Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, November 10, 2014
Carolina Pottery Festival Set up, Nov. 7, 2014
We had a great festival this year, went pretty smoothly and all the work was beautiful. Now the countdown begins for next year. This means the rest of the year is on the downhill coast for me because this is one of the most time consuming volunteer jobs that I also participate in as a potter. So now I can focus on just making work, filling orders and doing some experiments on new pieces. I have a new website design up and will be moving the blog over to it as soon as I learn how to adeptly use the program. Happy Fall Potting!
Monday, September 1, 2014
How hard it is to fit all the things you do and think and hope to create and the "whys" behind all that into a concise paragraph. This is my most current attempt at my artist statement:
I am a ceramic artist making functional and decorative pottery. Nature is the inspiration for my work. Themes of leaves, flowers and branches weave their way into cups and bowls, plates and vases. Carved images and textured patterns echo leaf veins and vines, the striations of bark, etc. and offer a palpable, tactile experience to a user, which is as important to me as the visual images. I create my own glazes to compliment the textures of the pieces and layer them one over another subtly. I strive for complex and varied color and achieve this by continually experimenting with my glaze palette. Clay is my chosen medium because of it's history, it's permanence, it's three dimensionality and it's unpredictability. I know that even as I strive to place limits on how the clay and glazes will react, there will always be an unknown element when the firing is complete. For me the unpredictability is the adventure and the transformation is the magic.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Shot this last year on a trip out "west". This little elephant was hanging from a swinging seat chain. Can you just imagine swinging out high and happily with the scent and sight of beautiful flowers surrounding you and the breeze sweeping by?