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The Goddess, 34x13x14, clay and glaze

The Goddess, 34x13x14, clay and glaze

2018 reduction-fired coil-built, tabletop sculpture.

Exhibition View of The Goddess and Places to Go, 2018

Exhibition View of The Goddess and Places to Go, 2018

Cinnamon Experience, 11x6.5x6.5

Cinnamon Experience, 11x6.5x6.5

Bare stained clay outside, shiny functional inside.

Stele #1, 2017, 23x8x8 inches, clay and glaze

Stele #1, 2017, 23x8x8 inches, clay and glaze

It's exciting to hand shape a piece "in the air", especially a largish piece of heavy clay.  This Stele is clad in two kinds of Shino glaze.

Square Jar Shino, 2017, 16x7x7, clay and glaze

Square Jar Shino, 2017, 16x7x7, clay and glaze

Shino glazes present such a variety of outcomes.  This is a great example of the crawling and carbon-trapping that can occur.  This shape feels eastern to me and refects the influences of great Japanese masters.

Desert Scrim, 5.25x5.75x5.75

Desert Scrim, 5.25x5.75x5.75

I like the contrast between the more matte exterior and the shiny interior.

Sketchy Fruit, 6.5x16x7, clay and glaze

Sketchy Fruit, 6.5x16x7, clay and glaze

Unglazed and lightly glazed outside, glazed inside.

Large Rutile Vessel,  23x14x14, clay, glaze

Large Rutile Vessel, 23x14x14, clay, glaze

A very substantial pot, the glaze worked very well, contrasting the shiny black iron frit with the apricot rutile splash.  Stoneware hand-built from coils.

Gentle Form, 13x7x7, clay and glaze

Gentle Form, 13x7x7, clay and glaze

Universe, 2017, 9x6x5, clay, glaze

Universe, 2017, 9x6x5, clay, glaze

Inspired by Sengai's calligraphic painting of a circle, triangle and square to represent the universe.

Pentagon Vessel, 2017, 17x9x9 inches, clay, glaze

Pentagon Vessel, 2017, 17x9x9 inches, clay, glaze

This large irregularly shaped vessel covered in a glaze that reacted randomly to the firing, took on green/grey and magenta color over a textured clay.

Fire in the Whole Bowl, 4x13x13

Fire in the Whole Bowl, 4x13x13

First ever wood fire, 30 hour burn in Penn Valley. Beautiful ash fall! Too bad I was new to throwing and the bowl has a crack. I still love it!

Juggernaut, 2017, 4x5x5, clay, glaze

Juggernaut, 2017, 4x5x5, clay, glaze

For a very small bowl this little guy packs a punch in visual interest. Wheel thrown groggy clay.

Bowl for Pastel Fruit, 2017, 5x18x8 inches

Bowl for Pastel Fruit, 2017, 5x18x8 inches

Whimsical experiments with new stain materials.  Very successful matte glaze.  Interesting verigated interior.

Kyoto Jar, 2017, 9x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Kyoto Jar, 2017, 9x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Raku is a magical process where all kinds of things can go wrong.  In this case its all good.

Mama Papa Cups, 2017, various sizes, clay, glaze

Mama Papa Cups, 2017, various sizes, clay, glaze

A sample of a few cups that have been made.

Which Way, 2016, 13.5x8.5x4.5 inches, clay, glaze

Which Way, 2016, 13.5x8.5x4.5 inches, clay, glaze

The head detaches and the arrow can be reversed. Looking a bit tentative.

Places to Go, a series of four boxes, 36x36x4 Inches, clay, glaze

Places to Go, a series of four boxes, 36x36x4 Inches, clay, glaze

The four ceramic boxes hang together magnificently.  These are available individually or as a set.

Tracks, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Tracks, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

The first of the series of 13x13x5 inch boxes.  Texture and surface disruptions tell the story of a sandy beach.

Tide Pool, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Tide Pool, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Second in a series of four 13x13x5 inch ceramic boxes, continues the theme of beaches and tides. Texture, texture, texture.

San Gregorio, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

San Gregorio, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

One of our favorite beaches on the Pacific Coast we've spent countless hours and many a New Year's eve watching the sun set on the old year.

Erosion Happens, 2016, 16x5x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Erosion Happens, 2016, 16x5x5 Inches, clay, glaze

This tall vessel is heavy enough to hold a payload but is happy to stand by itself.

Leftovers II, 2016, 11x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Leftovers II, 2016, 11x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

What to do with those little triangular-shaped strips of clay?  Attach them to a vase!  The texture of this piece invites touch.

Torso, 2015, 14.5x9x7.5 Inches, clay, glaze

Torso, 2015, 14.5x9x7.5 Inches, clay, glaze

Sensuous curves invite touch.   Bell-shaped bottom provides hiding place.

Rusting Platter, 2016, 16x9x1 Inches, clay, glaze

Rusting Platter, 2016, 16x9x1 Inches, clay, glaze

An exercise in texture, it's really meant to hold dry goods or just be pretty.

Earth Bowl, 2017, 4x8x8 Inches, clay, glaze

Earth Bowl, 2017, 4x8x8 Inches, clay, glaze

The interior is glazed to be food safe but the exterior is rough, showing fingerprints.

Seven Sided Vessel II, 2016, 14x9x7 Inches, clay, glaze

Seven Sided Vessel II, 2016, 14x9x7 Inches, clay, glaze

A three-sided and four-sided construction combined.

Milky Way Plate, 2015, 13x13x2 Inches, clay, glaze

Milky Way Plate, 2015, 13x13x2 Inches, clay, glaze

I love to contrast color and texture in ceramics.  This plate is an example of using different glazes and bare clay to activate the surface.  Hangs on a wall.

Here Sphere, 2015, 9x8.5x7.5 Inches, clay, glaze

Here Sphere, 2015, 9x8.5x7.5 Inches, clay, glaze

This piece was made after a museum visit and doesn't look anything like the inspiration.  I love the mystery of the Raku firing.

Sparklies,  9x7.5x7.5, clay and glaze

Sparklies, 9x7.5x7.5, clay and glaze

Fun raku-fired glove, non-functional but good crack patterns, with red underglaze.

Triangle Raku 9.5x8.5x8.5, clay and glaze

Triangle Raku 9.5x8.5x8.5, clay and glaze

Thank You PV, 2015,  10x12x11 Inches, clay, glaze

Thank You PV, 2015, 10x12x11 Inches, clay, glaze

Designed while being built, this piece evolved from soft clay as an exploration of making an oval turn as the layers built up.  Very textural. 

 

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The Goddess, 34x13x14, clay and glaze

2018 reduction-fired coil-built, tabletop sculpture.

Exhibition View of The Goddess and Places to Go, 2018

Cinnamon Experience, 11x6.5x6.5

Bare stained clay outside, shiny functional inside.

Stele #1, 2017, 23x8x8 inches, clay and glaze

It's exciting to hand shape a piece "in the air", especially a largish piece of heavy clay.  This Stele is clad in two kinds of Shino glaze.

Square Jar Shino, 2017, 16x7x7, clay and glaze

Shino glazes present such a variety of outcomes.  This is a great example of the crawling and carbon-trapping that can occur.  This shape feels eastern to me and refects the influences of great Japanese masters.

Desert Scrim, 5.25x5.75x5.75

I like the contrast between the more matte exterior and the shiny interior.

Sketchy Fruit, 6.5x16x7, clay and glaze

Unglazed and lightly glazed outside, glazed inside.

Large Rutile Vessel, 23x14x14, clay, glaze

A very substantial pot, the glaze worked very well, contrasting the shiny black iron frit with the apricot rutile splash.  Stoneware hand-built from coils.

Gentle Form, 13x7x7, clay and glaze

Universe, 2017, 9x6x5, clay, glaze

Inspired by Sengai's calligraphic painting of a circle, triangle and square to represent the universe.

Pentagon Vessel, 2017, 17x9x9 inches, clay, glaze

This large irregularly shaped vessel covered in a glaze that reacted randomly to the firing, took on green/grey and magenta color over a textured clay.

Fire in the Whole Bowl, 4x13x13

First ever wood fire, 30 hour burn in Penn Valley. Beautiful ash fall! Too bad I was new to throwing and the bowl has a crack. I still love it!

Juggernaut, 2017, 4x5x5, clay, glaze

For a very small bowl this little guy packs a punch in visual interest. Wheel thrown groggy clay.

Bowl for Pastel Fruit, 2017, 5x18x8 inches

Whimsical experiments with new stain materials.  Very successful matte glaze.  Interesting verigated interior.

Kyoto Jar, 2017, 9x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Raku is a magical process where all kinds of things can go wrong.  In this case its all good.

Mama Papa Cups, 2017, various sizes, clay, glaze

A sample of a few cups that have been made.

Which Way, 2016, 13.5x8.5x4.5 inches, clay, glaze

The head detaches and the arrow can be reversed. Looking a bit tentative.

Places to Go, a series of four boxes, 36x36x4 Inches, clay, glaze

The four ceramic boxes hang together magnificently.  These are available individually or as a set.

Tracks, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

The first of the series of 13x13x5 inch boxes.  Texture and surface disruptions tell the story of a sandy beach.

Tide Pool, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Second in a series of four 13x13x5 inch ceramic boxes, continues the theme of beaches and tides. Texture, texture, texture.

San Gregorio, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

One of our favorite beaches on the Pacific Coast we've spent countless hours and many a New Year's eve watching the sun set on the old year.

Erosion Happens, 2016, 16x5x5 Inches, clay, glaze

This tall vessel is heavy enough to hold a payload but is happy to stand by itself.

Leftovers II, 2016, 11x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

What to do with those little triangular-shaped strips of clay?  Attach them to a vase!  The texture of this piece invites touch.

Torso, 2015, 14.5x9x7.5 Inches, clay, glaze

Sensuous curves invite touch.   Bell-shaped bottom provides hiding place.

Rusting Platter, 2016, 16x9x1 Inches, clay, glaze

An exercise in texture, it's really meant to hold dry goods or just be pretty.

Earth Bowl, 2017, 4x8x8 Inches, clay, glaze

The interior is glazed to be food safe but the exterior is rough, showing fingerprints.

Seven Sided Vessel II, 2016, 14x9x7 Inches, clay, glaze

A three-sided and four-sided construction combined.

Milky Way Plate, 2015, 13x13x2 Inches, clay, glaze

I love to contrast color and texture in ceramics.  This plate is an example of using different glazes and bare clay to activate the surface.  Hangs on a wall.

Here Sphere, 2015, 9x8.5x7.5 Inches, clay, glaze

This piece was made after a museum visit and doesn't look anything like the inspiration.  I love the mystery of the Raku firing.

Sparklies, 9x7.5x7.5, clay and glaze

Fun raku-fired glove, non-functional but good crack patterns, with red underglaze.

Triangle Raku 9.5x8.5x8.5, clay and glaze

Thank You PV, 2015, 10x12x11 Inches, clay, glaze

Designed while being built, this piece evolved from soft clay as an exploration of making an oval turn as the layers built up.  Very textural. 

 

The Goddess, 34x13x14, clay and glaze
Exhibition View of The Goddess and Places to Go, 2018
Cinnamon Experience, 11x6.5x6.5
Stele #1, 2017, 23x8x8 inches, clay and glaze
Square Jar Shino, 2017, 16x7x7, clay and glaze
Desert Scrim, 5.25x5.75x5.75
Sketchy Fruit, 6.5x16x7, clay and glaze
Large Rutile Vessel,  23x14x14, clay, glaze
Gentle Form, 13x7x7, clay and glaze
Universe, 2017, 9x6x5, clay, glaze
Pentagon Vessel, 2017, 17x9x9 inches, clay, glaze
Fire in the Whole Bowl, 4x13x13
Juggernaut, 2017, 4x5x5, clay, glaze
Bowl for Pastel Fruit, 2017, 5x18x8 inches
Kyoto Jar, 2017, 9x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Mama Papa Cups, 2017, various sizes, clay, glaze
Which Way, 2016, 13.5x8.5x4.5 inches, clay, glaze
Places to Go, a series of four boxes, 36x36x4 Inches, clay, glaze
Tracks, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze
Tide Pool, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze
San Gregorio, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze
Erosion Happens, 2016, 16x5x5 Inches, clay, glaze
Leftovers II, 2016, 11x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Torso, 2015, 14.5x9x7.5 Inches, clay, glaze
Rusting Platter, 2016, 16x9x1 Inches, clay, glaze
Earth Bowl, 2017, 4x8x8 Inches, clay, glaze
Seven Sided Vessel II, 2016, 14x9x7 Inches, clay, glaze
Milky Way Plate, 2015, 13x13x2 Inches, clay, glaze
Here Sphere, 2015, 9x8.5x7.5 Inches, clay, glaze
Sparklies,  9x7.5x7.5, clay and glaze
Triangle Raku 9.5x8.5x8.5, clay and glaze
Thank You PV, 2015,  10x12x11 Inches, clay, glaze
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