest influence, is strongly influenced by traditional Japanese potters. I primarily handbuild my pieces and wood fire them in one fashion or another.