Saturday, December 13, 2014

Etsy Shop Update!

I have lots of new pots listed in my etsy shop! Take a look there is still time to get something shipped to you in time for Christmas! I'm shipping things out the next day all with two or three day shipping.





Saturday, March 29, 2014

Finding myself..

Look who I found on the Visit NC website, I think he looks familiar.... 
Seagrove, a Pottery Paradise 
http://www.visitnc.com/story/seagrove-a-pottery-paradise

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Etsy Shop Update!

I've been working on listing pots in My Etsy Shop so take a look! There is sill plenty of time for me to get pots shipped out in time for Christmas. Every thing will ship out in one to two days, with two or three day shipping depending on where you live! I've been one busy little elf! I'll be working on taking pictures of more work in the next few days. Check back on monday for lots more listings!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

FALL KILN OPENING

Yep, its that Time of year again!

The Fall Kiln Opening will be,

Saturday, October 19th 10am-5pm & Sunday, October 20th-11am-4pm  
&  
Saturday, October 26th 10am-5pm & Sunday, October 27th 11am-4pm

I've been working overtime on lots of pots for the Kiln Opening. I'll be firing the salt kiln with lots of new work hand painted imagery, patterns and glazed pots as well. Next week I will post some images here on the blog of some the pots from the firing before the opening at the studio.

The first weekend of the Kiln Opening October 19th & 20th, will be in conjunction with the second annual The Randolph Ramble Open Studio Tour take a look at the website to see all thats going on.

For more information take a check out the email that went out to my mailing list.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Please Join Me Friday Evening!!

While here at Pocosin Arts for my residency. I'll be doing a short presentation Friday evening about myself, life and work at The Vineyards On The Scuppernong Wine Shop  You can also check out the FaceBook event here .

If you are in the area please come on by the Winery and grab a glass or wine or a cappuccino at Elements. I'm having a great time here in Columbia N.C. and would love to share it with you...



Looking forward to a great evening!!! Wine, coffee and art what could anything be better?
Willow Oak Platter salt glazed stoneware with hand painted slips and glazes 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pocosin Arts Residency


I'm on the second week of my the residency here at Pocosin Arts in Columbia NC. I've spent much of my time here working on the studio, fixing wheels, hooking up kilns and advising them on what the need and how to lay out the studio. The  Pocosin Arts center was flooded back in 2011 from hurricane Irene with two feet of water in building..... So far I've fixed four of the ten wheels and sent four motors off to be rebuilt, I think they will be fine too. I was so surprised that the water didn't do more damage, I had to clean the contacts on the motors and all the electronic parts and that got most of them working.  When we get the motors back from the repair shop I'll know how many they will need to replace.
 If you haven't figured it out yet I really like taking things apart and figuring out how they work. I have ever since I was I kid it's that inquisitive nature in me that lead to be a potter, the technical side of ceramics, glaze formulation, clay formulation, building and firing kilns, and all the equipment that needs to be kept up and running. There is so much more to ceramics then just moulding things out of clay. I't also was what lead me to design and build my own studio and house from start to finnish.
            Here I am hard at work taking apart pottery wheels.....gee I hope 
I can get them all back together.... Just kidding!
Now Im trying to concentrate on some of my work... I'm working on some new tile designs and casting molds for them. Some will be architectural and others will be with a technique called Cuenca. Cuenca is a Spanish name for pressing a mould into  clay to create a raised outline of the design with hollows between. These hollows were known as ‘cuenca’, which means ‘bowls’ in Spanish. The hollows will later be filled with colored glazes.

I'm also hoping to work on some paintings, it's something sort of new for me. I did a few last year and really loved the whole process. It was quite freeing being completely concerned with a two dimensional surface. I'm painting with acrylic on canvas and using many of the designs I apply to much of my ceramic work.