day to day in the studio

Hello and welcome!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Jellybean

A Christmas commission finished--Jellybean the tiger was the well loved white tiger, taken care of by the Carolina Tiger Rescue. Here's to Jellybean!

Jellybean, oval platter, cathy kiffney (18x12")

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's happening now, take a peek

Sale is happening now! Lots of goodies, including these bird sculptures and little owls. I like to place them around the garden, The real birds don't seem to mind. 
Here is the invitation I sent out, here. Please take a peek!



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Little bird bowls

I'm almost done adding work to my etsy shop for my online sale! Here are the latest, little treasure bowls, bird bowls. :)


Monday, December 7, 2015

Just Listed

I've been adding many new works to my ETSY store and will have a sale soon! I still want to get about 10 more pieces listed before I announce it, but it will be in time to ship before Christmas if you are looking for Christmas presents, or just something for the holidays. :)

Little Green, cameo. Cathy Kiffney Ceramics
Red Faced Owl, cameo. Cathy Kiffney Ceramics
Beauty Queen, Swan Cameo. Cathy Kiffney Ceramics

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Just a reminder

We are doing it again this weekend!
2nd weekend is coming up! My studio will be open again this weekend, I hope you can come! I have plenty of brochures.
The Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour is continuing this weekend, November 14 & 15.
Hours are 10am-5pm on Saturday and Noon-5pm on Sunday.
The tour is free and open to the public. More information about the tour here:

my invitation

Friday, November 6, 2015

Orange County Open Studio Tour

The Orange County Open Studio Tour is this weekend and next weekend,66 studios all around the county. Here is a direct link to the brochure, printer friendly version here.

Please visit me at ceramic studio, #16 on the tour for my 21st. year. New this year are sweet little bird sculptures, one-of-a-kind painted bowls, oval trays and note cards! I made 8 new large wall platters just for this show, come see them! Cathy Kiffney Studio

Singing in the rain, ceramic bowl, cathy kiffney

Monday, October 26, 2015

Come see the birds!

Hope you had a lovely weekend. I sent out an invitation to my upcoming open studio (part of a large county wide tour) and wanted to share it here. I hope to see some of you this year.
Here is a link to the announcement.
Here is a link to the OCAG Tour.  

ceramic Wall Birds, Cathy Kiffney




Thursday, October 22, 2015

A couple of new tile designs

I'm excited to be offering tiles of my work beautifully printed onto standard tile blanks. This started last year and I'm adding some new designs for this November.


Frilly Bird Cameo, Cathy Kiffney
Mister Mysterious, Cathy Kiffney

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A trunk load of talent

A few pictures of the lovely and talented women that I had the pleasure of spending the day with on Sunday for the Frank Gallery Ceramics Trunk show!

Natalie Boorman
Mimi Logothetis

Sasha Bakaric

Patricia Stallings

Anita Mills

Linda Prager

Betsy Viden

Carmen Elliott

Holly Fisher
Susan Filley

Judith Ernst

Susan Filley

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Trunk Show at Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill

On Sunday, October 18th, our Women of Clay artists will be at Frank Gallery with a special stock of their work! This exclusive Trunk Show event will feature twelve of our women ceramicists, all of whom will be present to answer questions and discuss their work while you shop.


oval bowl, Cathy Kiffney
I will not be bringing a trunk, just lots of little goodies, birds, little birds, bowls and new cards! Hope some of you can come!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wishing

Wishing, 18" diam ceramic platter. Cathy Kiffney
Wishing, 18" diam ceramic platter. Cathy Kiffney
One of the platters at Frank Gallery. Opening this Friday, 6-9 pm.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Women in Clay

Women in Clay at Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

OCTOBER 6 - NOVEMBER 8 

Opening Reception, Friday, October 9, 6-9PM

FRANK is pleased to be hosting one of the biggest ceramics event of the fall! For the first time, sixteen of the top women ceramicists in the region come together for an exciting group exhibition. Women in Clay will showcase their variety of talents in creating fine art sculpture, functional wares, and everything in between. Each brings their unique vision to the medium of clay, making this an abundant show with a wonderful variety of work in all sizes, shapes, and forms. From decals to glazes, smooth finishes to rich textures, this show will represent a wide scope of styles and will be a wonderful kickoff to the gift buying season, as well as a rare buying opportunity for the dedicated collector.
On Sunday, October 18th, our Women of Clay artists will be at the gallery with a special stock of their work! This exclusive Trunk Show event will feature thirteen of our women ceramicists, all of whom will be present to answer questions and discuss their work while you shop.

I'm happy to be in this show! Hope to see some of you Friday!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Red-winged Blackbird

on the table today. cathy kiffney

Oh singer bashful and tender, I hear your call. Walt Whitman

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Labor Day Birds

Yesterday was labor day, right? That means work or birth, right? I worked and these birds were born!

Making birds, Cathy Kiffney Ceramics
Making birds, Cathy Kiffney Ceramics

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fox and Roses

You must be very patient, with foxes and roses. :)

Fox and Roses, ceramic wall platter, 17" Cathy Kiffney Ceramics
Fox and Roses, ceramic wall platter, 17" Cathy Kiffney Ceramics

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Forever

Remember those 5 large platters I was working on a few weeks ago? Well, four did not make it through the firing. Cracks, boohoo. Some worse than others. My favorite, this swan platter has the smallest hairline crack, just on one side. Deeply discounted on my Etsy site! Here

Forever, Two White Swans, flowers and Red Egg. Cathy Kiffney 14" diam
Forever, Two White Swans, flowers and Red Egg. Cathy Kiffney 14" diam


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Black Raven, White Raven

Oval Platter, Black Raven and Blue Eggs, Cathy Kiffney
Oval Platter, Black Raven and Blue Eggs, Cathy Kiffney

Oval Platter, Black Raven and Blue Eggs, Cathy Kiffney
Oval Platter, White Raven and Blue Eggs, Cathy Kiffney

Friday, August 28, 2015

On the table this week

I'm too sad to post the pictures of the glazed platters from last week, 3 out of 4 cracked in the firing. I've done everything possible with caution, convinced it is the clay body. Until I get it sorted out I'll be doing smaller pieces, like these!





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