What got you interested in clay?
I don’t really remember why I became interested in working with clay. But, the idea of taking a lump of dirt and turning it into a colorful object which other people like is very appealing.
How long have you been working in clay?
After I retired, I started taking a hand building class offered by Grossmont Adult School, this was about nine years ago. Around three years later I was able to take lessons here at Get Centered Clay and I have been ever since.
Who and what are your biggest influences?
The works of others, it could be people from the studio, the works of people I see when I am out and about or people on-line.
What's your favorite piece of artwork that you've created?
I don’t have a favorite piece, I like it when a piece turns out the way I planned and then someone takes and enjoys it.
What is your most important artist tool?
My most important tool is my little throwing stick. I bought my first one from a potter on YouTube. Since I use it in so many ways I wore that one out, so I have made several copies.
Describe your idea of artistic success?
Since I mainly make functional ware, I want my pieces to be used by my audience while adding a little bit of color to their kitchen or table.
Anything else you’d like to share?