person holding silver clay cup

ABOUT THE MAKER

I’ve been working with my hands all of my  life. I’ve spent time as a lobsterman, shepherd, cook, filmmaker, artist and writer. Under the guidance of renowned master potter Felipe Ortega, I discovered a deep love and respect for micaceous clay. Currently, I live in Oregon where I make hand-coiled cooking vessels and cups from micaceous clay. Each year I return to the place I learned to harvest this clay, in the wild, generous mountains of northern New Mexico. My work is one of many iterations of the ever-evolving, centuries-old tradition of pottery making in the region. I strive to make work whose beauty does justice to her wild mountain origins and brings sustenance and vitality to peoples’ homes.