"Potter" describes my way of life, not my occupation. I live simply, work in solitude, and aim for serenity. Within my modest studio on Minnesota's shore of Lake Superior, clay provides a material for creative expression that naturally engages a balance of head, heart, and hand. My work is meticulously crafted to achieve a style that is both dignified and tranquil. Typically, my pots begin on the wheel with stoneware clay. After they dry, which can take a very long time depending on Lake Superior's whims-wind and fog, I bisque-fire, then dip them in either an iron-saturated or ash glaze. Then I glaze-fire to 2250 degrees Fahrenheit to create decorative pieces and food-safe tableware that can be used in ovens and microwaves.
"What I dream of is an act of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or disturbing subject matter." -Henri Matisse
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