My life as a clay artist began at my Junior High school in Surrey BC.
My teacher Rex Calhoun saw something in me and encouraged me to work
with clay, something he was also doing.
In 1972 I moved from home to Vancouver to attend The Vancouver
Art School (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design).
Sally Michener and Tam Irving were the newly arrived instructors
in clay teaching both handbuilding and throwing.
I fired my first gas kiln at the art school.
In 1976 while at Art School I created a set of trophies as a commission from Sam Carter
(Instructor- Foundation courses) in conjunction with The Rain Beaux Arts Ball 1976
which he had designed and created. See Rain Beaux Arts Trophies
In 1979 when Three Mile Island had a meltdown I was so concerned about
the issue of nuclear reactors I built a tombstone.