Red Clay Tile Works began in 1980 with the idea of making hand-made custom ceramic tile for decorative and architectural applications. Inspiration came from observing the processes and materials used by Henry Mercer, founder of the Moravian Pottery in Doylestown PA in the early 1900’s. I have adapted many of those techniques to a contemporary studio on a smaller scale building many tools specialized for tile making. I have exhibited extensively in the mid-Atlantic states exposing my studio product to consumers. Such exposure has led to many commissions for projects both public and private. Important recent projects include a decorative ceramic stove for the Swiss Nationality Room at the University of Pittsburgh. An example of work in a public place is a gateway mural for the Deutschtown Neighborhood at the corner of Cedar Avenue and East Ohio Street in Pittsburgh’s North Side. In addition to tile work, I am currently pursuing sculpture in various materials including steel, ceramic and wood as appropriate to the concept.