As a building contractor for more then three decades I have learned a lot about design and alteration. Since moving to the High Country in 2012 it was a natural fit to find my way into the art world and expand my creative self. Clay art really seemed to speak me; working with my hands and building felt good. Spending time with and learning from recognized potters has truly been inspirational and keeps me focused on my art. I have furthered my skills by attending workshops in Boone, Asheville, Linville and Newland.
Creating functional pottery has been fulfilling and rewarding and I continue to challenge myself with new types of clay art. Creating Raku fired wares has expanded my thought process as well as my creative self. In 2019 I began managing an open studio in Linville, NC, giving instruction there and have work featured in three High Country galleries.
I invite you to explore the YouTube Channel: actTwo Stories which can be found at ActTwoStories.com where my wife, Peg, and I are featured.