Pottery Vases And Tableware
While in graduate school at CSU Sacramento in 1984, studying sculpture, ceramic technology, and art history, I decided to become a potter. I wanted to pursue an art which I could approach as a business, in which I could apply for a job. Having never thrown a pot, I then worked 11 years as a production potter in 3 factories in Sacramento from 1986 to 1997.
With sufficient on-the-job training, I started this business in 1997. The first couple of years I sold my work at craft fairs, but I had better luck as a San Francisco Street Artist. I stopped losing money when I joined AIM in 1999, then known as “The Marin County Farmers’ Market Association”.
I soon became a member of several Farmers’ Market associations. I find that I can build relationships with customers at events where I can participate monthly, and where I can deliver special orders in person. There seem to be a higher percentage of pottery enthusiasts among farmers’ market patrons than among the general population.
I have been developing clay bodies and glaze recipes for my high fire, wheel thrown porcelain since 1984, and very intensively since 1997. I use only sacks of pulverized minerals, tanks of propane, ingenuity, and hard work in making my pottery. I hope someday to hire an assistant.
Hats and bags made with local Fibershed sourced materials, hemp, organic cotton, waxed cotton; leather bags, pouches, guitar straps, coin purses, berets — all designed and handcrafted in my studio in Benicia, CA
Hand Made Scarves And Clothing
Apples, Berries, Cider, Juice
Blackberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Chestnuts, Cut Flowers, Eggplant, Figs, Grapes, Kiwi, Mandarins, Melons, Meyer Lemons, Nuts, Olallieberries, Peaches, Pears, Peppers, Persimmons, Plums, Pomegranates, Pumpkins, Rasberries, Rhubarb, Summer Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Thornless Blackberries, Tomatoes, Winter Squash
Apples, Asian Pears, Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Kumquats, Grapefruit, Plums, Pluots, Nectarines, Pomelo, Jujubis, Persimons, And Vegetables.
Dried Fruit, Nuts, Vegetables, Apricots, Cherries,