day to day in the studio

Hello and welcome!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Black Swan

New work coming out of the kiln. I'm still working on technical issues to get my colors to work out. Many of the under-glazes have been coming out too dark, which is very frustrating. Finally, some of them are getting to what I want. This one I'm pleased with. :)

Black Swan, oval platter. 17x13x2". Cathy Kiffney

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To spring from the hand

One of the first clay books I read was Finding Ones Way With Clay, (pub. 1968), my sister gave it to me in in 1975. It is sort of a therapy/art/clay book, well it was the heyday of the '70's!  It had a big (positive) effect on me and what I would end up doing for my life's work.




Paulus BerensoHn the documentary about his life and work go to:
springfromthehand.com

“The word ‘art’, if you go back into its etymological roots, it’s not a noun, it’s a verb, it’s a doing, an acting, and it comes from the root for ‘to join’. So one is behaving artistically, one is in a state of intimacy and communion with the activity at hand”… PB 

Monday, April 14, 2014

By the light of th silvery moon

Here is the completed two platter commission. Good timing with the full moon now, and the total eclipes on Tuesday night.

Owl Platters, by the light of the silvery moon, Cathy Kiffney









Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Good Morning!

Cathy Kiffney, tile 6x6x2"
Hummingbird loves the Night-Blooming Cereus. :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Cherry and Bees

video 

Outside the studio. I love my cherry tree, given to me on my 49th birthday. :) It is a beauty, and the bees love it too.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Secret Garden II

For the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Panels are 24" high x 12" wide, over all 24"x 36"

I included plants and wildlife of MN. such as the lady slipper (state flower), loons and Peregrine Falcon along with a Kingfisher.

Secret Garden, ceramics by Cathy Kiffney





Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring bunnies

On the table this week, lots of different bunnies and rabbits. I'm working in pairs, here is the first.
Happy that spring is on the way!

Cathy Kiffney

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