I have been a visual artist since the ’60s and worked as a painter. My paintings and my sculptures were exhibited in galleries in New York City and were placed in corporate collections both in the United States and Canada. Additionally, my artwork was included in the “virtual corporation“ run by Gordon Gecko in the movie Wall Street.
It was serendipitous that through my experiences teaching art in the Department of Education in New York City, I was reintroduced to ceramics. I found working with clay extremely pleasurable and much different than creating a painting. I found myself spending more and more time making a body of work with clay as the medium.
I have been working in clay seriously for the last 20+ years.
After moving to Pine Bush in the Hudson Valley of New York in 2007, I built a studio building and established New Prospect Pottery.
The pottery built three kilns thereafter.
The studio holds group firings in the gas reduction, salt, and wood kilns. Potters from all around the tri-state area and father afield come together to glaze and fire their work here.
I mix and experiment with glazes and slips. Glaze experimentation is an ongoing process, as there is much to learn when making glazes that are specifically made for each different type of firing.