Born and raised in Southern California, he grew up swimming and scuba diving in the ocean. Identified at an early age as a likely sculptor by modeling the cube of margarine during family dinner, he also received some criticism at that point. As a young teen he wandered into an evening ceramics class. Having some affinity for throwing pots, he soon began selling at local flea markets and head shops. Once out of high school, he continued as a potter, throwing pots for piecework, making his own work, as well as attending to a formal art education at Pasadena City College, the University of Montana, and Cal State Univ. Los Angeles.
He has had a varied lifelong career as an artist and craftsman. He has commercial ceramic manufacturing experience as well as work in museum collections. He has slung a trowel as a mason for Rock & Roll stars in Malibu and worked as a hard-rock gold miner in California’s Northern Mother Lode. He’s built homes from the ground up and taught art on the college level. He has shown in numerous shows and galleries as well as conducting demonstrations, workshops, and performances.
Ed moved to Durango over two decades ago, where he and his wife, Debra Greenblatt raised their two daughters, Ruby and Delia. Both Ed and Debra have been involved with many community art and service organizations, including Durango Arts Center, Dumpster Beautification Project, Rotary International and Rotary Youth Exchange, Adaptive Sports Association, KDUR and others.