I first learned ceramic arts in college in Texas, studying under Ruth Kahn. My professional career went in a different direction, but when I retired, the potter’s wheel called to me again. I am now fortunate to work with bay area master potters Danny Sheu, Hsin Chuen Lin, and Eileen Wolk.
In much of my work, the round form that comes off of the wheel is just the beginning. I paddle, prod, alter, and texture the piece to make a particular creation that I see in my mind beforehand. In a similar way, I will work with a flat slab of clay to create a unique serving vessel, usually elevated on three legs. These large platters are functional, but are often highly decorated and can be hung on a wall as art.
All of my work is high-fired stoneware, lead free, dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.
Undergraduate Studies:, Reed College, SMU, U. of Texas, Austin. B.A.1968 at UT in Literature with minors in Philosophy and Studio Art.
U.S. Peace Corps, Malawi , Central Africa, 1968-1970
M.D. U. of Texas, San Antonio, 1976
Internal Medicine Residency, Kaiser, Santa Clara 1976-1979
Board Certified, Internal Medicine, 1979
Staff Internist, Kaiser, Santa Clara, 1979-2005
Precepted by Danny Sheu and Hsin –Chuen Lin at Sunnyvale Pottery Studio, 2010 to present