Born in 1946 in California.
Completed the pottery art master’s program at the University of Puget Sound in 1972.
He then taught pottery for some time at the university, and visited Japan for the first time in 1974. He returned to America in 1977 and was engaged in pottery in San Diego for 10 years.
In 1987, he came to Japan a second time. After working at several potteries, he created his own kiln in Miki Town in Kagawa Prefecture and has been creating his works there ever since.
His creations have received high evaluations and a number of prestigious awards at international pottery exhibitions in venues including Kyoto, New Zealand, Germany, and Korea.
Rooted in knowledge and appreciation of traditional Japanese pottery, my pottery style developed through the powerful forces and influences of that time. My interest has always been in the relationship between color, form and texture, so I’ve had to develop my own glazes to fit the forms I’ve fashioned. It is my hope that the resulting pieces reflect both the naturalness and spirit of Asian pottery and the creativity and energy of western design.