day to day in the studio

Hello and welcome!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fun, fun, fun-- Shoe Plates!









































Painted with slips, under-glazes, glazes and as if that wasn't enough, over-glazes on top!  9" diameter
Some of these are now at Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC for the Dinning with Frank show. I thought they would make lovely dessert plates.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chicken Plates find new home far, far away

They are going all the way to Chichester, West Sussex!  I was just notified they arrived safe and sound. It is going to be a gift from a daughter to her Mum. I just love it, they call their moms, Mum!



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Glazing

My trusty companion, Comet
 I don't think it is boring, just hard!  I've been slowly changing my process to be what I hope will be more enjoyable.  Over the years my technique evolved into one that involved up to about 40 glazes and under-glazes. I began to feel like I created a monster!  Although the finished piece was exciting I had so many mishaps and it was just so complicated. So now I am slowly whittling away at the number of glazes and changing my process to more like drawing.  Not sure yet where this will go, but I am ready!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Ceramic Wall Birds

I've been making wall birds for about 20 years, every group is different. These are some that will be flying off to Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery in a few days. The video that I posted here shows a bit about how they are made.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Studio visitor

I love it when things like this happen. This platter is hanging on the porch of my studio and this insect seemed to love the flower.  I thought it was a grasshopper, but keen-eyed facebook follower filled me in, it is a cicada.
I wish I could get a picture of the hummingbirds that keep on trying to feed on the red flowers on some of the other platters, they are too fast.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Bees and Poppies


Lovely red poppies and golden buzzing bees on a hand made ceramic wall hanging platter. From one of my original drawings I have inscribed the clay and painted it with my own glazes and colored slips. This is a one-of-a-kind artwork to hang on the wall. The piece is 12 inches in diameter, and about 1 3/4 inch high and has a built in foot that is wired with picture hanging wire ready to hang on a hook.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chickadee and Dogwood Wall Hanging Platter


Sweet chickadee in a dogwood. In this piece I have carved a large hand made platter and painted it with my own glazes and colored slips, this is a one-of-a-kind artwork to hang on the wall. The piece is 12 inches in diameter, and about 1 3/4 inch high and has a built in foot that is wired with picture hanging wire ready to hang on a hook.  In my shop today.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We heard an owl last night


Owls are so mysterious and beautiful, there is something magical about them. In this piece I have carved a large hand made platter and painted it with my own glazes and colored slips, this is a one-of-a-kind artwork to hang on the wall. The piece is 12 inches in diameter, and about 1 3/4 inch high and has a built in foot that is wired with picture hanging wire ready to hang on a hook.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The first day of the month--Rabbit!

The first day of the month and the first day of the year you have to say rabbit, rabbit, rabbit to ensure good luck. Someone must have told me this when I was a kid, because for as long as I remember I try to do carry out this duty.  I figure it can't hurt and it might help!

Golden Rabbit with Necklace, 13 inches diam. 
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