This year, I discontinued my membership to the local community ceramics studio and ordered my very own kiln! I bought an L&L e23-M3. It's got 5.5 cubic feet of space, almost 2 feet across, and a little less than 2 feet high on the inside. Not huge, but not teeny. I didn't want a kiln … Continue reading my own kiln! 9.23.2021
In mid March of this year, I began my self retreat at home in hopes of avoiding the Corona virus. I haven't worked much at the community clay studio where I typically used to spend 2 or 3 afternoons each week. Midwest Clay Project (MCP) closed altogether for awhile, and now it's reopened with social … Continue reading home ceramics studio 7.2.2020
This spring, in the hand-building and sculpture class I took at the local community college, I made a bust. I tried to shape the face to look like me, and don't think I was very successful, but I still love how she turned out! Here are pics of the process and final sculpture. This is … Continue reading self portrait in clay 5.30.2019
This weekend I'm participating in two sales: First is the bi-annual Madison Gallery Night, this Friday, May 3 from 5-9pm. This time, I'll be selling my wares with other ceramic artists at Madison College, 2125 Commercial Avenue. There will also be items for sale from the Jewelry Art Metal students, plus free tours of the … Continue reading weekend events 5.2.2019
I'm in the process of making about half a dozen hanging planters. I thought this would be a great way to combine two of my favorite things: clay and plants! Above are two process shots: when I first threw the pots on the wheel, and just after I trimmed them and punched out three holes … Continue reading hanging planters 3.14.2019
The female head planter I wrote about last month is out of the glaze kiln and she turned out beautifully! View from the top. The coppery glaze has a beautiful iridescent color that I couldn't capture in the photo. Here's her very first hair style:) She looks good with short, spiky hair, too. She looks … Continue reading finished planter 12.6.2018
I'm in the process of creating a large garden planter in the shape of a female head. I've seen several created by other makers, and thought one of these would look great in my garden! I started off by throwing two cylinder shapes on the wheel. The taller pot on the left has no bottom … Continue reading female head planter 11.1.2018
The vases I started a few months ago are all finally out of the kiln. If you'd like to read about how these vases were made, take a look at this post. Below are photos of the finished vases, which I'm delighted with. They're all available for purchase here.