I am originally from Louisville Kentucky, and where I first started working in clay. While studying ceramics at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, and travelling abroad in China and Australia, I was able to focus my research and work with a wide range of raw materials and clay bodies. The surfaces I am most drawn to and inspire my current line of work are achieved by reduction cooling with a wood kiln. The majority of my wares are unglazed, letting the clay play a large role in the finished wood fired surfaces.
I now live and work in my home studio in Manassas Virginia. I fire my kiln about four times a year, and am still regularly testing new materials and forms.
Slip and Glaze Recipes
Red Art 100%
goes from a shiny black – red
goes various shades of purple, less
frequently dark green
Newmans Red 100%
Seems always slightly drier than the other two. Good reds.
Local Tests 100%
Any high iron locally occurring clay is worth trying, and adjust with feldspar when needed.
Johnston Dry Shino Glaze
Neph Sy 39
Soda Ash 3
-- thinly applied