What is your name?
What is the name of your business?
pots by djr
How did you end up in Buffalo? Are you a Buffalo native?
I went to Buffalo State Collage and when I graduated I found a studio in Buffalo.
How did you become a ShopCraft member?
I was asked to join the team!
In what way(s) is your work and/or lifestyle environmentally friendly?
I try to have little waste, reclaiming my clay. Also my work is functional, so use my reusable dishes and have no waste.
Describe your creative process in as much detail as possible:
I wheel throw each piece with porcelain clay. Then each piece is hand painted and carved.
What does it mean to you to be a member of an artist collective like ShopCraft?
I enjoy being apart of this collective because I think it’s important to shop small and support local artists.
How do you order your wings?
What is the most meaningful thing a customer/client has said to you about your work?
How beautiful it is.
If you could share a piece of advice with people who think they are ‘not creative’, or don’t think their art is ‘good enough’, what would it be?
Keep making, more ideas and answers come from the process.
What about Buffalo inspires you?
What is your most prized possession?
My mother’s engagement ring.