Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Holiday Sale 2018

I do very few Craft Shows anymore but
I wanted to support the Cheltenham Center for the Arts 
where I teach a Tuesday morning hand building clay class 
and this seemed like a good way to do it. 
This will be an intimate gathering of local artists 
who love what they do and who want to share it with you...

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 8, 2018


The perfect gift (filled with flowers) for the person
who considers herself one...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Featured in November...

Two of my best selling INTAGLIO mats 
are Bordered Ginkgo & Paisley.

The Paisley design is the surface patterning 
on this Shamanistic Rattle
with found wood handle...

Both of these mats can be purchased on my Etsy site:

For the month of November, they will both
be available with free shipping!

The Bordered Ginkgo Leaves tray above 
was made by Linda Selwood,
a good friend and clay student at
Community Arts Center,
Wallingford, PA.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Where You Can Fine My Work...

The Gallery on Park

Martha Perkins has recently opened an intimate 
gallery space where you can see my Clay-to-Wear
as well as some of my more functional clay work...

BeaDazzle at Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA

BeaDazzle carries my clay shard necklaces...

Each of these pottery shards is a piece of ceramic vision!

They are an imagined bowl, cup or platter headed for the 
Holiday table or that special pitcher used to serve maple
syrup on Sunday mornings. But somewhere en route
to their continued existence, 
they met with an insurmountable hurdle. 
This in no way lessens their value as a symbol of a dream. 
Each tumbled smooth tactile piece of clay embodies 
the process it took “to become” and to wear one 
is to share in this inexplicable experience.

Wayne Art Center

The Wayne Gallery Shop has a great
selection of my Clay-to-Wear...

Blue Santa Beads Trunk Shows
and Saturday Make & Take Happenings...

The Cheltenham Center for the Arts
Gift Shop and Holiday Sale

Let me be the first to announce...
The Cheltenham Holiday Sale 
Saturday December 1st and Saturday December 2nd, 2018 
from 11 AM till 4 PM each day

I will have mostly jewelry at this but will also
bring along some functional clay work
and celebration Rattles...

Be sure to visit the Arts Shop as well!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Calico Clay Components

I made a nice selection of Calico Clay Components 
and this ended up being my favorite;
this is side one finished with underglazes
and Designer Liner dots and lines

And this is side two partially patterned with a
rice paper transfer...

I decided to make a necklace using this fun piece
and even ended up using it 'upside down'.
I combined it with a found piece of wood...

...Seed beads, heavy copper chain, clay beads
and a melange of other found beads.
This will debut at Blue Santa Beads & Boutique,
Media, PA on November 1st at my Trunk Show.

See you there...?

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wasser Glass Meets Copper & Clay E A R R I N G S

These waffle Wasser slabs told me exactly what they 
wanted to be as they dropped to my work table from
 their Emily Cohen Florida Ziploc...

Even the interesting shapes of the waffle Wasser have a
unique appeal when layered atop a neutral rectangle 
of plain Wasser glass complemented by a 
clay Spirit Hole disc...

The combination of lightweight Wasser glass shapes 
& paper thin ceramic Spirit Hole discs 
makes these statement earrings such an easy wear...

I'm loving the asymmetrical cuts of Wasser...

...almost as much as this "Put-a-Cork-in-It!" wine bottle 
earring display by Floridian jewelry artist,
Emily Cohen!

Sunday, September 16, 2018


Sometimes it's nice to see how a piece of pottery
LOOKS as it's becoming a functional form...


The SW Vase above is constructed
with rough hand dug clay and has my signature 
hangie-downs to let you know when a curious cat
is investigation what's IN IT...

While the Fish Stenciled Vase has no such protection!

The Leaf Me Alone vase is much smaller 
and belted with leather from which both beads
 and a clay leaf hang. The opening
is lined with leaves which accent the floral blooms...

Both the Mikado (left) and Scrappie Vase are still
simple cylinders with pinch-strip collars; 
their form comes from what is there,
 their function from what is not there.

Revisiting My Clay Pots...

I took a workshop with a Vermont hand builder 
who made cylinders into amazing bottles, 
so I tried some as well
using my inlaid and transfer techniques...

Friday, August 24, 2018

September Share Necklaces

I am doing a September 8th Saturday Share at
Blue Santa Beads & Boutique where I will not only create
Clay to Wear with purchased components
 by attending shoppers

But will also have a nice showing of new completed work.
This reversible pendant necklace (above) is accented with
a found wood topper and Wasser glass hangies...

The two sides of this gas-fired Boomerang pendant is
also accented with a found wood topper and inlaid
flat round porcelain bead  hanging beneath.

These two Boomerang pendants were offered for sale
previously at Blue Santa Beads in Media, PA but they are
now Clay to Wear and ready to wear...

Wasser and Beach glass are the accents to these 
scroddled clay spirit hole discs which form this
 fun conversation piece of neck wear...

And last but not least, faux African trade rounds,
flat glass squares, seed beads and a hollow textured
clay focal tube bead make up this statement piece.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Door, Path & Garden Bells

I love the idea of garden bells 
scattered throughout a property,
even at the front door,
so they can be rung whenever one is encountered.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

CLAY Meets Found Objects

Ever find a really cool stick when out for a walk;
 a stick that called to you and demanded that you take it
along for the rest of your walk.
A stick that wanted to go home with you...

Here are some of those sticks immortalized 
in Clay-to-Wear pieces.
 I have to admit that not all of them called to me; 
some called to friends of mine who were kind enough 
to share them with me after their discovery...

This Evergreen branch looks totally different 
with the other side of my pendant 
and yet it complements both!

The stick below came all the way from Martha's Vineyard,
stumpy and oh, so smoothed by the sea and the sand...

It seems to not only enjoy hanging with clay, it likes copper
and leather as well...

And beautifully tops off the reverse side of this Intaglio
impressed design!

This is another Martha's Vineyard find brought back to me
by Maxine Manges; it appears to be made for the
Intaglio design and coloration of this clay pendant...

And then, surprize!.. The other side is full of whimsy -
dots, lines, leaves in blues - all ready to carry essential
oils on it's open matte surface.

Here's a close-up...

CLAY...I LOVE where it takes me!