Rare, risky art inspired by historical ceramic artists.
This art is directly inspired by two artists who motivated me to pursue a full-time career as a potter and ceramic artist: Peter Voulkos and Don Reitz.
- Voulkos (1924-2002) was to ceramics what Jackson Pollock was to painting. They were revolutionary "Abstract Expressionist" artists.
- Reitz (1929-2014) was a close friend of Pete. I was fortunate enough to learn directly from Don during a college workshop. He went through two wheelbarrows of clay in two days. His passionate stories brought other artists to tears when talking about his art, life and Pete. It was truly remarkable.
I feel honored to have felt Reitz's energy at 79 years old, throwing 75 pound platters like child's play.
You can learn more about how I crafted my career to follow in the footsteps of these men in this guest authorship for American Craft Council:
"A Potter's Journey: Art Experiences Outside The College Classroom"