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

In Full Bloom

So excited to hear that this
piece sold at the Baltimore Clayworks Exhibition "In Full Bloom".

Bittersweet!  Back to the studio to attempt another one.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


My intro study experimenting with blue snowflakes.She doesn't seem fazed that it is spring.

This is how I'm feeling today

Friday, April 18, 2014


My neighbor and also mosaic artist made off with all of my seconds which I had just smashed and came back with this beautiful mosaic piece.
Thanks Sherri, I'll never look at my rejects in the same way again.

White Oak Gallery

Happy little group of pots going to the White Oak Gallery  In the lovely Mississippi river town of Alma Wl. Great rode trip destination.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In Full Bloom


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

Mini Murmuration

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

View from studio window

Spring is here.The pelicans are back. The studio door is open , fresh air is coming in , the birds are singing outside.Ahhh  finally!

Kiln Gods

As promised..pics of kiln gods made by my nieces and nephews!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Kiln Gods

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

Oh Oh

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


I made this little beauty the day after I dreamt of lilacs. It is definitely spring fever time and Wisconsin .


Introducing my new hanging wall tile design inspired by ruffled sedom plants I saw on vacation . Say hello to "Flutter"

Studio light

Love this late afternoon time in the studio .