Upcoming Events

AUGUST 21, 2023


I have a some events coming up in the next few months:

Tango Themed Fundraiser for Starworks

I will be giving a tango lesson at the annual fundraiser for Starworks, in Star, NC on Sept 16.  I love dancing the Argentine tango and am really looking forward to sharing this dance with folks at this fundraiser.  When I started learning the tango 13 years ago, it really affected my clay work and, in fact, I started to see the world differently. The reason is that the tango relies a lot on maintaining connection with your partner and constantly acting and reacting within the feedback loop the two of you create.  I started to see this feed back loop everywhere, particularly in my clay work.  I started “listening” to the clay more, which sounds pretty corny, but really what I mean is that I became much in tune with the water content of the clay.  Any move I want to make with the clay is most efficiently made at a certain stage in its drying.  When I started learning tango, I started to really notice the constant and subtle changes that clay goes through.

Starworks is a fantastic arts non profit in central North Carolina, near Seagrove, which is one of the epicenters of pottery making in the US.  And its one of my favorite arts organizations.  It’s an honor to share a bit of my favorite hobby in support of this organization.

There will be live tango music by the Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble

Please consider coming to this event and learning some tango!

Starworks Annual Fundraiser and Auction: Tapas & Tango
Saturday, September 16, 10am-3pm

Starworks, 100 Russell Drive, Star, NC 27356

More information here


Potter’s Market at the Mint

After several years away, I will be returning to the Potter’s Market at the Mint this year.  This is a great 1 day show exhibiting some of the best pottery and ceramic art in North Carolina.

Potter's Market at the Mint
Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9:15 am-4:00 pm

Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte NC 28207.

More information here


Three Potter’s Symposium and Exhibition at The Bascom with Joey Sheehan and Will Dickert.  Keynote lecture by Michael Sherrill.

I'm excited to be on the ticket for this years Potter's Symposium at The Bascom.  This is an annual event that The Bascom has been hosting for many years.  Many of the states finest ceramic artist have participated. Its an honor for me to be doing it this year.

Joey and Will are good friends of mine and Michael Sherrill, who is giving the keynote lecture, is one of North Carolina’s most esteemed ceramic artists.  We will demonstrating our work on Saturday.  This event is free to the public.

Three Potter’s Symposium at The Bascom
Friday, Sept. 29 4pm-6pm - Saturday, Sept 30 10am - 4 pm
The Bascom
323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741

Friday, Sept 29 4-6pm Keynote lecture with Michael Sherrill followed by cocktails and light fair during the exhibition opening.

Saturday, Sept 30 10-4pm  Demonstrations with Joey Sheehan, Will Dickert and myself.

More information here


Omaha North Hills Pottery Tour

I’ll be back in Omaha this fall for the pottery tour.  Looking forward to seeing my Omaha friends!

Omaha North Hills Pottery Tour
Saturday, October 7      10am - 7pm
Sunday, October 8        10am-5pm

111 North 14th Street (US HWY 75), Fort Calhoun, NE, United States, Nebraska

More information here


Bisqueware ready to go in the kiln. Three small Coral sculptures and part of a Circle.
The firebox of my kiln after about 40 firings.