Who Is This Guy

Graphic designer by day — potter by night (and sometimes by day, too).

What did my world look like before colonization — before the Anthropocene era? Virtually no human influence in the landscape, just trees, meadows, streams, rocks and bogs left to evolve on their own. What will it look like after we’re gone? That is the world I wonder about. At the same time, I am a person of order, with things tidily in their place and following a predictable pattern. Symmetry is good, right?

What an odd mix of ideas!  I suppose that’s why I like free-form decorating and organic motifs on a simple, straightforward pot.

I love working with clay—especially on the wheel. Under a potter’s hands the clay comes to life, growing and changing, taking on a new form, alive with purpose and potential.

And the glazing process is pure magic, despite what the scientists say.

I find that interests of food and pottery often go together. It’s no different with me. I love to cook. Food is not only an expression of creativity, it’s also the ultimate catalyst for building relationships and community. Without someone to share a meal with, food is merely fuel for the body—and that’s a shame. Food wonderfully brings together all the senses, with taste, texture, colour and aroma. The On Food posts are mostly a way for me to share my recipes with friends.

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I am married to an incredibly patient and supportive wife, with three grown children and two adorable granddaughters. I live in Burlington Ontario, a small city caught between Toronto and Hamilton.

My faith informs who I am and what I do. I try to follow Christ, but often fall short.

My favourite motto is “Never say never.”

I am against the Oxford comma.

That’s all you need to know about me. The rest is too boring to mention.