My fascination for clay began in 1975 while living in South Africa. The fact that clay can be manipulated by throwing on the potter’s wheel, pinched, cut, coilec, slabbed, textured and joined was especially appealing to me. It was my good fortune to be under the instruction of well-known South African potter Digby Hoots for approximately two years. After immigrating to the United States in 1981, I continued with pottery as a hobby using my garage as a studio. In March 2005 my hobby became my full time profession.
As well as being a founding member of the 18 Hands Gallery, my work is currently being shown at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, and at Simply Art in Galveston. Articles about my pottery have been written up in the Houston Chronicle, Fort Bend Section, the Fort Bend Sun, and the Upclose magazine.
Through 30 years of growth my work has evolved into a remarkable combination of vivid, textured designs, overlaid with unusual techniques of glaze application. Pottery is a never-ending challenge to me and I am constantly attempting new ideas, driven by the passion I have for this craft.