work includes art pottery, decorative ceramic wall art, and
photographic images. My inspiration comes from the world around us
and reflects my love of history and God’s great gift of nature.
of my ceramic work uses the American Raku technique of firing. This
technique combines the interaction of clay, glaze and fire in a
rapidly changing series of environments that results in unique and
often unpredictable results. I
enjoy combining detailed designs with the spontaneous effects of raku
glazes and firing to present elements of both structure and freedom
in my pieces.
photographic images show what we may or may not see around us: our
environments, both natural and man-made, as well as who we are, were,
and perhaps, want to be. Some present a realistic vision while others
a more artistic interpretation.
was born in a small Kansas farm town and raised in Southern
California. He graduated from California Polytechnic University at
Pomona with a degree in Urban Planning and then began a 30 plus year
career in city planning which took him from the sandy beaches and
deserts of Southern California to the rugged coast and mountains of
Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and Puget Sound.
no formal art education or training, but having always appreciated
photography and ceramics, Dave began his own work in clay in 2008
with classes at a local artisan studio and followed with photography.
He continued exploring both artistic mediums, and after retiring and
moving to South Carolina, he continues to grow and expand his