My other passions in life are nature photography and pottery.
As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed being outdoors walking in the
forests and parks looking at nature designs. I consider myself very
fortunate to be in Arizona which is a photographer’s paradise. In the
past three years, I have shot in places with temperatures below 5
degrees Fahrenheit, in the desert sand over 110 degrees, and in locales
that I used to see and admire in books and magazines. In a way, my photography
skills have improved and I couldn’t ask for a more awe-aspiring
Southwest backdrop to practise my photography.
Throwing a pot is an all-absorbing activity which helps me relax and
go with the flow. Pottery keeps me balanced and centered. It is always satisfying to see a bowl, plate or vessel taking form
from a shapeless lump of clay.