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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.

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.

Clown Jar, 2017, 14x7x8 Inches, clay, glaze

Clown Jar, 2017, 14x7x8 Inches, clay, glaze

The red-filled square sits atop the irregular-shaped middle, which sits on a soft pillow shape. 

Honey Pot, 2017, 16x13x13, clay, glaze

Honey Pot, 2017, 16x13x13, 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.

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.

Salted Sea, 2016, 7x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Salted Sea, 2016, 7x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Matte white glaze breaks to reveal edges of naked stoneware clay.  Wheel thrown.

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.

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.

Black Band Bowl, 2017, 5x9x9 Inches, clay, glaze

Black Band Bowl, 2017, 5x9x9 Inches, clay, glaze

This functional bowl doesn't have glaze on the outside bottom but the grog in the clay is enhanced with stain.

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.

Honey Glazed Bowl, 2017, 6x7x7 Inches, clay, glaze

Honey Glazed Bowl, 2017, 6x7x7 Inches, clay, glaze

This little wheel-turned bowl is made of a groggy clay.  The grog is highlighted on the bottom portion of the outside with a dark stain.  A rare functional item for the artist.

Shino Textured Bowl, 2017, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Shino Textured Bowl, 2017, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

One of a set of three very similar but different bowls contrasting different clays and glazes.

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.

Save the Planet Bowl, 2016, 4x8x8 Inches, clay, glaze

Save the Planet Bowl, 2016, 4x8x8 Inches, clay, glaze

This bowl carries the stamp "Save the Planet, Educate Girls" as does other pieces in this series.  Made from clay leftover from another project it represents recycling as well.

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.

Places to Go, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Places to Go, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

The addition of the incomplete hemisphere caused the image to take on an other worldly feel.

Places to Go, Angle View

Places to Go, Angle View

From this angle you can tell the shape of the box.

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.

Mangled, 2016, 12x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Mangled, 2016, 12x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze

This distressed large vessel is glazed with shino and a white glaze. The shape is random

Satisfaction, 2016, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Satisfaction, 2016, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

This querky little bowl provides a lot of satisfaction to the sight and touch.  Matte glazes contrast with shiny shino as well as dark and light elements.

Green Raku Cup, 2016, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Green Raku Cup, 2016, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

This form is very inviting to hold and the Raku glaze is satisfying.

Red Dirt Wave, 2017, 16x5x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Red Dirt Wave, 2017, 16x5x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Shino over a dark clay body, beaten with a rolling pin until fun.

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.

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. 

 

Those In Favor, 2015, 26x14x10 Inches, clay, glaze

Those In Favor, 2015, 26x14x10 Inches, clay, glaze

Experimenting with soft clay I had a great time figuring out what should come next.  The central element runs through the whole thing and is open to the bottom.

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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.

Bowl for Pastel Fruit, 2017, 5x18x8 inches

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

Clown Jar, 2017, 14x7x8 Inches, clay, glaze

The red-filled square sits atop the irregular-shaped middle, which sits on a soft pillow shape. 

Honey Pot, 2017, 16x13x13, 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.

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.

Salted Sea, 2016, 7x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

Matte white glaze breaks to reveal edges of naked stoneware clay.  Wheel thrown.

Juggernaut, 2017, 4x5x5, clay, glaze

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

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.

Black Band Bowl, 2017, 5x9x9 Inches, clay, glaze

This functional bowl doesn't have glaze on the outside bottom but the grog in the clay is enhanced with stain.

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

A sample of a few cups that have been made.

Honey Glazed Bowl, 2017, 6x7x7 Inches, clay, glaze

This little wheel-turned bowl is made of a groggy clay.  The grog is highlighted on the bottom portion of the outside with a dark stain.  A rare functional item for the artist.

Shino Textured Bowl, 2017, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

One of a set of three very similar but different bowls contrasting different clays and glazes.

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

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

Save the Planet Bowl, 2016, 4x8x8 Inches, clay, glaze

This bowl carries the stamp "Save the Planet, Educate Girls" as does other pieces in this series.  Made from clay leftover from another project it represents recycling as well.

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.

Places to Go, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze

The addition of the incomplete hemisphere caused the image to take on an other worldly feel.

Places to Go, Angle View

From this angle you can tell the shape of the box.

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.

Mangled, 2016, 12x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze

This distressed large vessel is glazed with shino and a white glaze. The shape is random

Satisfaction, 2016, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

This querky little bowl provides a lot of satisfaction to the sight and touch.  Matte glazes contrast with shiny shino as well as dark and light elements.

Green Raku Cup, 2016, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze

This form is very inviting to hold and the Raku glaze is satisfying.

Red Dirt Wave, 2017, 16x5x5 Inches, clay, glaze

Shino over a dark clay body, beaten with a rolling pin until fun.

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.

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. 

 

Those In Favor, 2015, 26x14x10 Inches, clay, glaze

Experimenting with soft clay I had a great time figuring out what should come next.  The central element runs through the whole thing and is open to the bottom.

Stele #1, 2017, 23x8x8 inches, clay and glaze
Square Jar Shino, 2017, 16x7x7, clay and glaze
Bowl for Pastel Fruit, 2017, 5x18x8 inches
Clown Jar, 2017, 14x7x8 Inches, clay, glaze
Honey Pot, 2017, 16x13x13, clay, glaze
Universe, 2017, 9x6x5, clay, glaze
Pentagon Vessel, 2017, 17x9x9 inches, clay, glaze
Salted Sea, 2016, 7x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Juggernaut, 2017, 4x5x5, clay, glaze
Kyoto Jar, 2017, 9x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Black Band Bowl, 2017, 5x9x9 Inches, clay, glaze
Mama Papa Cups, 2017, various sizes, clay, glaze
Honey Glazed Bowl, 2017, 6x7x7 Inches, clay, glaze
Shino Textured Bowl, 2017, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Which Way, 2016, 13.5x8.5x4.5 inches, clay, glaze
Save the Planet Bowl, 2016, 4x8x8 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
Places to Go, 2016, 13x13x5 Inches, clay, glaze
Places to Go, Angle View
Erosion Happens, 2016, 16x5x5 Inches, clay, glaze
Leftovers II, 2016, 11x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Mangled, 2016, 12x7x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Satisfaction, 2016, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Green Raku Cup, 2016, 5x6x6 Inches, clay, glaze
Red Dirt Wave, 2017, 16x5x5 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
Thank You PV, 2015,  10x12x11 Inches, clay, glaze
Those In Favor, 2015, 26x14x10 Inches, clay, glaze
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