Thursday, January 14, 2016

January 2016 brought out the creativity in me!!

Happy New Year!!  I recently rediscovered an old favorite clay  "Star" Clay form Star, N.C.  The Clay Studios at the Cary Arts Center provide a wonderful selection of clay bodies and this is one of them.  This high grog clay body is not easy to work with but the results are wonderful. The results are earthy, smooth and light weight. Here are two photos of work that I just finished. To enhance the beauty of the clay body I allow the clay to guide the shape. It becomes a dance and a beautiful shape appears. The earthy glazes are all high fire and food safe: Pippin Green and Iron Red with Copperhead.

Iron Red/copperhead and Pippin green glazes
Pippin Green/copperhead and Iron Red/copperhead glazes

Monday, October 19, 2015

2015 NC State Fair report

Fun again at the 2015 NC State Fair, I entered two works this time "Hobby & Craft" competition. I got two red ribbons. What fun to see your work get noticed!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hemlock Bluffs Children's Park, my birds and squirrel are flying high. Go play "I Spy".

 Friends of Hemlock Bluffs, Cary NC, asked me to be a part of their Children's Park. This park was created to meet the needs of the younger children. It has a tunnel, mushroom skipping stones, and a balance beam. Now it also has my birds for all to enjoy.  You can go play I spy. Bring your binoculars. It will take you a while to find them.
enjoy this wonderful park. A great place to relax after a long day.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Trying to find

There is always a new learning curve.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Herb Fest May 2, 2015 Beautiful Day for Dots and Lines Pottery!

Herb Fest 2015, was a beautiful day to celebrate the arts and herbs!  Leesa Brinkley and I shared a booth. This was the best idea, as our hand built pottery is similar in the conception but very different in the final outcome. Love that we can collaborate. 
Lots of friends came bye to say hi. Everyone found special treasures that they took home! 
Now it is back to my studio to create some more!!

Lucky Tree Gallery, Raleigh NC (across from the Meredith College gates) will be featuring my work.  They should be open soon. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Herb Fest May 2nd Page Walker 9-3pm

After a long hiatus, I will be showing my work at Herb Fest  May 2nd at Page Walker
Go to Friends of Page Walker Facebook page.. lots to see and do on May 2nd.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NC State Fair "Honorable Mention" 2013... Hurray

7 years in a row I have entered the NC State Fair "Hoobies & Craft" display. Every year I have taken home a ribbon. This year I entered a hand shaped bowl. The clay is from Star, N.C. The clay is a rich beautiful red color. It really makes the glaze pop. The glazes are Mandarin Orange and Power Turquoise. The clay is very hard to work with as it is heavy with grogg (minerals) to make it stay strong. However the results are rich and handsome. Enjoy!!


The carport.... yes This is where I create, make and fire all the pottery. It consists of a worktable, slabroller, kiln, drying and storage cabinet. The seasons dictate when I can work. Timing is everything. Spring and Fall is the best time to work outside. Summer months it is to hot and then the clay melts. In the winter the clay can freeze,plus when you work with cold clay your fingers become icickles.

dot bowls

dot bowls

Studio Kilns

Studio Kilns
"Baby" and "Hans"


slab roller table cabinet