My earliest memories of clay come from playing with the beautiful blue clay found on our farm in southern Ontario when I was a child. Years later, in 1986 , I took my first pottery class with a small guild in Beaumont Alberta and was hooked! When we moved to Airdrie Alberta, just north of Calgary, I was fortunate enough to have neighbours who were full time production potters. Greg and Lori McRitchie of Mudslide Stoneware shared a wealth of information with me, and Greg’s pots are still my standard for “quality control”. I worked with them for six years as a “PIT” (Potter in Training). In 1992 our family moved to the Parksville/Nanoose area on Vancouver Island , British Columbia and since then my work has progressed and diversified from strictly functional pottery, to include more creative pieces fired in Raku, Tozan and wood-fired kilns.
Currently I am a member of the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op, past-president of the Arrowsmith Potters Guild. .
My work can be found along with the work of four other potters at "Pyromania Pottery", a store located in Coombs B.C. just outside of Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C.