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Whisting Fish Pottery

Even though Pottery is not the only thing I do, it is one thing that I keep going back to. Ever since a class in 3rd grade, I've enjoyed playing in the mud. All of my work is hand built, simply because I've found hand building is far more flexible than working on the wheel. I feel it also gives me a much more intimate connection to my work, so every piece is unique and special.

I'm based in beautiful Brookings, Oregon, a small coastal town just over the line from California. The spectacular views and wilderness around every corner are a powerful influence, and I often find inspiration just watching the flow of nature around me.

The concept of the whistling fish started when I made a small hollow fish modeled off a peculiar looking species of fish I first saw working with the fishing fleets in Alaska. They were round and had an almost comical expression that stuck in my mind for many years. Combined with the superstition among fishermen that whistling on board would cause a storm, the image developed of a small round fish whistling to keep the fishing fleet away. The Whistling Fish was born!

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