"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ― Calvin Coolidge
DJ started Bisque Imports in 1999, and has been having fun ever since. He was born in Olean, NY and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. (Boomer! Sooner!) In high school, DJ rocked a conversion van with a double bed, shag carpet, sink, and fridge. He thought it was the coolest. It probably wasn’t. When DJ started BI, he travelled around the Carolinas selling bisque out of the trunk of his Jeep—the second most important vehicle in his life.
DJ’s favorite bisque piece is #240 Rim Dinner Plate – BI’s very first bisque shape back in 1999. He remains very involved in the creativity behind many of our wacky designs. His favorite thing about working for BI is the amazing crew and customers. DJ is passionate about cooking, and he can make his goats faint on cue.
The best day of DJ’s life was the day he married his lovely wife and business inspiration, Alicia. Alicia owned two pottery studios in Charlotte, NC. His personal mantra is “never give up.” DJ keeps our team energized with his infectious passion.