I was recently asked by Evelyn Carnes (a friend I made on facebook), “When did you first start making pots?” Coming to think of it, I was making pots in my head all my life ever since I was a kid. I didn’t get to actually sit on the wheel and play with real clay till 2001. So it has been roughly 8 years now. I was looking at some pictures of my work from the first two years of my making pots and it is amazing how much my work has changed. I decided to share these here. You can see some distinct influences in my early work from potters like Nick Joerling, Steven Hill and also my love for high reduction fire and anagama.
These pieces were given as gifts, sold or I have them to remind me where I came from.