I developed an interest in playing in the mud as a child and in my early teens discovered that working with clay was intensely more satisfying.
Clay is a superbly malleable medium for creativity; its inherent nature inspires an interactive dialogue which can guide the direction of the work. I begin with a general concept and as I become involved in the making, this dialogue takes the lead.
Most of my current work is completed through the combined techniques of hand building and wheel-work.
March 2019 WILD, with painter Kaaren Soby, Smithers Art Gallery
October 2017 Closer Than They Appear, with painter Kaaren Soby, Terrace Art Gallery
2013 Clay, Beyond Function, group show, Smithers Art Gallery
2012 Art/Move/Ment, group show, Smithers Art Gallery
2011 Unorthodox Elements, with painter Kaaren Soby, Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC
2011 Spottery, Members Show, Potters Guild of BC, Vancouver, BC
2009 The Lunchbox Show, Centennial Gallery in conjunction with Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary AB, group exhibit, Calgary Clay Arts Association
2008 100 under 100, Smith & Co. Design Group, Calgary, AB
Trunk Show, Cooper Hall, Calgary AB
1976 Clay Works, Toronto, ON – honorable mention, Juried Show, Ontario Crafts Council
1971 Student Exhibition, Burlington Public Library, Burlington, ON
1973-76 Ceramics Major, Sheridan College School of Design, Missisauga, ON
1975 NCECA International Ceramics Conference, Philadelphia, PA
1973 Banff Centre, International Ceramics Symposium
2012 to present - Smithers Art Gallery Spring & Fall Workshop Series
1986-88 Smithers Alternate School, student support worker, art instructor in photography and darkroom, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, layout & design etc..
1977 Introductory Ceramics Course for Adults, Stewart BC