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I was a fine arts major at TMU in the seventies. That was my first experience with clay. I did not get back to clay for 40 plus years. I worked in Photography for about ten years after I graduated. I did custom processing, printing, studio, and location shooting. My family came next.
I started coming to QCC in the fall of 2005 when it was still Funke Fired Arts. When I heard of the studio, I wanted to give wheel thrown pottery another try. It was as much fun as I remembered.
I also do watercolor and pastel painting. Most of my work is landscape. In these mediums I am very detail oriented and concerned with the play of light and shadow on my subject. In pottery I am more about function and form, with clean lines and smooth surfaces. The attention to detail is in the way that I try to finish each piece.
For me, pottery is a way to create useful and beautiful items. It puts me in my “happy place”.