The photo of the chair now gracing my page is actually two views of a chair made for my younger son, Hunter. He's just six and a half now, and already starting to outgrow this chair. It does point out the difficulties in establishing scale with photographs of art.
I have been working in clay since a first class with Prof. Merle Zirkle at Grinnell College, in 1979, earning my MFA from the University of Iowa in 1989. I have operated Please Touch Pottery, full time or part time, ever since. I hope here to share a collection of essays on education as an artist. Comments are welcome. I'm also a graduate of the Masters program in Museum Studies at the University of Kansas, 2011. My profile photo is by Rob Johnson, a terrific potter and photographer, who works with the Omaha Clay Works. The piece next to me is number ten in my "Firetrap" series. Fired in the anagama outside of Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska. I also make full sized, comfortable, clay armchairs, and kitchenware for recreational medievalists.