September show report, new
Welcome to my online gallery. I take pride in
my work and I hope it shows. Each piece is made in my Florida studio, the old fashioned way--individually, one at a
Some potteries cast pieces in a mold and add a
glaze, allowing them to have a catalog of hundreds of pieces that look the same
until they "retire" the piece or break the mold. I prefer to make pottery
by hand forming the piece on a potter's wheel and applying my glazes one at a
time. This method is slower and more meticulous, so I can only produce
between 150 and 200 pieces per year. Truly collector's items.
Some potteries also have many employees and can
produce a large amount of work. In my studio it is just me and
occasionally John Tiller helping me out by throwing pots for me to decorate.
Making pottery is an intimate process between artist and clay, and I would like
to keep it that way. This is one of the reasons I have resisted expanding
my business and hiring workers to make my pottery. Sure I could probably
make more money, but then it would just be a factory--not art.
Since 1994, pottery has been a way for me to express the experiences
and influences in my life and sometimes the depths of my soul. Have fun
browsing through the site and come back often.
"One of a kind, one at a time" is my motto.
Common Ground Pottery
Vero Beach, Florida