I make my pieces with soft slabs and coils of clay utilizing paper patterns, bisque molds and stamps, and a few simple tools. Making hand-built pottery is an outgrowth of my long experience making architectural models and drawing as an Architect. I love the rustic and the primitive, and find my inspiration in the architecture and art of early native America, pre-westernized Asia, and medieval Europe. Over the past 5 years, I have become preoccupied with color and surface texture, so I have been making earthenware vases, lidded boxes, and planters finished with colored terra sigillita, oxides, and borax and lithium washes. Since 2016, I have also been making work in stoneware fired in a soda kiln.