I started potting mid 1970's at Nelwon Polytech, later teaching beginner classes and selling from my home workshop/gallery. I worked mainly in terracotta, domestic and large flower pots with grogged terracotta which was also used for some domestic ware. Planter pots (glazed) for the "Green World" garden chain in the South Island wee in demand. My trade as an automotive electrician and my health put a stop to potting for approx 10 years until joining Craftpotters Nelson Inc. in Jan 1996. I now do pottery as a hobby and stoneware as well. I am sitll an ative member, taking kids and adult demo's and tutoring beginners.