day to day in the studio

Hello and welcome!

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Clouds and Pillows (clay)

I've been firing and glazing the new work, here is the latest just out of the kiln.  Some of these and more will be in my upcoming Crook's Corner show for the month of June.  Please check out my Spring Newsletter for information about this show and 4 other shows!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cedar Creek Gallery Teapot Show

In the  beautiful countryside of Creedmoor, NC is a jewel of a place--Cedar Creek Gallery a truly outstanding fine craft gallery. Well worth the trip and you can see  The National Teapot Show! It will be open May 21 10am-6pm every day until August 21. America's best teapots are on display (and available for purchase) during this show.

Butterfly Teapot, by Cathy Kiffney, wall hanging teapot 14"x14"x2"

Jumping Rabbit Teapot, by Cathy Kiffney, 16"x14"x2"

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Light Art and Design Gallery

Here is a link to the invitation:
For the Birds 
Spring Show is up now at 
Light Art and Design until June 11th. 
Beautiful gallery beautiful show!

Chickadee and Dogwood 14" wall hanging platter
this platter isn't actually in the show, but similar work is.
Tanager and Golden Roses. 14"x8"

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Crook's Corner

I've been working on new pieces for my upcoming show at Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, NC.  This is very exciting to me for many reasons.  I used to work at Crook's many years ago, first when it was the BBQ local fun spot and then when it was reinvented by the legionaries in the foodie world,  Bill Neal and Gene Hamer.  Not only is this place always fun, but the food is fantastic.  For the past 17 year or so Bill Smith has been the chef. You have to check out his cookbook Seasoned in the South, yum!!
In early May, Crook's Corner was awarded The James Beard Foundation  America's Classics Award!
Back in 1984 (?), Gene Hamer asked me if I wanted to have a show at Crook's. This was to be the first of many shows at the restaurant. At the time I was mainly making sculptural work. The challenge was to develop wall works, and ever since my work has been predominately wall works. Thanks Gene! 

Carving Magpies, new cloud wall hanging shape

Chicken cloud plates. These are getting glazed,
that pink color is a red glaze, unfired.

Various cloud pieces, these are getting
under-glazed painted and carved.
New shapes, clouds.  These rabbits are in the bisque state,
I'm not sure how I will glaze it.

carving pieces

Magpies on left, Owl and Cherry Blossoms, rt.

not sure where this is going, still painting it.



Building cloud shapes, this is the third type of shape I've tried.

Slip painting

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