I am a sculptor/ potter, professor, with a Studio in Galt, California. My professional career spans 35 years here in northern California. I graduated from Cal-State, Hayward with a B.A. in Fine Art and from Indiana University, with an M.F.A. in Ceramics. I have been teaching at Sacramento City College for over twenty years and Delta College for fifteen years. I worked with middle and high school students for seven years through a grant from the Yolo Arts Commission.
My thrown ceramic work consists of classic forms with sgrafitto patterns in a variety of firing methods, from pit fire and raku to medium and high fire stoneware.
My artwork is mostly figurative ceramics, while sometimes delving into other media to best examine the possibilities of an idea. My recent thrown and sculptural pieces utilize idioms, visual puns, sayings and the like in subject matter. Some are humorous, and some are more thought provoking.