about the potter
I am a studio potter, husband, father, hard worker, collaborator, and passionate fermenting evangelist (and founder of the Boston Fermentation Festival) living in Boston, Massachusetts. I strive to create work that has use and love it when folks come to me with new creative ideas & requests. In the last decade as a full time potter, I have made pieces for barbers, chefs, bakers, bartenders, fermenters, hotels, photographers, bloggers and of course lovers of handcrafted ceramics.
Before I worked full time with my hands in mud, I spent overy 10 years committeed to HIV prevention and community health education on multiple continents. I was Peace Corps Volunteer in Southern Africa, public health professor in South America & activist in Washington, DC. My current studio practice draws heavily from my community health work & global health experiences. See my full resume here.
I understand that the decision to buy handmade objects is more than just an economic decision, but a political one. By creating functional ceramic art for use in the kitchen & home, I hope to be making beautiful & useful objects while also building a more just economy and appreciation for craft.
In addition to 'chief potter,' my business card proudly states 'principal fermenter' - showing my great passion for delicious fermented foods. See the latest fermentation news on his fermenting blog and come visit at an upcoming fermentation workshop or demonstration.