• Kansas City Arts Institute, Special Student, 1990-91
  • Apprentice to potter John Atlee, one year, 1972-73
  • Doug Casebeer, 2004
  • Bob Briscoe, Kansas City, 1999
  • John Gill, Anderson Ranch, 1996
  • Paul Soldner, Anderson Ranch, 1993
  • Pete Pernel, Anderson Ranch, 1992
  • Douglas Phillips, England, 1990
  • David Shaner, Mendocino Arts Center, 1987
  • John Solly, England, 1986
  • Robert Shaw, Anderson Ranch, 1985
  • Cynthia Bringle, Anderson Ranch, 1984
  • Classen Pottery, Oklahoma City, 2001
  • Dallas Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, 2001
  • Nordsjaellandske Keramikere, Denmark, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003
  • Firehouse Art Center, Norman, 1996, 2006 ongoing
  • Oklahoma City Arts Center, 1993, 2004 ongoing
  • Artspace at Untitled Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK Present
  • Firehouse Art Center Exhibition, Norman, OK 2008
  • Artspace - The Untitled Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK 2008
  • Museum of Art, Lexington, KY 2007
  • JRB Art at the Elms, Oklahoma City, OK 2005
  • Univ. of N. Texas Art Gallery, Denton TX 2003
  • Artspace - The Untitled Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK 2003
  • Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK 2003
  • Featured in Studio Potter Magazine, June, 2002
  • Leslie Powell Foundation/Gallery, Lawton, OK 2001
  • Solvognen Gallery, Fyn, Denmark 2000
  • Tisville Gallery, Denmark, 1998
  • Shevan Williams Gallery, Norman, OK 1998 and 1999
  • Gjet Huset Gallery, Denmark, 1997, 1998 and 2001
  • Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK 1996
  • City Arts Center, Oklahoma City 1995, 2004,2007
  • Gallery 3, Norman, OK 1994
  • Artisan 9, Norman, OK 1993

I grew up in Denmark, influenced greatly by the Danish Design Movement of the 1950s. I was exposed everywhere to the simple lines, love of material and honest craftsmanship, in art classes, in my home and in stores around Copenhagen. The inspiration for my pottery comes from this heritage. I am also influenced by the Shaker and Bauhaus esthetic and people like Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.

Inspiration also comes from my love for food. I visualize my pots filled with the myriad colors and textures of food: oval platters with fish, large bowls with colorful salads, tureens with stew or soup. And, of course, family and friends gathered around enjoying it all.

I see my work as functional sculpture. It is important to me that my pots are strong and user-friendly for everyday use, and that they appear interesting and engaging.

I fire the pots in one of two gas kilns: a soda kiln or a high-fire kiln to cone ten.

I use few colors but seek glazes with depth and crystals. It's wonderful when two glazes run together and make unexpected colors and texture. I also add dots and lines with trailing slips to create interesting effects.

I work with white stoneware and a very grogy sculpture clay. I throw and alter them and also do a lot of handbuilding with slabs. My surfaces often have texture from the clay itself and from pressing the clay into paper, metal or whatever inspires me.

I love working with clay and creating pots. The process is always evolving, and I find it inspiring. There is always something new to learn and try. The studio is a warm and quiet place where I can escape from the world and quickly be engaged and lose myself in creativity. I am so lucky. Beatrice Wood is my model, working in the studio to the end.