I am proud to say I am a native Calgarian – and am most at home with mountains on one side of me and prairies on the other.
I can honestly say that I don’t think there is more amazing scenery anywhere.
I am a self-taught artist, having spent an awful lot of my life pursuing an engineering career prior to taking the leap into the art world.
Splitting my time between two-dimensional visual art and 3D functional ceramics is a nice balance.
I am working mainly with a porcelainous stoneware from Medicine Hat, making both functional and art pieces.
I mix all my own glazes and fire my work in my electric kilns.
When I'm not at my wheel or my glazing table, I can be found drawing or painting. I work in watercolours, chalk pastels, and most recently acrylics, depending largely on the subject matter.
After much planning and hard labour, I have a fabulous full ceramic studio in our barn where I spend an inordinate amount of time. The views and the light are perfect and when I need a break, a walk up the hill behind the barn usually gets me going on another project!
While I'm mostly concentrating on artist-run sales, you can find my work at the Gust Gallery in Waterton and the Glenbow Museum Shop and at the Western Showcase at the Calgary Stampede.