I believe this picture was taken at the beginning of my morning shift, approximately 5:30am. Temperature approximately 1700 degrees. At this temperature the glazes are fluid and they seem to magically dance over each piece of pottery. It is very hynotic. About 3 to 4 hours into my shift I start talking to myself. My knees hurt and my back aches. The heat is doing something to my brain. After 6 hours I don't feel much of anything. Must be going on pure adrenaline.
Took my first clay classes at Bemidji State University in 1989. In 2002, after a long break, I started more pottery classes at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.
I do not have one area of interest, but that isn't to say I am unfocused. I enjoy making everything from coffee mugs to trompe l' oeil. I work with highfire stoneware, and low fire earthenware. I'm just clay crazy.