Working in clay for over 20 years, Jeff creates both functional and decorative high fire ceramics. He was drawn to clay for its endless possibilities as a creative medium and the use of fire to transform earth into stone.
The artist states, "I am influenced by both historical and contemporary ceramics and art. I am also captivated by technique, the technical details of formulating clay and glazes, and the aesthetic of the finished work."
"In creating my pottery, form is of utmost importance as I believe the piece must be able to stand alone prior to any decoration. Then the piece serves as a canvas to be further enhanced by glazing and the affects of the fire itself." Jeff is embarking on a new path with the decorating of his pottery.