Ken was introduced to clay in 1976. While studying Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, a kindly potter in Salem, Ontario invited him into his shop, to try out the wheel. Upon his return to Saskatchewan, Ken established a modest studio in his home, and another at Caronport High School. For nearly three decades, Ken passed on the joys and struggles of working with clay to his students—several of whom went on to become successful potters themselves. Following his retirement from Caronport High School, Ken remains a professor of Ancient History and The Old Testament at Briercrest College.
Ken’s work has always focused on being functional pieces for the dinner table. Inspired by the intricacies of Ancient Celtic Metal Work, and the hospitality of the Basque and Tuscan Food Cultures, his work explores practical dinnerware, with glazes that accentuate its textures.