Tray moved to Central Virginia to make pottery in 1975.
"I built a stoneware kiln and established Cowpalace Pottery on my grandparent's retired dairy farm in Darlington Heights. There have been several teaching opportunities but my main interest has been to create and sell pottery. My work is made up of mostly functional pieces to be used to enhance the experience of daily life.
Making pottery creates a rewarding balance to traveling and playing music in public. I have settled into a lifestyle that allows me to enjoy the rewards of both.