Over ten years ago when Heidi introduced me to her father, John Blom, I had to ask her what was wrong with im. All I saw was pottery everywhere. I thought he was crazy. I actually bought him a piece of pottery at a local art show in Reno, Nevada. To John "It was a lesson to be learned", and he let me know it in no uncertain terms.
Several years later, Heidi and I caught John's obsession. I learned the process of making the pieces to the history behind them. We were lucky enough to work with John Blom and Alan Hayes on their book, "Southwestern Pottery - Anasazi to Zuni", and help them discover new artists.
After five years of collecting and meeting some great artists who eventually became great friends, Heidi and I opened Pottery of the Southwest Gallery on Canyon Road in 2017. It has been an exceptional experience and continues to be the best of times in my life.