“Make it from scratch!” is my modus operandi for almost everything. I ask, can it be cooked, sewn, written, built, or otherwise fabricated by means within my power, and if so, will it be better than something I could buy ready-made? The answer to both questions is often “yes” (read this as an insult to […]
It’s not original at all, not very complicated nor requiring much creative power to make it work. I’ve seen plenty of other artists use plant impressions in their pieces. But I’m not too worried about being a pathfinder or trailblazer right now, just about trying something new-for-me that I will love and that will expand […]
I’ve been reading “Surface Design for Ceramics” by Maureen Mills and trying some new things. These forms are porcelain with impressed textures, paper masking, incised lines, and colored slip. I’m excited about them! And always glad to be making new things, especially mugs.
Time to do a little glazing! Or a lot, as it were. Here’s a glimpse of what things look like when I spend an afternoon up at the studio. I do my glazing and firing at this amazing place. The facilities and available equipment and materials are pretty much everything I could possibly want at […]
Well, I officially have two days to tie up all the loose ends, finish planning my booth display, and price and pack up my pottery for the Schlafly Art Outside Alternative Art Fair! Then it’s a crazy weekend of camping out in the rain (weather.com currently says scattered thunderstorms all three days of the festival […]
I just can’t contain my excitement! Yesterday’s kiln unloading yielded a lot of new and wonderful things, which ideally I would have beautifully photographed today to share with you in high style. Alas, I’m at the end of the time I have to make pots for my show in two weeks (drying and two firings […]
Things that are making me happy lately: I’m feeling very blessed and thankful, especially that I have been accepted for inclusion in the Schlafly Art Outside Alternative Art Fair, happening in less than three weeks! I have so much to do, but I’m starting to get very excited to launch my art fair career. Putting […]