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2010 Holiday Sale

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Saturday, December 4, 11am -5pm
6305 NW 37th Drive, Gainesville, Florida

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A few photos of new work

September 21, 2010 4 comments
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Last weekend of the summer

August 22, 2010 2 comments

School starts tomorrow.  I’m kind of dreading it.  Once it starts, the current carries you, but the atmosphere is such a contrast from the calm summer session, and the change is completely abrupt.

I had big plans for time in the studio this weekend, and I did spend most of Saturday and part of today there.  I was thinking I’d do some throwing, which I haven’t done for months.  However…I had three handbuilt platters to finish up which took WAY longer than I thought it would.

This evening I tried to handbuild some cups…and well, this is the result:

Handbuilding?  I think I’m drawing the line at cups.  I love throwing cups on the wheel…handbuilding them not so much. And, I think I’m just bad at it.

I am, however, kind of jazzed about the thick textured rim I put on a couple of the platters:

So…onward to the new academic year.  My 16th (!) at UF.

Origami Doves

August 16, 2010 2 comments

I visited my mom this weekend, and one of the things we did was go over to her church (First Presbyterian of St. Petersburg, FL) so I could see the really cool origami mobile in their sanctuary.   The church building itself is quite beautiful…very simple, mostly white surfaces, modern.

Really beautiful!


August 13, 2010 5 comments

Here’s a quick photo of some sort of finished (fired anyway) pendant prototypes:

I’ve been wearing them the last couple of weeks on different cords/chains, trying to figure out what works best.   Can you tell which one I like the best?

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Pendant Process

August 12, 2010 2 comments

I’ve been working on some pendants.  They’re a little fussy for me…but I’m having fun so we’ll see how it goes.  The first ones I made with leftover edges of layered/carved slabs I used for other things, but for this batch I made several small slabs with colors and textures with pendant production in mind.  These are still greenware, so the end product will feature brighter colors and shiny surfaces !  (Bad lighting for the photo…sorry…)   I’m trying out different sorts findings and cords to make the necklaces: silver tube bails, snake chain, ball chain, rubber & leather cords, beads for embellishment.  Of course, the possibilities  for  acquiring more  art supplies are endless..likely not a good thing ;->

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Last weekend on SGI

August 12, 2010 1 comment

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100 Teacups

July 26, 2010 Leave a comment

These are teacups made by Pornphun Sutthiprapha. I found the photo on  Thai Ceramic Arts (via Musing about Mud.)

I did that once a few years ago…made 100 teacups.  They weren’t nearly so wonderful as these…but I did learn a lot from the exercise.   I am so attracted to variations on a theme, all in a line.  So satisfying.

Finishing up the workshop pots

June 21, 2010 4 comments

Since I was traveling post-workshop and didn’t want to transport leather or bone dry greenware,  I spent some of my time experimenting with layered slip techniques, and then wrapped the slabs in plastic for transport home to my studio.  I then used some of my molds to make things when I got back to Florida.   Here’s a composite shot of some pieces:

And a closeup of a rectangular plate:

Another technique we learned was for this type of textured, layered tile.  I used one of Lana’s hand stamps to make this prototype:

It was bisque fired and then treated with underglaze that was brushed into the textures and wiped off the surface.     Fun!   I’m working on some imagery to use with this technique…  Stay tuned 🙂

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