2589 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 251-5657

Artist’s Statement

I work in metals, ceramics and wood using a variety of tools to shape and mold materials into pieces that strive to capture the spirit of the craftsman era. I particularly enjoy working with hot forged metals which allows a normally rigid material to become plastic and able to be worked into fluid and organic shapes. For most of my work I use a combination of materials and it is not uncommon for me to incorporate found objects into my pieces. Raw materials for my found object pieces may originate from a scrap yard, flea market, yard sale or be found washed up on the coast. Gathering raw materials can often be as big a challenge as constructing the work. I enjoy creating my pieces and my reward is a positive response from the viewers.

Here’s my artist’s resume (57 KB PDF)