Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I am very excited to be included in the upcoming “Lone Star College-North Harris Alumni/Student Exhibition” at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tick, tock...

Where does the time go!?!? I successfully completed my first year of full-time college instruction, spent most of this summer recuperating from that and now am gearing up for it to start all over again! I can't believe how quickly time is flying by.

I have been house hunting all summer for something that is closer to work (I have almost an hour commute each way) but so far have not been successful. Those of you that are so inclined- please send me some good home finding mojo! I am tired of looking!!!

I did manage to make a very small amount of work this summer (not nearly what I was hoping to accomplish) and I'm teaching one night a week at Clayworks.

Monday, July 25, 2011

New path

I have been trying to catch up on all my orders because my life is about to change DRASTICALLY!!! I am very excited to announce that I have accepted a full-time art instructor position. I will be teaching 3-D design, Ceramics, Sculpture and Art Appreciation.  I am spending a great deal of time preparing syllabi and projects. If anyone has any great projects ideas I am listening!

I am also working on pieces for a solo show this October at the North Carolina Crafts Gallery in Carrboro.

Hope everyone is having a creative summer- peace & love!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The teapot finished

In my haste to ship this piece to its new home, I did not get to shoot any images so this was sent to me by  the person who commisioned it. I was very relieved that I had no cracks or issues with the appliques during the glaze firing. 

Here is another recently finished house form. I am pretty happy with this one. It is approximately 9"x 8" 

Saturday, February 26, 2011


This is the teapot commission in progress. It has been stained with underglazes and sponged off. I will clear glaze it in the morning and load the kiln tomorrow night. I made a new lid. I think this one is better.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A few new pieces

"Trust in your Heart"
wall house

"Happiness awaits"
wall house

"Jump you might Fly"
side A

"Jump you might Fly"
side B

side A

side B

"We have a tale to tell"

"This way Home"

Friday, February 11, 2011

What have I been doing...

This is a commission I have been working on. It is for some long time friends that wanted a special wedding gift. I obsessively worked the surface with my pin tool making circles of texture. I will dry it very slowly to try to  prevent cracking at the seams and keep my fingers crossed that it works!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's show time!

Along with my bowl orders I am preparing for an upcoming show. Thank goodness I am finally feeling more inspired!

For this show I am working on some wall pieces and larger house forms. My ideas for this work have to do with renewal, growth, beginnings, etc.. Obviously all relating to my new life and finding "me" again.
wall house

I am also teaching at Clayworks and have another great group of students. This session we are making hand-built items for the table- salt & pepper shakers, covered butter dishes, cream & sugar sets, center pieces and a casserole. I decided it was time for some fresh stamps below are a few of the new designs.
new stamps

Monday, January 10, 2011

What's up...

I have been struggling to get back into the "making mode" since the holidays. Just not really in the mood. I don't know why,  just feeling very LAZY!!! Maybe it was that big push to get everything done before Christmas, whatever the reason I need to get over it and get productive.

I did spend some time cleaning the studio and organizing which it was in dire need so I am happy to have a clean place to work.  Pictured are last weeks accomplishments. I made a good number of wobbly bowls and I have been commissioned to make some trays for awards and of course the never ending construction of the houses.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


 A few recent pieces.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Here are some extras of the finished cupcake plates I had made for a commision. I enjoyed making them so think I will do some more.

This was another custom order for sets of napkin rings w/ initials. I had never made any before and thought they came out alright. I rolled slabs around cardboard tubes, cut them to the desired width and then made the little initial medallions separately. I used underglazes to highlight the textured parts. They are glazed with clear.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Busy, busy

I realized about two weeks ago that I needed 500 of my teeny tiny wobbly bowls to fulfull my current orders (this is my "bread & butter" product that I have been making since the economy took a nose dive)- so I worked basically day and night to get them made in time to ship on the 1st of December. This is the kiln loaded for the bisque fire- they are in stacks of 5+ and a few shelves deep.

Clayworks is having its annual Holiday Sale. We had a nice opening last night and I got to hang out with some clay buddies that I don't get to see all the time. Hopefully today the shoppers will be out in force so I won't have too many pieces to pack up!

I mentioned in my last post- moving into a much smaller home has been quite the adjustment. I am using my second bedroom as a studio, office, packing & shipping area and a craft/painting studio (eventually it will also have to serve as a photography studio for documenting my pieces. Wow, that's a lot of use for one small space!! So I am constantly shuffling things around and then losing track of items-it doesn't help that I am a consumate "pile maker". It was only this morning that I finally found my usb cable for my camera. I have been looking for it since I moved but now that I have it I will try to be better at posting and adding images.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Is anybody still reading this!?!

Sorry I have been absent for sooo long- I was making some very hard decisions about my life and was just not ready to share...

I have moved to a new place and I am making a fresh start on my own. No one to blame, I just needed to do what I felt was going to be best for me. It was a very difficult choice to leave my marriage after having spent 15 years together. We parted on as good of terms as one can in this situation and I believe we will remain friends. So there you have it, at 47 years old I am starting over- full of hope, a little scared and trusting that I will find peace & happiness on this new path.

It has taken me some time to get my studio back up and running but I am finally creating again. Lots of back orders so I am busy (which is good for more than my finances)! Also having to adjust to a MUCH smaller space has had its challenges but the biggest challenge is having to transport my work to be fired since I could not hook up my kiln at my new place. I have to pack it in all kinds of padding and every bump in the road makes me cringe!!! I only lost 2 little pieces so far so I feel pretty lucky.

Besides catching up on my orders- I am teaching handbuilding this session at Clayworks. I have a great group of students who have made my Wednesday nights a lot of fun- I hope they are enjoying it as much as I am!

Have a great weekend, love the one you're with and enjoy every moment!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Last week I gave a little workshop in my hometown of Lafayette, Indiana. I had not been back in more than 20 years!

I was invited by my high school ceramics teacher, Jane Boswell (who was the most wonderful, caring teacher EVER)! She and her husband Jeff, who is also a really great potter, made the whole trip possible- THANK YOU both so much!!!
It was a whirlwind visit but I enjoyed every minute of it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I am currently in a show at Mudfire. Check out the link to view some cool handbuilt work by twenty artists.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fresh start...

Well,right now I am taking a little break from cleaning up my garage studio. It is very chilly here today and I have three layers of clothing on just to make it bearable. I've got my little space heater cranked on high but it is not doing a very good job of warming the place up.

I really let things get out of hand in the studio for the last couple of months and it is a total wreck. I am cleaning top to bottom. Purging lots of old crap that I have been saving for I don't know what. It always makes me feel so much better once things are in order again.

Speaking of orders... I already have three good orders to fill so I guess things are starting off right this new year!

Okay, I've got a cup of hot tea so it's back to the trenches... have a great weekend.


Thursday, December 31, 2009

The generosity chain…
I saw this posted on a blog somewhere and just loved the idea. Here's the deal:

This is a generosity meme in which I will make something for 5 people…
I will draw 5 names out of all those that email me by midnight Jan 1, 2010. So, if you are interested, send me an email to chadwickdesign@gmail.com with your name. I'll draw five names from those submitted by tomorrow night. I will let you know if you're on my list of five!
I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. No refunds… no exchanges ;-) please!!! What I create will be just for you, with love from me. It’ll be done this calendar year (2010) and when you get it, you have to let me know it arrived.
I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be or when you will receive it. It will be something I made and it may be beautiful or it could be funky. I may even create something totally unbelievable and surprise you!! It will be handmade by yours truly and may be a collage, a painting or even a porcelain piece. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
I reserve the right to create whatever I feel like at the time – that’s it, no strings attached.
I am so excited about this idea of making and giving “just because”!

This idea isn't just for artists--it's for everyone. We're all able to create something precious for another human being. You can do the same.

Whether your name is drawn or not, I hope you'll play, participate, make, and give. Post this on your blog, facebook, tweet it, put a sign up in your office, find a way to be involved in it.

Let's hold up five people this year, creating beauty for them. Be swept into the simplicity of making and giving!!!

Believe it can happen!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Some of my other artwork...

Since I have finished all my clay orders for the season I decided it was time to do some paintings. Here are two of the latest.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to reality...

I went away for a family reunion this weekend. Most family reunions are some sort of idyllic picnic gathering but mine hooks up in Vegas once a year! We had a blast but now it is time to get serious and work!!!

I can not believe it is Sept. 1st. Where did the last 8 months go!?!?! The holidays are just around the corner and I need to get into serious production mode. So many things in the works and so little time.

Happy September 1st... fall is in the air and I am excited about the future!!!