Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A little more..

Here's a few more pictures of some painting I did today. These are new imagery for me, been thinking about them for quite a while. It takes me some time for my ideas to transition from a thought to completion. There seems to be some time needed for processing and visualizing until Im ready to take the leap and let and my thoughts and ideas become real. Its kind of hard to put to words but I know it just wont come out right if I try to force it before the concept is ready to become a reality. I'm working with some porcelain at the moment just made a few pots out of it so far, anxious to see how it looks in the salt kiln.
I didn't get much done in the studio today i had a sick little to tend to . Took him to the doctor this morning and the good news is its nothing serious just a bad cold. Hoping I can get a litttle more done in the studio tomorrow..... will see, thats the way it is being single dad.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Decorating for the Spring Kilnopening

Been working, working, working. Thinking I need a song? Im gearing up for the Spring Kiln opening on April 17th-18th I will have lots of pots and turtles too!! Anyway I've spent the last few days bisquing and decorating pots. I also got two of my 150 pound turtles out of the last bisque no cracks! lots of decorating going on too here's a few images..... Can you guess who wanted their picture taken in the kiln??

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What's been crawling around the studio...

Snakes!! You all know I love making animals with a strong preference leaning towards snakes and turtles. There guys are drying and will be it the next bisque firing in the gas kiln along with some turtles that are headed for the salt glazing kiln very soon. Oh and there are a few 150+ pound turtles going in the next salt firing. I'm gearing up for the Spring KIln opening on the 17th and 18th of April!! Here we go Spring!! It was amazing out side today 74 degrees!!!! I love Carolina this time of year but I didn't get to go for a run or a bike ride : ( bummer Im geting up early tomorrow Not going to let another day slip away! Hope the weather is just as fine where ever you are....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I was asked to give a talk in raleigh for The Triangle Potters Guild. It was a fun evening with lots of great questions from the friendly folks there. I had a great time talking to the people, saw a few old friends and got to check out the newly renovated NC State Crafts Center it is beautiful!