Dale has a B.A.A. in photography from Ryerson University and has been working as a photographer for the last 30 years at Sunnybrook Hospital.
He has been working for over 25 years taking and then teaching pottery classes through the Toronto Board of Education (night school). Also studied at George Brown College, Sheridan College and Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. He has had classes with Martha Maby, Pauline Harman, Monica Jonstone, Susan Card and Michael Sheba.
Inspiration for his work comes from an interest in anthropology, tribal design, as well as episodes from his personal life, experience during the course of wilderness camping, hiking and canoe trips.