I am a native of Colorado and retired after a 30 year career in the computer field. I learned to carve birds in wood from Jack Bayman of Palmer Lake, Colorado. I moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1981 and became active in the buying and selling of American Indian Art. My love of pottery was intensified over a period of 20 years. My first hands-on experience working with Native clay was while attending a class in Appreciation of Indian Pottery given by Barbara Gonzales of San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico. I learned to make pottery in Micaceous clay while attending classes given by Felipe Ortega of Apache descent from La Madera, New Mexico.
I make Micaceous clay cook pots and Ravens. “Echo” was produced in bronze with mica in the patina from one of my clay ravens.