I grew up in Nebraska and went to college at the University of Northern Colorado where I got my bachelor's degree in art and a teaching certificate. I studied ceramics with Herb Schumacher and DickLuster. I went to graduate school at UNC and also took courses at Loretto Heights with Nan and Jim McKinnell. After graduate school, I set up my first studio in Greeley, Co. I have moved and expanded my studio three times. I have been making pots now for over thirty years and still live in Greeley. I make mostly functional porcelain pots. At one time I made about half of my work in non functional earthenware. I do a lot of glaze testing and experimentation in an effort to keep my work looking fresh. I keep an optimistic outlook on my work and always believe that my next kiln load will be the best I have ever done.