Category Archives: Design

Moose on the Mind

The moose designs are involving to include these cute kitchen sponge holders. If you’ve never owned a sponge holder, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. They keep sponges dry and out of trouble, and best of all, they … Continue reading

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Wyoming Moose Madness

Back in March, I remember looking out the window one day in between painting projects to see a great big moose right outside the living room window. It wasn’t intimidated when it noticed us watching it through the window. It … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

  I’ve decided that my favorite thing to illustrate on my pots is different kinds of leaves. This willow branch teapot is made with a built-in strainer for easy enjoyment of loose leaf tea. Sometimes loose leaf tea can seem … Continue reading

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Lost in the Willows

  As it always goes with me, I am pursuing a new direction with my ceramic work. Actually, it branched off of something I was doing in the fall of 2014 in Massachusetts, but I’ve improved on the idea. I … Continue reading

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Home Studio- Status: COMPLETE!

  Since working in the University studio in the summer, I’ve figured out a good home studio setup. I bought a kiln just before Halloween 2015, and it arrived the next week. At first, the plan was to clean out … Continue reading

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Small Steps

I finally feel like I’m moving forward in ceramics this week. My kiln is now in place and ready to go. I did a test firing to cone 04 last night to season/oxidize the new elements, and I just barely … Continue reading

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Christmas Kiln Push

Above is a photo of some plates that I made during the summer. I drew the rhododendron flowers in a diagonal pattern on the plate instead of how they naturally appear. I remember how gorgeous and overwhelming it was to … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

Pottery sales have been good this year. I used to think that if I wasn’t part of a big group sale like I was in school, I could never make as much money from pottery. This year, I have made … Continue reading

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Botanically Illustrated

I didn’t post many pictures of my newer botanically illustrated work what with the transition this summer and getting a new job. Above is a sandwich plate decorated with a prickly pear cactus. I entered it into an exhibition, but … Continue reading

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Botanical Plates!

Red Slipper Orchid Plate (Paphiopedilum), Porcelain, cone 10. 9″x9″x1″ When botanists and scientists hear the word “plate”, it usually isn’t interpreted literally as something you can eat your lunch off of. There was a time when I thought I had … Continue reading

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