Retirement has allowed Jim to spend more time in his personal studio. Naked Raku has been Jim’s passion for the last ten years. This medium satisfies his need for exacting methods and unexpected results. Failure has provided most of the lessons needed for success. His frustrations have also led him to innovating new techniques and tools to simplify processes and improve results. His body of work has continued to grow and change with each creative spark. Jim’s most recent work is sculptural with the occasional bowl and vase thrown in for good measure.