A Brief History of Terra Nova
I have always been creative with clay.
In 1987, I got my Master of Fine Arts from Ohio
University in Athens, Ohio. I found a building to rent in Maplewood
of Missouri, ordered a Bailey kiln from New
York, and filed my fictitious name, in the winter of
1989. My landlord and I made the 1200 square feet of space into a
great studio. I made tables, ordered clay and got started.
I lined up two galleries to represent my artwork; one
in Chicago, and the other in downtown St.
Louis. I have worked with 28 art galleries. I
sold artwork to friends and made sales calls
based on referrals. I kept the ball rolling. The
artwork I create are bridges, columns, eggs and site-specific
I specialize more and more in fulfilling large
orders, with clients who are familiar with my trademark columns, or
have a specific need for a ceramic project. I like working with
public institutions, private corporations, public art commissions,
independent architects, and individual clients. My artwork is
suitable for outdoor elements. I enjoy making large ceramic
sculptures and finding homes for them.