Working in clay has been my passion for over twenty years. Starting at Cal Poly, Pomona, where I received my degree, I have continued to expand my knowledge of the ceramic medium. I studied with Ning Yeh, Master Oriental brush painter from Huntington Beach, California, where I learned the subtleties of brushwork along with internalizing the Oriental philosophy, which continues to influence my sculptural work. To strengthen my ceramic knowledge, I attended Mohave Valley College in Arizona and Victor Valley College, California, under the direction of my mentor artist Gene Kleinsmith. A fascination with nature and trees has pervaded most of my 30-year career in art.