While working in Korea (1970-72), I took up the study of ceramics in my free time. Later, at Gavilan, pursuing my A. S. degree, I took ceramics classes. When I retired from a 25 year career, I came back to the Gavilan ceramics program. Every day that I work with clay at home or at the college, I find a new challenge.
One on-going project with which I am involved is finding native clay on river banks and the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Years ago, while visiting Georgia, I discovered jug heads, hand-made pots with faces sculpted onto their surfaces. I have researched their 200-plus year African and American history, and now I am making them.