I have worked in clay since 1980, and full time since 1989. In addition to a protracted period of study at St. Cloud State University, I spent the better part of a year in Mashiko, Japan, working closely with the late master potter Takeo Sudo. I currently maintain a studio just outside of St. Cloud. Every phase of the work from design to final firing is the product of my own hand…I feel that this arrangement is critical to maintaining a level of vitality in each piece that I produce.