Monday, June 29, 2009

And the Kitchen Sink

When I am building a new piece, it's always a little breathless in the early stages. I assemble barely leather-hard slabs with no visible means of support and when the whole thing threatens to come crashing down, I start searching for what ever is within arm's reach to prop up the clay. This time it was a coffee cup and a kitchen knife.

Monday, June 15, 2009


When I started sculpting, I was in love with pit fire and I have a large number of pieces from that stage of my development. The surface is spectacular! Every nuance of the open flame is captured. As my pieces got larger, I had to leave pit fire behind and because I no longer show them, I want to find good homes for them. They deserve better than gathering dust on the shelves of my studio. this Saturday, June 20th, I am having an adoption party. I will be giving away these exciting pieces to those who are interested in my work. Email me for details if you want to participate.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

on the surface

I just picked up my show at Quicksilver Mining in Forestville, when I put these ladies next to each other, I was struck with the degree to which I have experimented with surfaces over this past 6 months. I have used stains, oxides, underglazes, wax and even oil paint. I had the argument with myself about "pure ceramic art" and then I threw that concept out the window. For me it is all about the form and I will shamelessly use anything that gives me an exciting surface.