Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Perfect Begging Bowl...

I always have an eye out for that perfect bowl;
one which can be caressed in the hands for warmth
when filled with hot soup or red beans & rice
but also holds an ample dinner size portion...

I'm delighted to say I found a "functional beauty" a few weeks back
in the work of Lucia "Verde" Welsh.  Thrown, multi-glazed and gas-fired,
this substantially sided bowl was everything I wanted in a 

I like to call it a Begging Bowl because it is the right size to hold
a meal's worth of sustenance be it a hearty winter stew or 
green tossed summer salad...

And YES, it fits oh so comfortably in the hand while complementing
all it holds and all who hold it!  Thank you, Lucia...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

She Flies Again...

Norbel, owner of SHE FLIES AGAIN 
and the creator of these luscious wearables
made from my very own spirit hole discs, plain and hand painted!

It's so great to see what other artists do with my components...
Visit her Etsy Shop for more goodies!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Earthenware Wall Pockets

Just because a piece comes out of the final kiln firing looking like it needs a pick me up, doesn't mean you can't be the one to supply it!

These earthenware wall pockets were accented with African Bronze Guilder's paste (cut with Renaissance wax) and one adorned with 
strung hand formed clay beads as well...

CLAY...I love where it takes me!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wasserglas Meets Ceramic Clay

I'm finally getting around to fashioning some new earrings 

 for my galleries and 2017 Fall/Winter shows.

The beautifully colored Wasserglas was cut, tumbled & drilled
by my good friend Emily Cohen from Catfish Studio.

The glass itself is so thin and lightweight, it makes a very
comfortable pair of earrings even with clay!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Earthenware Wall Pockets

I used Earthenware leaves to form these nicely-sized wall forms 
to hold your favorite floral cuttings or herbs.

The wall weed pot below is more compact 
and suited to indoor use...

This earthenware wall pocket measures 4" across, 9" high and 3" deep
and has clay leaves and flower applications not to mention a BUG!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ahhh...Earthenware for Beads!

These one inch round pinched discs made from earthenware red clay
really show off the underglaze lines and dots made from
Mayco Designer Liners! The above is one side
and below is the other...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tiny Catchall Dish

 This dish is a mere three inches square 
and could be used for almost ANYTHING 
from dipping sauces to catching loose change or earrings.

And this is the "other" side of this tiny treasure...
In my world, there is no neglected other side, no matter what the item.
Think about it...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chile Bound Clay Work

 Two small ScrapBach dishes will be off to Chile with Barbara Palma...

They will be accompanied by a complementary personal pitcher.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Finished Frustum Cups

A few of the frustum based cups I built in my search to find the best template are glazed and ready to take to my gallery...

This one is glazed with Mayco Green Tea in and out 
and accented with Mayco Black Designer Liner leaves which really
works well against the scroddled clay coloring.

This cup was glazed with Laguna WC 100 Celadon Froth
and accented with Spectrum 1183 Textured Dark Cloud on the
inside and handle before firing to cone 5/6.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Squat Darted Frustum CUP

All the bottom needs now is a signature!

The question is, how to get the clay slab to look like this...

This template will help but there are a few other tricks you'll need
as well; why not take a clay class with Barbara Hanselman at either
Cheltenham Center for the Arts or The Community Arts Center
in Wallingford, PA...?