Strange Lighthouse

Porcelain clay, hand-built slabs, tapped, carved. Bisqued without stains. I dipped the whole thing in clear glaze, then painted the stonework with a matte finish black glaze. The small window in the door has a blue crackle glaze in it, and I wasn't entirely sure it wouldn't drip down the door during firing. it was … Continue reading Strange Lighthouse

The Altar of The Face

Intended as a gift for someone who did some work for me. They had liked something similar I made sometime before and I thought they'd like this one too. Well, that's a lesson in... well, I frankly don't know. I didn't have the guts to ask them why they didn't like it. Perhaps the title … Continue reading The Altar of The Face

Chrysalis Teapot

This started with soft scraps of clay and transformed into a teapot. My amazing daughter was with me in the studio and she added the butterflies. The glaze was a Cone 6 creme that didn't like the stoneware clay body very much. it was painted on, instead of being dipped. I also painted a manganese … Continue reading Chrysalis Teapot

Abstract Ship

Again using scraps of slabs and joining them together into whatever shape they decide. This was done while I was seeing the smokestacks of ships in my imagination. I decided to experiment with a red engobe of my own mixture. It would have been more vibrantly red, had I fired it at Cone 04, instead … Continue reading Abstract Ship

Transformations with Life #18 (Don’t Panic, We’re In The Together)

Leave pieces out long enough and Mother Nature starts to add her own touches everything you make. I was inspired by some pieces I made for my dad's garden, that slowly started to crack, get covered with mosses, and become homes for all sorts of plants and wildlife. These never went into the garden, much … Continue reading Transformations with Life #18 (Don’t Panic, We’re In The Together)

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #434 – Ancient Goddess

Ancient Goddess Musings of the Artists Mind I’m tempted to let you define this one for yourselves, because I’ve rewritten my definition too many times. I feel this is one of my most feminine figures. It combines all the aspects strength and softness I use to define femininity. The words I use all have positive … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #434 – Ancient Goddess

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #433 – Ancient Idol

Ancient Idol Musings of the Artists Mind Similar to Man Renewed, I aimed for the expression of the ancient Greek sculptures of Olympian heroes. The black finish gave this one an artifact feel at the same time as a modern finish, but also took some of the detail definition from the visual effect. Oddly, the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #433 – Ancient Idol

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #432 – Beauty Must Pose For Us

Beauty Must Pose For Us Musings of the Artists Mind Similar to Water Dress, this one was intended to be functional, to be used as a serving vessel. That changed as I was making it. I couldn’t find a way to continue the spout in such a way that it didn’t mare the perfect pose … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #432 – Beauty Must Pose For Us

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #431 – Lady of Fire

Lady of Fire Musings of the Artists Mind Let me start with the title for this one. I’m often asked where’s the fire in a blue figure? It comes from a clear image I have in my mind from some old film footage from Woodstock of girls dancing around a fire. They are dressed in … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #431 – Lady of Fire