I was born in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. My first experience with clay was getting my boots stuck in the gumbo during the spring thaw. I hated and still hate mud, so it is ironic that I developed a passion for working with clay. From my first class over 30 years ago and throughout my life as a potter, I still find myself designing pots as I fall asleep at night. I enjoy the physicality of clay and pushing it to its limits.
My eclectic style can be explained by the synergies that evolve from traveling, teaching, creating, exhibiting and having a curious nature. Dividing my time between Burnaby and Stump Lake Ranch in the Nicola Valley, I have the best of both worlds.
The serene setting at my Stump Lake studio is conducive for creating ‘one of a kind’ pieces and I am rewarded by motivating and inspiring others through my work at the Shadbolt Centre of the Arts.