My first experience shaping clay was during a summer school ceramics
course during my high school years. I made a couple really awful coil
pots. Purple and yellow glazes. A bowl and a vase. Both leaked. It was
fun but I didn't really get it. I didn't have a conversation with the clay.

It wasn't until a couple decades had passed that I was exposed to the
possibilities of clay and then got thoroughly hooked in my first ceramics
         classes at Portland Community College. After a couple years I was
         producing some interesting work and it was suggested that Debra
         and I should join the Oregon Potters Association in 1998. I've been
an active member of OPA since then serving as OPA President in 2005
and again in 2008.

I've exhibited my work at area craft shows and galleries, including:
  - Museum of Contemporary Craft – Portland, Oregon – July 2010
  - Ceramic Showcase – Portland, Oregon –- 1999 to present
  - Chehalem Mountain Pottery – Scholls, Oregon
      - Holiday Show – 2002-2008
      - Summer Art Affair – 2004-2008
  - Tuesday Market Place – Hillsboro Oregon – 2002
  - Black Wing Art Summer Open House – 2002
  - Cornerstone Gallery – Aurora, Oregon
  - Heron's Nest Gallery – Vashon, Vashon Island, Washington

Images of my work were published in Lark Books '500 Teapots' in
2002 and in Ceramics Monthly magazine in October, 2003. I penned an
article for the January/February 2006 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated
magazine. The article was republished in a book titled 'Extruder, Mold & Tile
Forming Techniques' in 2008.