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Kiln Opening 13 September 2021

I’m no good at keeping secrets. My original idea was to keep these new handmade porcelain pottery a secret, and surprise in-person guests to my upcoming hybrid virtual/in-person exhibit at the Pendleton Art Center.

it’s been almost 6 months since my last kiln opening, and I couldn’t wait to show off the latest kiln firing.

I still don’t sell pots online, so you’ll have to come see me in-person to add one to your collection. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot (especially porcelain) needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. Large plates are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized plates are $40 each. They will be available to view, along with new paintings, at the Pendleton Art Center September 21 and 23 from 11am-7pm at studio 400 (4th floor) Send an email to make a reservation.

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pottery update 23 August 2021

Good morning!

Wanted to check in with you all to let you know I’ve been working hard in the studio.

It’s KILLING ME to have a group of new oil paintings and not be able to show them off (I’ll unveil them All Sept 24th). Here’s a little update on my side project: porcelain. Have a great day!

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Pottery Update – 1 July

I haven’t shared this story because it highlights one of my many shortcomings.

A few months ago, one of my hand made shelves collapsed, causing an overwhelming mess in part of my studio. I cleaned the worst of it, but the whole experience was so discouraging, i left the space in dysfunctional disorder, and decided to just close the door and take a break from making that kind of art (especially since spring had started, and it was time to go outside and paint nature’s beauty!!!)

…well, today, it’s just too hot to go outside and paint, so I’m going to give this part of my studio some TLC, and who knows? maybe I’ll even make something, if i can get this chaos organized in time?

Do any of you remember what I use this space for?!?
Give me some thumbs up and/or cheerful encouragement, if you are happy to see me going back to this kind of art making.
Stay tuned!!!

if you think i am hard to keep up with, JOIN THE CLUB! EVEN I DON’T KNOW what I’m going to do next. 2 days ago, i never would have guessed that I’d have 11 porcelain cups that need trimming and handles…well, if i’m not predictable, at least I hope it’s interesting.

POTTERY UPDATE: they still need some finessing, but all my cups are trimmed and have a handle.

They are all handmade and unique. Which is your favorite form?

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kiln firing 23 March 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots!


I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot (especially porcelain) needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Large plates are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized plates are $40 each. First come, first served. The porch has a ‘half off’ table with perfectly functional pots, that have slight flaws.

If you are looking for a good reason to come visit: this weekend March 27, 2021, we are having an Art And Chocolate festival in our little historic village of Old Washington from 10-5pm.

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  • porcelain cup with black log cabin sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with black sgraffito design of washington hall, old washigton, ky 1796
  • porcelain plate of man holding on to a bull's horn black sgraffito design
  • porcelain plate with tulips and horse black sgraffito design
  • porcelain plate with tulips and peace symbol sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with peace love sgraffito design peace symbol
  • porcelain plate with doves and olive branches peace symbol sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with black sgraffito designs of tulip flowers
  • porcelain cup with tulip bees and peace symbol black sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with birds and peace symbols sgrafito design black
  • porcelain cup with tulip and peace symbol black sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with black sgrafftio design with sheep and peace symbol
  • porcelain cup with peace and love sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with sheeep sgraffito black design
  • porcelain plate with blue birds in tree sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with blue sgraffito peace symbol and flowers
  • porcelain cup with blue sgraffito design peace symbol
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog design
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog design
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog decoration
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog design
  • porcelain cup with green frog sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with green sgraffito frog design
  • porcelain cup with green frog sgraffito design
  • porcelain plate with red cardinal sgraffito design
  • porcelain plate with love one another red sgraffito design
  • porcelain cup with blue bunny sgraffito decorations
  • porcelain cup with goat sgraffito design
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Porcelain Wedding Plates

I was commissioned to make a porcelain plate to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my dear, dear friends, Ginny B and Dickie Butler. The church carved in the plate is where they were married! Happy Anniversary!!!! This was so much fun and an honor to be asked to make. Thank you Emily Butler and Richie Butler for thinking of me!!! Photo by Emily Butler

The pandemic put a damper on 2020 in person wedding celebrations, but thanks to vaccine rollout, friends and family are starting to get together again. Congratulations Jeff Wendling and Dale!!! Thanks Ginny B Butler for including one of my custom porcelain plate as part of the celebration!

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Green Porcelain cups work in progress March 2020

Good morning! Today I was looking at my ‘work in progress’ pottery shelf, and felt really proud of myself. The top shelf are cups ready to start decorating. The bottom shelf, upside down cups, ready to be trimmed. The thin walls, and fairly well defined form of the bottom shelf is an example of how much more control I have achieved when throwing on the wheel. A year ago, I couldn’t do that. Definitely not in porcelain.


When the pandemic started almost a year ago, I decided learning to throw porcelain would be my COVID project. Porcelain takes some extra care to throw on the wheel, and I have always been intimidated by it. I’ve also had to learn a little bit about glaze chemistry and the scientific method, to make sure my glaze played nice with the clay. I can’t emphasize enough how much the ARTS helped me get through this time.
Being so close to my one year quarantine – a -versary. I’ve been going through a lot of feelings. Some of it anger and sadness for everything we have had to give up. The progress I have made as a potter is a small victory, but one of the good things that came from this challenging year. Thank you everyone for your encouragement, support and cheering me on over these months. The social interaction – even if virtual – has been a saving grace for me.
Ok, time to trim the bottom shelf!!!

Green Cup Update:I have 2 layers of green on my cups (2 more layers to go) then I will carve the decorations. My friend, Lauri Aultman gave me an idea of raising money for the flood victims in Eastern Kentucky, so I am going to donate %50 of the sales of these cups to help. I normally sell them for $40 each. when i sell all 5, it will total $200 = a $100 donation to the flood relief. Since these pots will take at least a week or two before they are finished, I’m going to go ahead and give the $100 NOW, because people need help NOW. I need to do some research on where to send it, because i know some charities use donations better than others, but I will send today or tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

UPDATE: I have buyers who have committed to the 5 cups. If you feel inspired to give, you don’t have to buy a cup from me, do some research and give directly to your favorite charity. there is no shortage of people in need right now, and every little bit helps!FINAL UPDATE: UPDATE: I decided to give the donation to Cindy Faye who is doing boots on the ground flood relief work in Oneida, KY. You can visit her profile to get some idea of the work she is doing. If you feel inspired to help, reach out to her. Remember Mr. Roger’s advice “look for the helpers. You will always find people helping”

Green porcelain cup update:I have come up with 2 designs for the green cups. A frog and leaves. Both represent the arrival of spring, and look good in green on white porcelain. To the four folks who offered to buy a cup to help with ky flood relief, which design do you want for your cup(s)? Narda Arnett MillerJane E BresserStephanie McCoy GastauerLaurie Watt ? The colors will be a lot brighter once it is fired in the kiln. See the test tile on the left.

Spring is almost here! I spent the morning walking around the lake, then carving mugs with green leaves. I love how the light in this photo highlights the carve marks in porcelain. The green will be brighter after going through the kiln

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kiln firing 1 March 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots!


I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot (especially porcelain) needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Large plates are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized cardinal plate are $40 each. First come, first served. The porch has a ‘half off’ table with perfectly functional pots, that have slight flaws.

Click the arrows below to see all the pots

  • folk art style porcelain plate with cat and bird
  • folk art style porcelain plate with goats and tulips
  • porcelain mug of squirrel holding an acorn
  • porcelain folk art style plate with sgraffito sheep and peace symbol
  • porcelain mug with tulips and a peace symbol
  • folk art style porcelain plate with candinal
  • folk art style porcelain plate with cardinal
  • folk art style porcelain plate of a fox
  • folk art style porcelain plate with fox
  • folk art style porcelain plate with cat and birds
  • folk art style porcelain plate with cat bird and dog
  • folk art style porcelain plate of house with birds
  • folk art style porcelain mug with peace symbol
  • folk art style porcelain mug with peace symbol
  • folk art style porcelain cup with birds and peace symbol
  • folk art style porcelain cup with goats and flowers
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kiln firing 27 January 2021

I just opened the kiln, and have some new porcelain pots. This batch had a lot (6) of plates, which take up a lot of space in the kiln, so this firing does not have as many pots as firings in the past.


I don’t sell pots online. I try to take the best photos I can, but a pot needs to be picked up and held to really ‘know’ if it’s the right one for you. You can see them on my front porch in Old Washington. Plates and the ‘Peace On Earth bowl’ are $80. Cups and the small sandwich sized cardinal plate are $40 each. First come, first served. The porch has a ‘half off’ table with perfectly functional pots, that have slight flaws.

Click the arrows below to see all the pots

  • blue porcelain plate with bunny design
  • blue porcelain plate with goat and flowers design
  • blue porcelain plate with folk art birds in tree design
  • porcelain blue plate with design of a pig under a tree
  • blue porcelain plate with village and flock of birds design
  • blue porcelain plate with design of old washington kentucky
  • porcelain bowl with lion and lamb - birds carrying banner that says 'peace on earth'
  • red porcelain plate with cardinal design
  • porcelain mug with blue design of birds carrying olive branch and peace symbol
  • porcelain mug with blue design of birds carrying olive branch and peace symbol
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work in progress-peace in progress

If you watch much news, the beginning January has been a high anxiety month. I’ve always been a little bit hippy dippy at heart, and pottery for peace has been my theme for my latest batch of pots. They still need to be fired, but you can get an idea of the surface design from this photo.

porcelain mugs - work in progress - blue with different peace symbols

stay tuned to see how they turn out–and be nice to each other!