Making pottery for more than forty years has taken Alan to some interesting places. He recently returned from Yunnan, China where he served as a judge in an international teaware exhibition. He has exhibited in Canada, U.S.A., Australia, France, Croatia, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand and Cambodia. Alan received numerous awards and grants and has his work in many public and private collections around the world. He teaches at the University of Manitoba, Brandon University and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. He is an exhibiting member of The Stoneware Gallery, Winnipeg. His studio is situated east of Oak Hammock Marsh where visitors can experience how traditional pots have been made for thousands of years. He uses an old-style foot-powered wheel to make most of the pots which are mainly fired outdoors in a wood burning kiln. There is a wide range of functional and sculptural pieces to choose from, both large and small.