I'm a graduate of the Boston Museum School (BFA 1976) where I studied ceramics, drawing and painting. In 1978 I was accepted to do graduate work in ceramics at The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. From 1980 -1983 I was a studio potter in Sonoma County, making one -of- kind functional porcelain.
My art sensibilities were largely formed by having grown up in NYC during the 60’s. I did my foundation year at the School of Visual Arts, and my undergraduate work at the Boston Museum School.
I grew up in Brooklyn and that culture is a basic part of me.
Before I left New York it was the beach that provided some sanity amid all the chaos: that liminal place continues to be a central element in my work. I loved the ocean, the beach and the open sky. At this time it was my only connection to the natural world.
Since moving to Sonoma County 40 years ago, I have been a studio potter, carpenter, practitioner of Aikido and a high school art teacher.