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.