I began my clay career while attending high school at Heights High School located in Wichita, Kansas during my sophomore year, 1976. My high school teacher, Terry Aikins was a great instructor and mentor. I remained close to him until his death in 2005. He encouraged me to attend my first art show in 1979. After high school, I attended Wichita State University with a primary interest in Studio Arts.
After finishing college, I continued my work in clay. In 1996, I attached the name B & G Pottery to my work and business. In 1998, I moved to Derby, Kansas and set up a studio in my home where I currently work today with my wife, Jennie.
I create handmade functional and decorative pottery primarily on the wheel. I do some sculpture and hand-building work with a slab roller and extruder. I have found that my work is ever evolving. My wife & I travel year-round to fine art festivals through-out the country and enjoy the opportunity to see the country and meet people from all over the states.