I started on the Potters Wheel at age 16 learning with my students and went on
to graduate from Seneca College with a Visual Arts Instructor's Diploma in 1981. After successfully completing a four-year apprenticeship with a Master Potter of FINE Porcelain, I continue to teach pottery in my studio and showroom.
My Wheel Thrown FINE Porcelain dinnerware and gifts show in many galleries and stores including The McMichael Gallery Canadian Art Collection and The Art Gallery of Ontario. While participating in Trade and Contemporary Craft shows I have won several awards of excellence for Master Quality Craftsmanship / Booth Design & Display.
FINE Porcelain is a beautiful clay to work with because of the physical purity and hardiness. FINE Porcelain has its' own qualities from the 'whiter than white - baby powder' feel to incredible strength and durability when kiln fired at very high temperatures. The glazes have been created by myself through glaze chemistry over time & remain a private recipe.
FINE Porcelain is all about the natural relationship between 'true form' and the 'FINE' touch. It draws you close and exposes its honest beauty through everyday use.
The development of my pottery has always been with the desire to improve on style. Over the years, as my technique has become increasingly refined, I feel I've developed a clean and elegant look to the pieces in keeping with my overall view of life's simplicities.