“I have been studying textures on functional ceramics, making conventional forms a work of art. Pots that matter for people who care.”
I was introduced to clay in an introductory ceramic class at Keystone College in 1996. There, I saw the artist and professor Bill Tersteeg turn a large bowl on his wheel. I fell in love with clay as a medium because I could manipulate it in many ways, far more accessible than painting or drawing. After achieving my AFA, I spent three years at Marywood University, where I completed my BFA in Ceramics with artist and professor Matt Povse.
While attending university, I took time off to work an apprenticeship with the artist Sharon DiGennaro at Wild Flower Pottery in Thompson, PA. With student loans to pay off and no studio space, I put my wheel and kilns in storage for a long and sad ten years and worked in the manufacturing industry. When we bought our home, I put it in a small studio and dug out my wheel and kiln. It has been an incredible time working with clay again, and I was encouraged to sell some of my functional work by family. I continued almost where I had left off. I have been studying textures on functional ceramics, making conventional forms a work of art. Pots that matter for people who care.
I hope you enjoy the work, and welcome to Creek Road Pottery.