I have been a member of the Torpedo Factory
Art Center since it's inception in 1974. I have left Studio
24 in 2006 after thirty-one wonderful years with my studio
associates and meeting in person people who have come to our
great Art Center. I am now part of the Center as an associate
member. You can view my work here and also by going directly
to my business website www.jipottery.com
. There, you can view and buy my work. I will be happy to
ship it to you. There you will also be able to view my show
calendar. I try to have 1 or 2 shows in Northern Virginia
As always, I spend many hours developing
new ideas and refining my skills. Art is still foremost in
my mind as it is a fascinating visual method of expressing
inner concepts. As you see by viewing my photos, I use two
very different methods. Stoneware is an all encompassing clay;
durable with deep bright or soft subtle glazes. I enjoy making
durable, very functional work and fanciful pierced pieces.
Raku on the other hand is low fire, more fragile, but because
of the extreme firing procedure it provides a myriad of colors
and values not achievable in high fire stoneware.
I taught and directed the Pottery Workshop,
a department of The Art League School, from 1977 to 1994.
My work is in many private collections, and credits include
many juried exhibitions, awards, invitationals and several
one-artist shows. In 2006 I was honored with a purchase award
by The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader
Park. In addition, many galleries across the country carry
my work, including "As Kindred Spirits" at Reagan
National Airport. This year I have been chosen as one of the
featured artist in the Ellarslie first annual calendar.
My prices range from $38 to $1200