June 14, 2018

How I keep my ceramics life managable.

April 10, 2018

I am now done with testing/revising/implementing all the components of my ceramics web presence.  Best thing, I am going to meet my deadline for a live online store! May 1st. I am so thrilled. I had to get OK with all the steps it takes to prep and insert items in the...

February 20, 2018

While working on my website I ran into one of those “I am not a robot” click here security things. I am testing out the subscription mechanism.

 “I am not a robot.” is a very provocative statement, when you think about it. I feel compelled to begin an internal monologue...

February 18, 2018

 I was going to call my blog Studio Life, but in deference to Sarah Trigg’s Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process I decided not to. So maybe I'll call it Studio Today. Aside: bought Trigg’s book here--all profits go to their...

January 22, 2018

Artful self-expression is, essentially, a collection of the interesting tailspins and curlicues that one has experienced or imagined. 

My personal accumulation of these point-in-time glimpses is a series I have titled The Artful Expression of Self; the number of seasons...

November 19, 2017

Finally figured out what I want to do with the business card holder that would not correctly hold the cards. I had miscalculated the shrinkage so it---pardon the pun—came up short. It has wonderful heft, at 14.8 oz. of solid Cool Ice porcelain. It is incised, excavated...

November 18, 2017

Starting a new wall piece for the Hidden Mask Series: No. 4 "No Secrets". At this stage, unglazed porcelain. Face-pressed on my 70th birthday, yesterday.  Update-only the left half survived. 

Below: 

No. 3: "Secrets". Porcelain with slab overlays, single-fired.

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October 29, 2017

The New Hampshire Institute of Art offers a Community Education Program that affords the public an opportunity to fire work in a large Japanese style anagama wood- burning kiln. The name of this kiln is Fushigigama “-- in translation, essentially means "..."Wonder Kiln...

October 8, 2017

For last month’s fire, I did a porcelain piece from the Hidden Mask Series. Before I began glazing No.4, originally titled “No Secrets”, it broke in half. I had to noodle around for a while, deciding what I wanted to do. I finally discarded the other half. I glazed the...

September 12, 2017

It was a lovely spoon rest…I was excited, anticipating what those mystery glazes are and how it will come out.  Terrible habit---which I am not willing to break: I do not take glaze notes.  Works for me.  I love it when several pieces have glazes that dry in the same d...

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