In the best of handwork there is a quality which exists beyond technique alone.
Those who are open to it will recognise it as life, human spirit manifested through the marriage of reason and intuition. This is the promise of possibilities.
That something as common as a cup or bowl might somehow transcend its intended function to become something much greater than a simple utensil for the holding of food or drink.
This quality keeps the handmade pot not only relevant but vital to our daily lives.
All pots are thrown on a Korean type kickwheel. When leather hard, they are glazed with either a kaolin ash and clay slip.
I have two kilns at present, a fifty cubic foot gas fired salt kiln and a Sukhothai style woodburner.
1954 - Born in Austin, Texas
1977-80 - Studied Clay, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas.
1987 - Worked at the Pottery of Richard Batterham, Dorset, England
1981-85 Manor, Texas, U.S.A.
1986 - Present Durango, Colorado, U.S.A.
Quien Sabe Pottery, Durango, Co (my pottery)
Durango Clay Center, Durango, Co
Hosted Workshops at Quien Sabe Pottery
John Leach, September 1987
Svend Bayer, March 1994
Visiting artists Workshops
Blue sage Art Gallery, Amarillo, Tx
Lubbock Clay Club, Lubbock, Tx
Clayways, Austin, Tx
Baylor University, Waco, Tx
San Juan College, Farmington, Nm
Durango Clay Center, Durango, Co
Durango Art Center, Durango, Co
Durango High School, Durango, Co
With Clive Bowen at Quien Sabe Pottery 1989, catenary gas salt kiln
With John Leach at Quien Sabe Pottery 1991, gas downdraft salt kiln
With Svend Bayer at Quien Sabe Pottery 1998, crossdraft, Thai style, wood burning, glaze kiln
Clayways, Austin, Tx, 2010, catenary gas soda kiln
Main Street Art Festival, Durango, Co 2000
Main Street Art Festival, Durango, Co 2004
Ceramics Monthly Magazine, 67th Monarch Exhibition, Nov. 1991 pg.51
Strictly Functional Pottery National, 1993, Catalog
Clay Times Magazine, 1997
Clay Times Magazine, Poster, 1997
Within the Borders-Eighteen Contemporary Texas potters, 1998
1998 Catalog, South Press, Garland, Tx
The Durango Herald, Aug. 1990, Nov. 5, 1998
The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco,Tx. Sept 4, 2001
The Albuqueque Journal, Sept. 30, 2001 F5
500 Bowls, A Lark Ceramics Book, 2003, pgs. 277, 316
500 Cups, A Lark Ceramics Book, 2005
Clay Times, July/August 2006, Vol. 12 No. 4, Pg 41 'Contemporary Clay'
The Telegraph, Feb 12 2009
Arts Perspective, March 2009
- Carbondale Clay National V, Function with a Flair, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Co 2009
- Contemporary Clay, The Western Colorado center for the Arts, Grande Junction, Co 2006, 2008
- Colorado Clay, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Co (Castle Clay 1st plce, Functional Clay) 2004
- Colorado Clay, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Co 1998, 1991, 1995 (Castle Clay Artists Award for Functional work, NCECA 2000)
- Gilpin County Arts, Central City, Co (Merit Award Functional Pottery) 2000
- Durango Art Center, Durango, Co 1987, 1988, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000
- Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, Pa 1993, 1996
- Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, Tx 1991, 1994
- Functional Ceramics, Wooster, Oh 1988
2009 - Cups, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe Nm
2009 - Deep Roots, Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, Tx
2009 - Wabi Sabi Ceramic Invitational, Durango Art centre, Durango, Co
2008 - Blue sage Art Gallery, Amarillo, Tx Four Person Show and Workshop
2008 - Slip Slurp, Gulp, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, Nm
2008 - Le Mesa, Host Sante Fe Clay, Pittsburgh, Pa. NCECA 2008
2007 - For the Table, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, Nm
2007 - La Mesa, Host Sante Fe Clay, Louisville, Ky. NCECA 2007
2006 - La Mesa, Host Sante Fe Clay, Portland, Or. NCECA 2006
2005 - Cups, Cups, Cups, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, Nm
2005 - Keramos-Colorado Clay artist, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Co
2005 - La Mesa, Host Sante Fe Clay, Baltimore, Md NCECA 2005
2005 - Gas It Up: Salt, Soda and Slip, Baltimore Clayworks, NCECA 2005, Baltimore, Md
2003 - Functional Pottery Invitational, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, Nm
2003 - From the Other Side; Artist on Sante Fe, Denver, Co
2003 - Hundreds of Cups, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, Nm
2003 - Clarity of Purpose, Tarrant County College, Arlington, Tx (one person exhibition)
2002 - Kansas City NCECA 2002, Wood Fired Show, Silver Works Gallery, Lawrence, Ks
2001 - Baylor University, Waco, Tx (workshop and four person exhibition)
2001 / 2009 - David Hunt's annual Ceramics Invitational, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, Co (annually) 2001 thru 2009
2001 / 2003 - For the Table, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, Nm
2001 - Quiet Strength, Weyrich Gallery, Albuqueque, Nm
2001 - Table and Platter Show, Boulder Arts and Crafts, Boulder, Co
2001 - Mug Roundup, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, Nc
2000 - Bistro 1615, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, Nm
2000 - Wood, Salt, Soda, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, Nm
2000 - Wood, Salt, Soda, Boulder Arts and Crafts, Boulder, Co. NCECA 2000
1999, 2000, 2002 - National Teapot Show, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, Nc
1998 - U.N.T. Clay Alumni Exhibition, Denton, Tx. NCECA 1998
1998 - Within the Borders, A Survey of Contemporary Texas Potters, UNT, NCECA, Tyler, Tx, Ft. Worth, Tx.
1996, 1997, 2003 - Teapot show, Boulder Arts and Crafts, Boulder, Co.
1997 - Cambridge Invitational, Cambridge, Wi
1996 - Western Clay, A3D Feature, University Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Co