Experimenting with adding color to the "I Dreamt of Lilacs Last Night " vase. I think I like it?
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Holding breathe. Increased scale of this wall tile for a commission. Nervous about getting it safely into the kiln.
The commission is for a women's unit in a Chicago hospital. They have ordered five of my new wall pieces
One down , four to go#
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It is springtime in Wisconsing and it has been a very very long and cold winter. I really did
dream of Lilacs and started this series in March. The dream is too long to go into other
then to tell you that it was so beautiful. Rare to have such a lovely dream.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This vase is going to Tracy in California. She bought it from me on etsy. Through our emails she sounds like a lovely person. As I was packing it for shipping I was a bit hesitant to give this one up. I guess because it's been with me for over a year. Also,it has it's own personality that I can't really reproduce. So, back to Tracy sounding like a nice person...that seems to be my reward.
Another thought about keeping my pots . If it is truly a favorite piece I do give it to myself.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
So thrilled to have this piece "Murmuration" included in the Full Bloom exhibition at Baltimore
Clayworks. If you would like to see some amazing sculptural as well as functional ceramics
click on the link that has just become available to see the entire exhibition. I was blown away
by the variety of work. I want want want !
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I don't know why I do this but when I make a new piece I tend to make it large. When in fact it would be smarter to make a small prototype ?? Anyway I've been making smaller versions of "Murmuration" to put in my etsy shop.
Here is an example .
Size = 8" x 8" x 2"
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Here is my nephew Noah Bisley making me a new kiln God. I explained that kiln gods help protect a firing from any mishaps . He decided that nature is the best design for a protector that he could think of .Got to just love that kind of thinking! So here he is tracing out the shape of a oakleaf that he found outside . PS love the hair he did it himself
Came down for breakfast this morning and found these perfectly stacked broken shards from five pieces of pottery . I was blissfully asleep when my husband knocked over the stack of pots. I can't believe I didn't wake up ! Ah well, they are now just a fond memory. I think I'll see if my friend who makes mosaics can make me something with the pieces.
Loading kiln . Hours and hours of time into this work and I'm only filling one kiln shelf.
Feeling lucky that I get to spend my days doing this. It has been a lifestyle choice that has worked for me. Years ago I realized I could choose money or I could choose time , I definitely went time .
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
detail of Murmuraton
My newest work. That wonderful word "Murmuration" actually exists and
describes perfectly what I was trying to imply. The amazing feat of flocks of birds or schools of fish flowing in perfect unison as if possessing one soul.
They are ultra time consuming....but, I love working on them. Just have
to break up the sessions as my neck stiffens up from looking down.