Category Archives: Nature

Wyoming Moose Madness

Back in March, I remember looking out the window one day in between painting projects to see a great big moose right outside the living room window. It wasn’t intimidated when it noticed us watching it through the window. It … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and Borrowed Time

Since I got my ceramic studio in working order, I’ve hit the ground running. The image above is of a botanical sculpture made of Sculpey clay that I made as a special order for a professor of biology. The reason … Continue reading

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Home Studio- Status: COMPLETE!

  Since working in the University studio in the summer, I’ve figured out a good home studio setup. I bought a kiln just before Halloween 2015, and it arrived the next week. At first, the plan was to clean out … Continue reading

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Small Steps

I finally feel like I’m moving forward in ceramics this week. My kiln is now in place and ready to go. I did a test firing to cone 04 last night to season/oxidize the new elements, and I just barely … Continue reading

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Christmas Kiln Push

Above is a photo of some plates that I made during the summer. I drew the rhododendron flowers in a diagonal pattern on the plate instead of how they naturally appear. I remember how gorgeous and overwhelming it was to … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

Pottery sales have been good this year. I used to think that if I wasn’t part of a big group sale like I was in school, I could never make as much money from pottery. This year, I have made … Continue reading

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Brush to Clay, Brush to Paper

I’ve been home from Massachusetts for exactly three months now. I made a small body of work this summer at the university, but cleared my things out before the school year started. I knew it would get too crowded for … Continue reading

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A New Chapter: My Inner Botanist Returns

Paphiopedilum glanduliferum, WIP illustration on porcelain: Although I don’t want to completely ditch “The Pebble Line” of my work, my decorative process has evolved in a satisfying way that I must pursue. My new process involves drawing an outline of … Continue reading

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Subzero

I have a very vivid memory of standing at the bus stop when I was 7 years old in a purple padded coat. It was 50 degrees below freezing that morning, or so I was told once I got to … Continue reading

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Black and White

  Above is a photo I took of the bottom of a finished and fired cup that I made recently. It translates so well into a graphic photo. Although I’m hooked on the bright colors of my recent work, I … Continue reading

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