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Friday Night Throwing pots

First time I’ve been in on the wheel for 2023. (yes, this is my idea of a wild and fun friday night)

I’ve been working removing pots from the wheel with my hands-instead of using bats. Still smooshing some of them, but getting better!

Will trim and add handles tomorrow. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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screen print clay transfer fail

photo of a screen print studio

The new year isn’t starting out the way I had hoped.

ceramic screen print underglaze transfers

Spent the day making screen print underglaze transfers based on two of my block prints, only for them to be a disappointment. Oh well, will try again another time.

screen print transfer on an unfired stoneware mug

Hope your year is going better than mine!


Sorry for being a crybaby earlier when my project did not work on the first try. In my experience, neither pottery OR printmaking work perfectly on the first try. Not sure why I thought combining the two would be easy.

After a little more practice, The transfers are a little bit better. Will make more pots and try again later. Thanks again everyone for the encouragement!

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last kiln firing of 2022

I had a very small kiln firing to wrap up 2022.

2022 was a great year for pottery. I learned a lot and made a lot of pots. To end the year, I had a very small kiln firing. Here are the results!

click arrows or swipe to see all the photos

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2022 – a year of pottery


I think a few got away without getting their picture taken, but here’s most of 2022 squeezed into less than 2 minutes.

Thank you ALL for your support and friendship +making them a part of your home. Especially *you*know*who*you*are -who is responsible more than anyone for this wonderful journey into ceramics.

Watching the year flash by, it was interesting to see the quick flash of time, that was summer at Arrowmont–and then the following months — to see the evolution of a new clay, and new surface design.

Thanks always for making this possible! Yes, the artist is part of the creation of ART–but ART also needs patrons–i believe these pots are OUR team effort!! Thank you all so much!

Looking forward to a wonderful new year!!! Happy New year to you all!!

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Pottery At The Pendleton Art Center Dec Final Friday

Well, shoot!!!

After a flock of early birds flew through my studio yesterday, I don’t have nearly as many new pots to choose from. But there are some good ones still on my shelf (including the one i am tempted to keep for myself). I’m very grateful for all the support of my work–this ‘problem’ is every artist’s dream.

Before you make a special trip to our event at the Pendleton Art Center Cincinnati, Here’s a photo of my pottery shelf with it’s current inventory. If you see something you really want, make sure to come to my studio #400 on the 4th floor first. The event starts at 5pm and lasts until 9pm.

Hope to see you tonight!

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Work In Progress – December 2022 surface design

sorry i haven’t checked in awhile, and am late replying to any messages. I was c aught off guard when I learned that Final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center Cincinnati is going to be Dec 16 (instead of final friday) so I have been working double time trying to make enough cups to have new work to show.
I have a total of 30 finished cups here are the 5 I carved today. Hope to finish carving the last 9 tomorrow, and then it will be a crunch to color them all. Nothing like a deadline to see what is possible! Hope to see you next friday!
i just opened the kiln, and didn’t have any explosions (thats a good thing)!
OmyGosh! I have a BUNCH of cups to paint and fire before final friday (bumped up a week to 16 Decemeber) at the Pendleton Art Center Cincinnati.

perfect grey day to paint cups. The colors will be bright and beautiful after going through the kiln–4 down, only 40 more to go!
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Work In Progress – making cups in Old Washington

A few carved pots ready for the kiln–after that: COLOR! Stay tuned!
one of the challenges of sharing photos of a 3d object on social media is that the surface design wraps around the cup and a viewer can never see all the artwork at once. It’s been an adventure coming from a 2d background (painting+printmaking) but a fun way to tell a story that unfolds as the viewer picks the cup up and explores the decoration.
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Pottery on the porch – Frontier Christmas

Didn’t expect to be sign painting this morning:
but we had a storm last night and the wind and water damaged my sign. Fortunately, no pots were harmed!
I’ll have pots on my front porch today as part of 56th Annual Frontier Christmas in old Washington KY from 10-4pm.
Y’ALL!!!!! That was amazing!!!
I sold EVERY SINGLE NEW STONEWARE CUP before noon. Most of the porcelain found its home too. A sincere thank you to my friends and patrons who make it possible for me to live my dream of being a full time artist.
Now that I’m out of pottery. I have to push really hard if I’m going to have anything to offer for my next show on December 16th. Between now and then, if you need me for anything , i’ll be in the clay studio making pots!
Thanks again!
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if i was smart–work in progres

if i was smart, I would spend the next week finishing the pottery that I’ve already started
instead, last night, i threw new pitchers and cups. Today, they need trimming and handles

hopeless pot(tery) head!

Spent the day trimming and adding handles, threw a few more cups too. Some white slip on 3 of the 4 pitchers. Will be ready to carve tomorrow. going to try to have these ready by the 16th!

Spent the day trimming and adding handles, threw a few more cups too. Some white slip on 3 of the 4 pitchers. Will be ready to carve tomorrow.