In the early 70's I had my first pottery studio in Scio, Oregon. After several years I found I needed a regular income to support a family with 2 young daughters. So I spent the next 40 years in residential construction and also making functional pottery as time allowed. Finally I was able to retire and devote my full time to throwing pots. During the last 6 or 7 years my work has evolved into sculptural forms. I start with a process called "lifecasting" which involves making a mold of the human form and eventually producing a plaster mold that I can press clay into. For me the fun is in exploring the endless variations of altering and/ or enhancing the original form.