The focus of Kirk’s work is to make beauty that supports the joy found in the everyday. Kirk looks forward to the personal expression that is pottery from the organization of his creative space, the collection of clays, tools, and materials, the forming of pieces, the mixing, testing, and application of glazes, the firing of the kiln, and the greatest joy of all presenting the finished work to a friend. Pottery is a personal journey of self-exploration and problem solving. He finds the meditative process of pottery is restorative to the rhythm of life. Kirk has been a Ceramic Artist for 20 years. He has a B.A.: in Art, Focus: Ceramics, from Northwestern Collage, Orange City, IA. He was a ceramics instructor and student at Orange Street Pottery, Wilmington, NC, He has taken classes, as well at John C. Campbell Folk Arts School, Brasstown, NC.