December 15, 2017

2017 has been a year of change and transformation for me. In June I traveled to Bosnia as part of a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Program to learn about European Muslim Culture and Art with a group of 15 educators from Arizona. In that month long excursion I learned a lot abo...

September 6, 2017

This is the number one takeaway from my month long education touring Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of a Fulbright Hays faculty development program this past June. I was one of 16 high school and community college educators from Arizona taking part in a program designe...

March 19, 2016


The purpose of this blog is to help me organize and preserve thoughts, memories, and concepts usable for art. The problem, as always when I have atempted this in the past, is how far back do I go? I have gone back to the beginning in my “The Making of an Artist” prese...

March 9, 2016

I didn't imagine I would ever be a teacher until after graduate school, and, faced with an uncertain income as a full-time potter, with a wife and infant son to support, up came an opportunity to teach art in a middle school program to kids in an "alternative program"....

March 7, 2016

Lately I've been feeling sad because I haven't been able to make time to be in my studio making the work I want to make, which is a sculpture of Cooper, my grandson, now 18 months old. My idea is to make a clay sculpture of Cooper with tiny figures representing his mot...

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