Time spent in wild places inspires my time making, time making inspires my time in wild places.
I am living and working as an artist & craftsman in Alaska. I work mostly with Clay and Wood making functional pottery and wooden ware. I tend towards simple process and hand work, I like old technology and new.
I find a special interest when it's clear that an intimate object was made by human hands and suggests its place in nature, reminding us of ours.
As well as art and craft I am passionate about wild places and wild experiences. Rivers, mountains, the sea and the wildlife that live in it are all exciting and meaningful to me. Boating, running, skiing, biking, climbing as well as quietly observing inspire and help create connection & balance. Living in Alaska offers this experience readily and is what brings one here.
Teaching has been and is a big part of my life. This includes teaching in schools, universities and creative settings like rivers, woods and yurts. Lately that has meant teaching courses in Packrafting and Carving.
Annie Feidt visited the workshop yurt while we made awards for the Little A Triathlon. You can listen here: http://www.alaskapublic.org/2016/04/29/ak-with-the-little-a-triathlon-a-father-grieves-and-gives/
My workshop a small yurt in Eagle River, Alaska.
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