I’m a full-time potter. I started working with clay in 1972. I use both porcelain and stoneware clay to make my work. My work is mostly functional, but I enjoy doing sculptural work as well. The ware is fired in one of two up-draft gas kilns, an Olsen 36 and a Halversen 48 cubic foot kiln. The pieces are fired to cone 10-11 (about 2380 degrees Fahrenheit) in a reduction atmosphere. I also have a soda kiln which if fire several times a year, the work from the soda kiln produces many different and interesting pieces of pottery, not as predictable as the high fire reduction kilns.