The studio is a converted metal horse barn on 7 acres of pasture land. I can look out of the west door and see cows, the north window and see pasture, deer and a vegetable garden, east door and see a black walnut tree and out the south door, I can see pasture and cows and encroaching subdivisions-I don’t look out of that one too much! I had the luck to study at LSU when Linda Arbuckle and Joe Bova were teaching. Linda was perfect to teach the craft (technical knowledge and technique) to make the art. Joe was wonderful to remind everyone to look outside the ceramic world for inspiration. While attending classes, students were bombarded with wonderful visiting artists all of whom were so open with their knowledge and ideas that we couldn’t help but be better artists. My work is mainly majolica with the images taken from life, nature and experiences (lots of food references). I constantly strive to improve the decoration to complement the form. Most of my work is one of a kind and decorated front and back.