day to day in the studio

Hello and welcome!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry and Light

 Happy Christmas!

7 Swans Swimming, for the Carolina Inn by Cathy Kiffney

Monday, December 12, 2016

New Owlets are now

New group of owlets are now in my shop! :) 


Order by Dec. 20 for USPS Priority Mail Christmas delivery. 


I can gift wrap and include a gift note. :)


Include any special requests in the option, note to seller when checking out! 

Happy Holidays!

Owlets, ceramic by Cathy Kiffney The Owlets

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Keeping the holiday cheer going

This time with a SURPRISE SALE! Enter coupon code at checkout on my etsy site ~~ SURPRISESALE ~~ FOR A SURPRISE DISCOUNT!

shooting for the stars, ceramic plate, cathy kiffney  

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Show Goes On

On my Etsy site! :) Holiday Sale continues until Sunday evening.

detail, bunny and tulips, cathy kiffney

bunny and tulips, cathy kiffney
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Sale!

I'd like to invite you to take a look at my Etsy shop, everything is on sale!
Friday, December 2 (1pm)  through Sunday, December  4 (11pm)

The Owlets,
These guys, and many more new works are available, gift wrapping, too! Just leave a message for me in not to seller at checkout. :)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Owl and Fox

Two new ones from the latest firing, simple slab plates with lace impressions and colored slips.  I'll have these and many more new works to show this weekend and my open studio show. (Orange County Artist Tour)

Fox Plate, C. Kiffney, 13" diam

Owl Plate, C. Kiffney, 13" diam

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dairyland Road--Local Artists

Eleven artists in six studios- all within a two-mile area- will be open for you to visit, chat, discover and learn about a variety of art and crafts! All  are in the OCAG tour This is a unique part of the tour that you and your friends can visit easily in a half-day. You can meet and talk to artists working in jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, woodworking, paintings and other media. Please refer to the map below. I will have additional cards in my studio for our "mini tour" and brochures for the full O OCAG Tour. Please, come on out, I would love to see you!

Nov. 5 and 6, 12 and 13. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5
My Studio
Cathy Kiffney
3707 Hawk Ridge Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC
Facebook event page for the tour: Facebook OCAG

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Annual Open Studio Tour

It's that time of year again, Orange County Open Studio Tour! First two weekends in November, Saturday's 10-5 and Sunday's 12-5. Facebook Page for tour.  Here is a video about it from a couple of years ago.

This year I will have a guest artist showing with me, Maria Tadd. She works with water media creating lovely nature images and she has quite a fan club! This is her first year on the OCAG Tour.
Please plan to attend and bring your friends, I'd love to see you!

The Orange County Studio Tour has 83 artists showing at 66 studios. This year a group of us out in the Dairyland Rd. area put together a map for an easy mini tour, here are the details!
I will have full brochures for the tour, plus our card to the Dairyland group. Be sure to visit Maple View Ice Cream Shop, best ice cream ever!

Friday, October 21, 2016

One Day Show!

Everyone is invited to a one day show and sale at Frank Gallery! 

All ceramics!

Frank Gallery
Saturday, October 22.
light refreshments
Chapel Hill, NC

Join FRANK artists for an afternoon of shopping! We will have some of your favorite FRANK potters and ceramicists on site with a selection of work for this one-day-only sale. They will be available to answer questions, discuss their work, and hopefully send you home with a new favorite piece of artwork!

Susan Filley

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Frank Gallery Ceramics Show

Pots in the Piedmont at Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

The Piedmont region of North Carolina has become a destination for pottery lovers and collectors. The area is rich with a vast and diverse population of potters who embrace and expand upon the history and tradition of ceramics in the south. Our featured exhibition in October, Pots in the Piedmont, showcases a group of more than a dozen ceramicists and potters, from Raleigh to Seagrove, who share an emphasis on functional form in both sculptural and practical pieces. Among the artists presented at FRANK this fall, some continue to create using traditional forms that are strongly rooted in the undeniable style of NC pottery, and others find inspiration towards a more contemporary aesthetic.
Carolyn Doyle
Charlie Evergreen
Carol Gentithes
Barbara Higgins
Daniel Johnston
Fred Johnston
Molly Lithgo
Julie Olson
Liz Paley
Marilyn Palsha
Gillian Parke
Gretchen Quinn
Jennifer Stas
Charlie Tefft
Brad Tucker
Evelyn Ward
Fred Johnston

Evelyn Ward

Marilyn Palsha

Charlie Tefft

Gillian Parke

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Seven Swans a Swimming

Cathy Kiffney , ceramic swans

New project! Seven Swans a Swimming for the Carolina Inn's 12 Days of Christmas celebration.
I made a few extra just in case! New clay, Little Loafers, very nice to work with.
Here they are before the wings...

Friday, September 2, 2016

On the table

Drizzle all day, and these all day.  Underglaze and rice paper decal.
working on birds, Cathy Kiffney

Friday, July 29, 2016

East of the Sun

All of the swan maidens can be found in the Land East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon, (my Etsy shop). Sale lasts until 10pm tonight!

Swans, Cathy Kiffney

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer Sale!

I'm having a Cool Down, Summer Sale, now on Etsy!

Cool Down Summer Sale!

Online in my Etsy shop
Wednesday July 27, at one o'clock
till Friday July 29, 10pm

Hello Lovelies!
I hope you can visit my online shop for my summer
cool down sale!
Choose from a large collection of works from my studio,
made with love and imagination.

I hope you find something to love!

Link to Shop 

cell (919)-360-2205

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Photo setup

This is how I take photos of my work.  I have a few background choice,  but I love the sky background.  My hubby painted it, super talented! 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Many new listings

Making many new listings to my online shop for the upcoming summer sale!
It will be starting later next week, as soon as I can get all the work up on the site. Lots of computer work, but it is way too hot to be outside anyway! :)

Swan Queen, Cathy Kiffney

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cosmic Fruit Bowl

I'm calling this cosmic because the inside looks like to cosmos, with the crystal glazes looking like stars! Now on my Etsy Site, take a look!

Large Ceramic Bowl, Cathy Kiffney

Large Ceramic Bowl, Cathy Kiffney

Large Ceramic Bowl, Cathy Kiffney

Large Ceramic Bowl, Cathy Kiffney

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

Red, white and blue

ceramic tray, cathy kiffney ceramics
Red birdie, White branches and Blue Flowers, happy 4th! Here it is in my shop!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ravens and Ribbons

plus a few colorful eggs! 17" diam wall hanging platter

Ravens and Ribbon, plus eggs :) Cathy Kiffney Ceramics

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Off to Paris we go

Seems fitting, this platter "Forever" will be going to Paris! To a woman named Geneviève, how French is THAT? This along with 7 other pieces on Etsy.  I LOVE my job! Happy Friday, friends! :)

ceramic platter, 18" Cathy Kiffney

Sunday, May 22, 2016


 A sweet, chubby little owlet for your garden or planters,  hand-built ceramic owl made from my hands to your home. Great gift under $40. !
Get a whole group, that is called a parliament of owls. :) In my shop.

ceramic owlet, garden art, Cathy Kiffney
ceramic owlet, garden art, Cathy Kiffney
ceramic owlet, garden art, Cathy Kiffney
ceramic owlet, garden art, Cathy Kiffney

Friday, May 20, 2016

Garden Gems

New work in my Etsy shop, hummingbirds! These make me smile. ;) Whilst photographing these little ones the REAL hummingbirds were mad, we were too near the feeder. They are very territorial and not afraid to let you know!

ceramic hummingbird, by Cathy Kiffney

ceramic hummingbird, by Cathy Kiffney

ceramic hummingbird, by Cathy Kiffney

ceramic hummingbird, by Cathy Kiffney

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Fun is good.

Swan Boat, Cathy Kiffney
Fun is good. ~Dr. Seuss

Come see us this weekend! Mother's Day Weekend Sale and Plant Swap!

Luna Lee Ray Studio
101 The Hollow
Chapel Hill, NC


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hey nonino,

In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;

Sweet lovers love the spring. William Shakespeare
Oval Platters, Cathy Kiffney

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Save the date!

Our spring show is planned for Mother's Day Weekend, I hope you can come by! I'm really excited about our guest artists this year and getting a chance to spend time with them and learn more about their art.

Please join my private contact list to receive an invitation to the show!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bunny Approved

Spring is in the air and the bunnies approve!
White Bunny, Blue Bunny and Yellow Bunny are all in my etsy shop, please take a look. :)

Blue Bunny, cathy kiffney

Yellow Bunny, cathy kiffney

White Bunny, cathy kiffney

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Second time's a charm

The first version of this cracked right in half during the glaze cooling. :(
Second version looks even better! Orchard Orioles along with Painted Buntings and North Woods mural will be going to a hospital center in Minnesota.

Orchard Orioles 18x18x 1/2" ceramic tile. Cathy Kiffney

Thursday, January 28, 2016

North Woods Triptych

North Woods triptych is done! This piece and 2 others were created for a hospital in Minnesota. 36x24x1" So relieved that the triptych made it through the firings! Unfortunately one of the large square pieces did not, so I am remaking it now. That's how it goes sometimes with clay. You learn to roll with it.
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