November 2017 Open House

On Sunday, November 12, 2017 I had my first show of the “season” at my friend’s house. It’s been almost a year since I’ve done a show, so it was fun to pull out all of the equipment and figure out how to display my new pieces. Your on-going support of my creative endeavors is…

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Normal Family

I saw this sign in an antique shop and it made me chuckle.

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My Niece’s Wedding

What a beautiful bride my niece Lleyna makes with her handsome husband, Steve. It’s hard to believe she’s old enough to get married. Time sure does fly.

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker for the Learning 2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The theme of the event was story-telling and she had a lot of heart-warming stories to share about the story-tellers in her life. I took a few notes; however, what really resonated with me is that she focuses on the positive…

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Lynda Pyka Painting

I am very excited for my good friend Lynda Pyka. She recently was named plein air painter of the month by Plein Air Magazine. I’ve been collecting her paintings for several years. This is the latest one I am adding to my collection.

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Kukuli Velarde Exhibit at AMOCA

Even though a lot of her sculptures are very graphic in nature, I am completely drawn to them. This is the first West Coast exhibition by the U.S.-based Peruvian artist Kukuli Velarde, who was born in Cusco in 1962 and moved to the U.S. in 1988. The Plunder Me, Baby ceramic sculptures evoke a childhood…

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Kei Ito Red Jar

This stunning Kei Ito Red porcelain jar is part of the Scripps College Collection. Look at the detail glazing on the lid. Amazing glaze control.

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Form versus Function

A few years ago I spent sometime exploring form vs. function. Visiting the St. Louis Arch this Fall (2017), I was reminded of my exploration in 2014. If you’d like to learn more about the building of the St. Louis Arch click here.

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How to Transfer Oxide Images to Bisque-ware

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Necklace

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