Basalt Deconstruction – Precarious Stones Rock Art

Searching for the perfect stones isn't easy, there is a certain level of trial and error involved. I found the long square stone, much like a paving stone or wall rock, and then needed to see where I could stand it up. I seem to recall trying to use it as a balance with stones … Continue reading Basalt Deconstruction – Precarious Stones Rock Art

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A little good news — about art as activism This one of those stories you just have to read... now excuse me while I try to figure out some stone sculptures that will protect our old growth forest and fishing bays.

A little good news — Art is all around us!!! The world is full of art! This artist really found that inner child we so often deny and delivered a world so full of joy and wonder, that I want to run out to the forest and explore! It reminded me of the random rock and branch sculptures I would make during walks in … Continue reading A little good news — Art is all around us!!!

Goat-ish – Stalled due to Covid 19?

The second ceramics challenge this past semester was to make sculptural objects that had components of animal, vegetable, or mineral. As usual, showing a variety of hand-building techniques. Before the school shutdown due to Covid 19, I was able to complete the building of several pieces. Most were bisqued and I was on time to … Continue reading Goat-ish – Stalled due to Covid 19?

The Prisoner of the Accretion Castle

During the accretion project, we had a few smaller creative exercises that stimulated some ideas. This one came from following the teacher prompt to make and use a thick slab, which I normally don't do. I couldn't quite feel what to do with it and put it aside to start on other ideas. The slab … Continue reading The Prisoner of the Accretion Castle

Secret Memory Box #5a – Letting Them Go

Back to my fluted faces, filled with joy and music. These are repositories of happiness and perhaps I have not let that go into the universe enough. I love these figures and have the devil of a time explaining why to others. Maybe I just did: they are full of happiness, but also sadness at … Continue reading Secret Memory Box #5a – Letting Them Go

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