I have been working as a ceramic artist for 47 years and for almost that long as a teacher of clayworking skills at various institutions (see "Background" for my complete resume). I work and teach in southwestern Vermont at Oak Bluffs Cottage Pottery, the home-studio I share with my wife and business partner Susan Nykiel and our family.
My creative clay artwork for the last twenty years has centered on ideas expressed in my unique Reassembled Ring Teapots. These sculptural and functional works of art have been featured in many ceramic art competitions and exhibitions in the USA and in Asia. A photo of my Pink Pentagonal Cross-Section Teapot was published on the cover of the March 2002 Ceramics Monthly magazine, along with an article by Paul Park on pages 38-43 (available in the "Articles" section).
To learn more about my fired clay artworks and to inquire about purchasing them, please visit the Teapots section, or select a teapot from the sample images below. Find out about my weekly pottery classes, read articles I have written, or check out exhibitions featuring my teapots by clicking on the menu buttons to your left and above.
This web site is updated periodically to reflect recent events and honors in my career. I hope you will visit often!
August 22, 2014 Breaking News: My "Tangerine Seahorse Descending A Staircase Reassembled Ring Teapot" has been selected in the Ceramics As Art category to be exhibited in the "10th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan," an exhibition of 158 ceramic artworks chosen from 2016 entries submitted by ceramic artists from 59 countries and regions around the world.Here is the link to a 16-minute video made by Julia Morgan-Leamon and Tracy Baker-White, featuring my Reassembled Ring Teapots and me making a hollow ring on the potter's wheel in our Oak Bluffs Cottage Pottery Studio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptcRzWF5nu8.