Wayne grew up in rural Iowa, in the house filled head to toe with art from a very crafty mother and talented brother. Once a week his parent’s basement was filled with his mother’s friends taking ceramics classes – a 15 year battle and effort by her and her students/friends to win every ribbon possible at the county fair… Forward to six years ago – the proud partner of a successful Advertising agency – Wayne was struggling with how to handle his wife’s breast cancer and an internal battle with calling graphic design, “art”. He purchased a wheel to get his head on straight, not realizing that as good as he was 20 years prior, he would be starting with the very basics. Centering a pot wasn’t like riding a bike at all. Today, pottery is a big part of his everyday life. He has no agenda and what he makes is what moves him to do that day. He sells his art when the mood fits and the stars align, and he sells it based on how much he wants to keep it. The higher the price, the more likely he wants it for himself.
Samples of Wayne’s work: