THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION IN THE RAINBOW FACTORY
Fine Arts Building Gallery (UT Martin) / 16 Mt. Pelia Rd., Martin, TN October 24, 2017 - November 7, 2017
I have consistently structured-in time for experimentation, sabbatical refreshment, and education. The outcome of these years of exploration and development has resulted in the saggar-fired, side-fired and wood-fired approaches that constitute the "exhibition-quality" works that I produce. Not having abandoned my commitments to utility, these exhibition works explore ways of working which are more risky, less predictable, and perhaps more inventive than my regular production works. These works, for 30 years, have been sold primarily through my retail studio.
During the last twenty years my life has been graced by the support, nurture, and mentoring of many potters. Over the last ten years I have had the opportunity to travel internationally, to offer more than 45 workshops, to work as visiting artist in academic settings, and to author nearly 50 articles for international ceramics publications. And as always, these remain my best hopes: that as I continue to nurture my own development, and attempt to be generative with my sharing, that others will find some merit and some benefit in these offerings.