My education and chosen career were in the field of electrical and computer systems engineering in which I spent forty-four years before retiring, December 2004. During the latter two years of employment I had, with the encouragement and support of my artistic wife, Penne, begun to, “play with clay”. With study, focused attention and determination, I slowly learned to throw on the wheel.
The past three years, I have turned more toward hand building using my understanding of geometric relationships (envision the organized slices of the spectacular Sydney Opera House). I find that slabs of clay can be formed and molded into almost any shape imaginable. The fun comes from experimenting, discovering, and attempting to, “break out of the box!