"A machine doesn’t have any soul, when you do it by hand something of yourself goes into each piece" Sam Maloof American Woodworker 1916-2009
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In 2015 I accepted a nomination to be a board member for NCECA. Each candidate is required to submit a video to allow members to learn about them. Click the photo to see more information about all of the candidates and watch the videos. All votes must be cast by 4pm, Friday, March 18, 2016 and you must be a current member of NCECA.
I will teach One-day 2 1/2 hour "Intro to the Wheel" classes at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia on the following Saturdays in 2016. January 16th and 23rd, February 6th March 5th and 12th ______________________________________
Beginning and Advanced Ceramics The Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ just outside Philadelphia, PA. Click the link to sign up for the next open classes in the winter session 2016. ______________________________________
I teach two ceramics classes at Camden County College Blackwood Campus in Blackwood, NJ just outside Philadelphia, PA. Registration is open for the spring 2016 semester. Classes can be taken as an audit or for credit.
I first touched clay when I was in high school in Lancaster, PA. The potter's wheel allowed me to work with my hands in an incredibly direct way, and I liked the idea that my handmade pot could become a part of someone else's life. For two years, my high school art teacher, Dick Ressel, challenged me with questions and projects. Because of his influence, I ended up pursuing BFA in ceramics at Penn State University under Chuck Aydlett, David Dontigny and Chris Staley. I received my MFA from San Diego State University where I studied under Richard Burkett and Joanne Hayakawa. read more...