To this day I am more influenced by the pots and potters around me than anything else. Ten years ago I took a workshop with Michael Simon and it was a gigantic springboard into the world of pottery for me. I aspire to make the pot that is wholly clear, that unquestionably and effortlessly meets the expectations of its user. I like to make a lot of pots believing that clarity emerges through repetition and observation. I like firing with wood because the same qualities of observation and repetition are important. I can not control my wood fired kiln I can only try to intelligently direct it. Finally each firing is different which can be as disappointing as it is exciting. Disappointing because nothing is exactly as beautiful as the time before. And exciting because some pots are more beautiful than ever.
Below are galleries of some of the pots available at the Dog Bar Pottery. These galleries provide "thumbnails." If you would like to see a larger view of the sample with descriptive information, double click on the underlined description below the picture.