Friday, August 18, 2017

Blind Men Crossing a Bridge

a day of mood and drizzle rain with fog surrounding
the morning was cleaning for yet another realtor visit...
when they come, I go into the lower yard
and sit on a swing bench and rock for comfort...
it's flanked by birch clumps I transplanted from the woods many years ago
I am surrounded...
if customers come... I am here, by the birches...

today..... I had an umbrella, to protect the book
I brought along... a small book of poems, for solace,
from my friend John,
I've read it many times...
when I moved here I believed in many things,
including that I would die here some day,
long into the future...
that too, seems an illusion now....
but as I opened the book
I remembered this poem by Robert W. King,
from "In The Empty Mountains"....
thanks again Robert...

First Afternoon In The Forest

There's a pine needle in my wine
and I'm delighted to say it
out loud, even alone. Feeling
an unknown in the warm cave
of my mouth, I pick it out
to announce this joy. I'm able
to drink wine, able to sit under a pine.

I will live here for years, drinking
dust in my wine, light rain in my wine,
and if I die outside, the glass
by my side, more dust will fall and fill,
more needles, pollen, a jay's blue feather,
yellow leaves will fall, and snow,
then summer, sunlight drifting down,
lichen erupting at the lip,
moss spreading it's little flowers

and finally the glass will be
like the rough hollow of a rock
as the body lying beside it,
broken and spilled, enters
the landscape, the world
filled up again with it's wine.

Oval Faceted Pot/ for JK

Faceted Oval Pot w/ Multiple Recessed Lids
18in.H x 10in.W x 6.5in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware

Hourglass Pot /for JK

Hourglass Pot
22.5in.H x 9in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Moose for Sarah...

a spring moose for Sarah,
right where the truck was...

back fence

back fence after the rain...

Back Home

snapshots of 2 pieces recently back in the fold here at home...
a little too tall for the photo backdrop
and my back must be saved for hauling logs at present...

"Ahab's Fluke" and "Tall Chimney w/ Lower Jar"....
better photos to come...

Monday, August 14, 2017

3 tall ones for JK

Termite Mound/Mud Volcano Pot
20in.H x 14in.W x 10in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware

Spiral Pot w/ Cut Sides and Kaolin Dust

Spiral Pot w/ Cut Sides and Kaolin Dust...
21in.H x 11in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware
recently returned to the fold here in the gallery
this piece is a fine example of my much more controlled days
it still looks great to me!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017


it is already August...somehow, someway...
2nd group, out back,
now things turn upside down a while...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Erosion Vase

Erosion Flower Vase
12in.H x 3.5in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware

Round Rock Bottle

Round Rock Bottle
11in.H x 8in.W
Wood/03 Hybrid


for a few years now I have left the back and side fields to grow as they wish
cutting them in the fall to preserve the open space for the deer and others
they are filled with an abundance of flowers of all sorts...
this year I have chosen to leave some grass near the house as contrast to the mowed areas...
I have always liked the grasses seen on links golf courses
as they brush up against the closely cut fairways
they move with the wind, sparkle in early morning sun light with dew and
create a universe of colors as alternatives to the green/beige of the mowed lawns...
the contrast is wonderful...
it has been a successful experiment in my eyes
as I search for alternative ways of keeping the place...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Another Turn...

Trough Tray
4.5in.H x 33.5in.W x 12.5in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware

nice to have this piece back in the gallery after a long stay away...
it is always noticed and commented on...

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Tall Shino Wave

Tall Shino Wave
Wood Fired Stoneware
18in.H x 11in.W x 9in.D

Thursday, August 3, 2017


a day of crazy storms and lots of thunder and lightening
now, this evening, the moon and trees through dense fog with a flash...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

slow moving...

Heckle, Jeckyl and Tweedle Dee got to stand up today
time to become more adventurous
Philly is on the horizon...
and there is wood cutting...yes there is that!
I wonder how all these pots will make me feel
when it's 20 below 0 this winter?

Rod Box

Rod Box w/ 3 Lid Layers
8in.H x 13in.W x 6.6in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware