“As a self taught potter I have experimented with many forming styles and decoration techniques. I had a natural affinity with clay, but many years of trial and error have led to the recognizable style I am creating today. I finally feel that that my hard work has paid off and I identify as an artist. I am able to transfer my visions to a finished piece that is both useful and pleasing to the eye, both of which are important to me. The pots I am making will always be evolving as I continue to play with color combinations and more surfaces, but as a potter, that’s exactly where I like to be.”
Originally from Long Island, Mike went to school at Alfred university for Liberal Arts and found his love for clay there. As a golf professional he is too busy in the summer months to get into the studio so the majority of his work is made in the winter months. With a tiny cabin space in his back yard Mike is looking to expand his work space and slowly transition into a full time life as a working potter.