Born: December 7th, 1947 – St Paul, Minnesota.
1965 – 1969 Bemidji State University – BA Studio Art
1967 – 1968 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1969 – 1971 Apprenticeship, The Leach Pottery, St Ives
On his return to the States in 1971 after leaving the Leach Pottery Jeff set up his own workshop, making porcelain and stoneware. His work is thrown and altered. He variously uses electric, gas and wood fired kilns, and also has a salt kiln. His decoration is sometimes banded, sometimes wax-
Driven to achieve a personal style, he overlaid this foundation with a passion for Art Deco design and a ceaseless exploration of glaze and decoration techniques. His signature “beaked pitcher” is the refinement of a personal challenge to combine form and function elegantly.
A highly regarded studio potter, Jeff has exhibited widely in museums and galleries world-