I have been a visual artist since the ’60’s, and have primarily worked as a painter. My paintings and my sculptures were exhibited at 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. Wheel work was a skill I began to develop about 12 years ago.
Shortly after moving to Pine Bush in the Hudson Valley of New York State in 2007, I built a studio building on the property and established New Prospect Pottery. The pottery built two kilns thereafter. The pottery holds group firings in the 40 cubic foot gas reduction kiln and the salt kiln. Potters from all around the tri-state area come together to glaze and fire their work. I mix and experiment with glazes and slips and make all the glazes that the pottery uses. 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.
These glazes and slips are available for the ceramic artists who come to glaze and fire their pots here and for my students who study at the studio. Please feel free to contact the pottery directly for information about firings and classes.
"The spirit of creating objects that are not only beautiful to see and hold, but have a purpose in our daily lives, gives me tremendous pleasure. I love to share the pots I make, and collect, using them with friends and family. It makes enjoying a meal doubly pleasurable."