I am the creative force behind Slow Studio. I've worked primarily in clay for almost 20 years. I was born in New York City, but spent my formative years amidst rural academia in Amherst Massachusetts. When I discovered clay at the Massachusetts College of Art years ago, I knew immediately that it was a material which I innately understood.
The natural world provides me with endless color, form and texture ideas which have informed my work in clay. Natural color tones and their subtle variations are a result of time and function which both play an important role in my work. In addition, I believe the design of each piece should reflect the method of making. My process is pared down to essential elements to convey an integrated unity of process and design. This transparency creates an honest element of communication between maker and user.
When not in my studio I can be found teaching art and ceramics at an independent boarding and day school in the countryside of New England. I produce the Slow Studio line of ceramic tableware at my farmhouse studio in Vermont.