Reflections of my childhood in the Midwest are engrained in my sense of form and design. I am
influenced by the simplicity of landscape and by nature’s textures. Gnarly tree roots
protruding from a forest floor influence my handles. A streak of rust on a silo or a stretch of
dormant hardwoods in a field of rye inspires my design. Everything from the farm structures and
landscape that surrounded me as a child, to my deeply rooted appreciation of soft butter,
influences the work I make today. I strive to make honest work with lively personality that is
accessible and appropriate to all peoples.