Tag Archives: ceramics

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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Tomatoes and Borrowed Time

Since I got my ceramic studio in working order, I’ve hit the ground running. The image above is of a botanical sculpture made of Sculpey clay that I made as a special order for a professor of biology. The reason … 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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Jackson Hole Center for the Arts: July Workshop

It completely skipped my mind for the last two blog posts to mention that I hosted a ceramic workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this summer. It went really well. I hosted it in the ceramic studio at the Center for … 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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Brush to Clay, Brush to Paper

I’ve been home from Massachusetts for exactly three months now. I made a small body of work this summer at the university, but cleared my things out before the school year started. I knew it would get too crowded for … Continue reading

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A New Chapter: My Inner Botanist Returns

Paphiopedilum glanduliferum, WIP illustration on porcelain: Although I don’t want to completely ditch “The Pebble Line” of my work, my decorative process has evolved in a satisfying way that I must pursue. My new process involves drawing an outline of … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet???

I decided not to go to NCECA this year. The thought did cross my mind a few months ago when I thought about how close Providence is from here. I could easily take a bus and go for one day, … Continue reading

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