Fenway Clayworks is the result of a lifelong interest in functional ceramics. My mission is simple; to make great pots while simultaneously building a community of potters, chefs, and consumers who are interested in, care about, and conscious of how they consume food. To bring light to not only what you eat, but what you eat off (and out) of. My work reflects this. If nothing else, my pots have purpose.
Born in Iowa, onto Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and finally Colorado. I don't think that's what they mean when they say "never settle", but it's worked for me. All of these places have without a doubt impacted the style in which I make pots. Most significantly may have been growing up nearby to Simon Pearce, a glassblowing and ceramic studio in Vermont. It's here where I learned to appreciate the focus and attention that it took to make something unique and worthy of the home by watching potters and glassblowers for hours on end in their working studios.
From New Hampshire to Maine where I studied under Paul Heroux and Tyler Gulden at Bates College. Each with very different aesthetic ambitions, I learned, borrowed, took from both of them, and headed for Colorado.
Here my style has become heavily influenced by the recent transformation of Denver itself and the ever-growing artisan community aspiring to create something impactful. It's a practical and happy town - full of people dedicated to the things they care most about. I'm one.