| My first contact with pottery making came in
Sweden where I was attending art school back
Little did I know then how those moments were about to influence my future path. I went on to establish "Solbacken Ceramics" with my partner Bettan in a seaside village in south-west Sweden.
| There we produced earthenware, gas fired
stoneware, and wood fired stoneware in kilns
I designed and built.
During those 11 years we met and worked
with several talented and successful potters,
including Geoff Savage and my friend
| In Sweden I was influenced by the Scandinavian
which favours simplicity and clean lines.
I was also exposed to the work and writings
of Shõji Hamada, Sõetsu Yanagi and
Bernard Leach. This exposed me to Asian thinking and styles,
including some of the classic glazes of history:
celadon, tenmoku, chun, shino and more.
| In 2002 I discovered Zinc- Silicate
It soon became an obsession and I have
pursued this elusive phenomenon
continually since then.
I live and play with my wife
Jade on beautiful Galiano Island in
the Southern Outer Gulf Islands of
British Columbia, Canada.