Biography of the instructor.
Welcome to Flower Child Productions!
As a native of Southern California, who grew up in the 50’s & 60’s, I’m a product of my generation’s peace and love movement, and it’s only fitting my pottery business is named Flower Child Productions. Somehow I never fully recovered, or perhaps refused to relinquish my hold on a culture whose purpose was to promote genuine peace and love, as well as a healthy respect for our planet, which pottery, the craft of hand shaping part of our Earth, keeps me in touch with the ideals of my youth, while enabling me to show respect for our planet, with dirty hands, transforming its rawest form into art. Every piece of pottery is part of the legacy I dedicate to the dreams and aspirations of my youth.
From an early age art has been my passion, drawing and doodling all over everything, except the walls, needing to express myself, to allow the artist in me to exercise desires that were nearly impossible to grasp in the mind of a child. During high school I eagerly took every art class available and in 1968, graduated with an art recognition award. After a few months of college it became apparent this was not my path in life.
From 1971 through 2001, I raised three sons, which left no time for art, until my youngest son turned 18, and suddenly my world changed, opening up seemingly unlimited time to explore new opportunities. I couldn’t decided if I wanted to take a welding or pottery class, but when pottery was the first class I found, the rest became history.
In 2012, at the suggestion of my neighbors, who are wonderful friends, I was introduced to The Arc of High Point, where the Flower Child has found a new purpose, a renewing of my youthful spirit and dreams. We are developing a class, which will meet on Mondays, where I’ll teach pottery to some wonderful individuals with Autism, Downs Syndrome, and other mental and physical issues. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every piece of my pottery will go to support and expand this program at The Arc of High Point, which will also be producing pieces of pottery to sell. I can’t think of a better way to honor my craft, than to pass it on to a group of people, so much like the clay itself, who only need a little love and gentle guidance to evolve into works of art, producing art.
Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope you’ll enjoy every piece you purchase as much as I’ve enjoyed crafting them for you.