Holding Water

This is the last ceramics project I did before moving to NYC. I hand-built the bowl, this time the bowl being in the form of hands. I wanted to begin including glass in the ceramics but learned the glass would melt in the firing process. So I chose some turquoise and blue swirly scrap glass from my days doing stained glass, and dropped them into th…

Plant spirit 1

The inspiration for this series was a little replica I’d bought of the goddess Minerva which overlooked the Roman baths of Sulis Minerva, in Bath, England. I wanted to make one for each column of my back deck and this is what came out. All my years of figure drawing seems to have given me the 3D info to automatically mold these human forms with …

Pea pod butter dish

I began a ceramics class and studio time in mid-2011 I think, and this was my first project. Something practical. I first tried throwing a little vase and cup on the wheel and didn’t really enjoy or take to it. But hand-building felt perfect for me and I really needed a butter dish. And except for squishing a block of butter at the corners, it wo…