Thursday, May 29, 2014


The size of the kiln has always been the limiting factor in my quest to be more exuberant in my work. The open nature of my sculptures encourages warping when I work a piece in segments. I think I am finally getting a handle on how to keep the spontaneous nature while expanding the size. This piece will hang from 2 carefully spaced hangers on a wall.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Horses were a large part of my teenage and young adulthood. Their power and their grace amaze me.  I'm a romantic about horses. BUT, I never sculpt them because I think in Human terms and emotions. So...I'm surprised that this mini-series has come up for me. Perhaps I'm calling on my horse totem to access power for the road ahead.

Monday, March 31, 2014


I have been working with porcelain surfaces lately and using brighter colors. This is a big step away from the iron oxide that has dominated my work thus far. These ladies are a sample of what I'm doing. I'm still feeling my way around this explosion of, how much is too much?

Monday, January 13, 2014


Earlier, I blogged about a sketch that intrigued me, but I had my doubts about pulling it off because of the complexity. It was a long process wherein I adapted some new skills,but it finally came to life. Today I had a photo taken and I'm very pleased with this new piece. It's exactly what I was thinking of when I did the sketches.