Sunday, March 27, 2011


I am aware that art in public places like museums and galleries suffers from political correctness. naked forms are not easily tolerated. I am at a disadvantage because I can't imagine my figures with clothes on. Nudity has an honesty that I can't hide anything. 
I sometimes do male figures, but what about that pesky penis. My Dancer is beautiful, but will he ever be seen in polite company? As a joke to myself, I made a little a breechcloth for him to wear.
It can be easily removed....or lifted up for a quick peek.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I have been toying with Raku firing on some small test pieces. The first firing was pretty uninspiring because I couldn't wait to see the results and I kept lifting the lid of the smoke container. Yesterday I walked away and let it cook. Wow! the results were amazing. I want to take the result of these tests and do more. The surface is so blindingly bright that I had trouble getting a shot, but I think you can see how I might be seduced.

Friday, March 11, 2011

dried out

Circumstances have kept me from my work and now that I have the freedom to return to my studio, I find that everything is dried out and cold. The muse is sulking and I will have to woo her back into my presence.