Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sunrise Through Frosted Window

Sunrise Through Frosted Window

with the arrival of colder temps
the windows in their endless variations,
 come alive...

Demarest...This Year/Last Year

This Year/ Last Year...
it seemed time for a change...
surgery last april, a long time until heavy lifting was to be done... I, of course, did not wait long enough... couldn't wait long enough...thus more waiting...
needed to make lighter pots and step away from the arduous work of the wood kiln...
I wanted to make something brighter, more colorful and playful with a much lower price point... wanted to have some sales...maybe shock or at least surprise people a bit, saying hey! I'm not just a one trick pony...how about this?
while at Demarest, I realized many of the potters there weren't born when I first attended the show,
well back in time now... they didn't know of the many changes of the past...
 there's a message here somewhere, but at present,
I just don't know what it is....

Thursday, December 1, 2016


sometimes one can do everything possible to make things easier
that doesn't mean they'll be easier
onward toward Demarest...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Oval Vase w/ Mixed Turquoise

Oval Vase w/ mixed Turquoise
11in.H x 6in.W
a nice color shift and the hint
of the idea of moss...

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Oval Bowl w/ Ghost Stripes

Oval Bowl w/ Ghost Stripes
Cream over Blue, Green and Lime
13.5in.H x 16in.W x 12in.D

Ghost Stripes Bottle

Bottle w/ Ghost Stripes
Cream over Blue,Green and Lime
21in.H x 8.5in.W

Friday, November 25, 2016


an unexpected [by me] snow this morning
for the first time, I found myself glad to not be out stoking the wood kiln
it's been a long stretch of hard work, but today
I can enjoy the snow and change of weather...
 I'm chasing turquoise and I can stay inside by the fire,
be warm and occasionally go down and turn a few switches
on the 2 kilns now firing...
my body is thanking me for the rest and ease of this new method of working...
my mind wonders if they are "commercial enough"...
we'll see soon enough as I continue onward toward Demarest...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

thank you all...

Just a reminder...

meanwhile... a wonderful Thanksgiving to all...
a warm and grateful expression of thanks
to all who visited the gallery this season,
offered jokes, stories and warm smiles
I am thankful to all of you for your support, friendliness
and excitement about the pots
may your Thanksgiving be grand!

Small Oval Bottle

Small Oval Bottle
10.5in.H x 5in.W
howling winds for the last 2 days...
hoping the power holds as the big oval
is running for the first time in quite a while
called it in to help with the backload of pots...
the lid rebuild and repair has held well
but probably needs to be redone from scratch...
3 repairs now have definitely increased the size...
and the hinges don't work properly so they were removed
holding the door open with old lawn mower blades...
now that's craftsmanship!
we'll see how she goes...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Oval Bottle/ Ochre over Turquoise

Oval Bottle/ Ochre over Turquoise
10in.H x 11in.W x 9in.W
a surprise result
this layering is always different...
how nice is that?

Monday, November 21, 2016

wet snow...

early morning wet snow
as the season turns
the kilns keep firing
onward toward Demarest
with Turquoise!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Big Honker Pot

Wyatt said I needed a "Big Honker Pot" for the show so here it is...

Wide Oval Spiral Pot w/ Turquoise
14in.H x 21in.W x 10in.D

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Can you heal my Leg?

Can you heal my Leg?
17in.H x 9in.W

Oval Bottle/ 2 Spots

Oval Bottle/ 2 Spots
Cream over Blue, Green and Lime Stripes
13in.H x 12in.W
the basket like woven quality of these is undeniable, but what fascinates me are the ghost stripes,
those very faintly visible as the cobalt overpowers them...
after a while a landscape quality emerges as if the greens and limes are floating in the fog, coming and going with the ambient light...

Round Jar w/ Turquoise over Blue

Round Jar w/ Turquoise over Blue
12in.H x 8in.W
some nice color vibration here!