I grew up in Vermont’s countryside off the grid on an organic vegetable farm absorbed in science fiction and fantasy. I first encountered clay during my undergraduate studies which began at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. I completed my ceramics BFA in 2001 after transferring to Maine College of Art. After a short stint as a production potter I worked out of my studio for six years and attended residencies at Medalta (Alberta, Canada), Haystack, Domaine du Boisbuchet (Lessac, France), and Watershed. This year I graduated with an MFA in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design and now live in Rumford, RI with my wife and son. I am currently the Artist in Residence at Arch Contemporary in Tiverton, R.I. and an employee at Gleena in Pawtucket. In September I will be the Visiting Artist at Albion College in Michigan and will then begin a long term residency at Worcester Center for Crafts in November in Massachusetts.

In my work I hope to offer my viewers a moment of reprieve from their hectic existences and allow them a chance to reflect and meditate. I grew up living a self-subsistence lifestyle off the grid in the county side of Vermont on a vegetable farm. As a child, the culture shock I experienced moving between my home and the post-industrial computer age awakening in New England was alienating and overwhelming. In response, I use my work to create and illustrate balance.

I design using a language of the wheel, speaking a dialect of circles, cylinders, and curves which converge into compositions of peaceful monumentality. The space between elements and the relationships of differing proportions generate balance and clarity. I have recently expanded this dialogue, introducing other processes and materials yet wheel throwing remains the foundation. As a result, material and process are elevated within the overall meaning when in conversation with contrasting methods and substances. In my most recent work I explored Brutalist architecture, urban and industrial decay, and the utopian/dystopian concepts presented in Science Fiction and used these themes to express an environment of peaceful monumentality. I hope to reflect on these ideas and fully evolve my designs into a mature body of work and apply them to functional pieces. My work can be seen in Tiverton, Rhode Island at Arch Contemporary Ceramics and online at, on Facebook, and on

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