I am a husband, a father of two adult sons, a grandfather (Seb calls me “Papa”), a studio technician, an educator, and a multi-disciplinary visual artist. I have lived and worked in the Comox Valley since 1992.
I began my art education at Camosun College in 1983 and completed my bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in 2008. I have worked fulltime as a studio technician in the Visual Arts beginning in 1988 at Camosun College, and since 1992 at North Island College in Courtenay, BC.
I have maintained a part-time art practice for over 30 years that spans a variety of disciplines including ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, photography and video. My practice has focused in the last few years primarily on making functional pottery, videos and photographs. I make pots with family and friends in mind, thinking of when we are together, pots that we enjoy holding, sharing food and drink. My videos and photographs are an ongoing exploration of the ceramic processes I do including the making of work and firing of kilns.