This will be my fifth year participating in the Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour on the first two weekends in October, and it is the 31st year for the Tour. My studio will be open to the public on Saturday December 2nd and 9th from 10-5, and Sunday December 3rd and 10th from noon-5. From Crawford Dairy Road, Old Greensboro Road, and White Cross Road, there will be signs posted to direct you to my studio. Scroll down to the gallery section to see the kinds of work I will have on display. Please contact me if you have any questions. I hope to see you at my studio during the Tour. Click here to get more information about the Studio Tour, including an interactive PDF Tour brochure, and an interactive PDF tour map.
I have been a studio potter for over 50 years, and taught ceramics in academia for 33 years. I retired in 2018 after 24 years running the clay program at Tennessee Technological University’s Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU and part of the School of Art, Craft, and Design. My wife Linda (an American historian) and I retired to Chatham County southwest of Chapel Hill, where our son Morgan is on the faculty in Asian Studies at UNC. I make slab-built functional pottery and large coil-built vessels. Most of my work features intricate impressed pattern created with bisque-stamps that I carve. I select glazes that enhance the 3-D relief in the firing process. I fire my work to cone-7/8 in a cross-draft LPG soda kiln. You can find a lot more information about my work at my website, and please contact me if you have questions or comments or wish to arrange a studio visit to see my work in person.