A native of western Lincoln County, NC, I am a descendant of David Hartzog
(Hartsoe), a Catawba Valley potter. My work is thrown, hand carved, and fired in my home studio in Denver,
NC. I have studied at the Penland School of
Crafts with James Watkins, Lana Wilson, and Richard Burkett. In 2004, was awarded
2nd place with my platter entitled “Cityscape” at the Carolinas Pottery Festival. I studied with Andrew Litton in Charlotte. I was awarded a regional artist grant from the Charlotte ASC and studied two months with Cynthia Bringle
at Penland. She most recently served as assistant with James Watkins in his alternative
firing class at Penland.
About this blog
Here I'll describe why I started this blog and describe the topics I'm primarily interested in covering in it.
This is my salt kiln.