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Artist Bio

I am currently living in Tully, NY where I own and co-operate the home studio with my wife Sarah Panzarella.  I am a Studio Potter, Visiting Professor of Art at Cazenovia College and also an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Syracuse University.
I grew up in the Syracuse area, marvelling at the combination of urban center and outlying rural agriculture.  This dichotomy has always been fuel for my work and a source of my aesthetic interest.  I graduated in 2000 with a BFA in ceramics from Syracuse University, and moved to Bennington, VT to work as an apprentice at Bennington Potters, assisting in research and design as well as learning production mold making techniques.  After my two year stint in Vermont, I attended the University of Florida in Gainesville from 2002 - 2005 and received my MFA in ceramics.  The color, vibrancy, and life of Florida and the south as a whole definitely influenced the way that I use and see color and am grateful for the time spent there out of my element.  We then returned back to Central New York to build a studio and develop lives past academia. 
My work has been shown in numerous national and international juried and invitational shows, and is in the collection of Robert and Jane Myerhoff in Baltimore and the Southern Illinois University Museum in Carbondale, Illinois.