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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. I make hand-coiled cooking vessels and cups from micaceous clay harvested 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.

 

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