It’s always an honor to be featured in an e-cataloge and this one is no different. Summer weddings are the theme in Stylish Homes Summer Wedding Catalog . http://www.stylishhome.com/Community/StylishHome-Current/Summer-Wedding-Catalog# In this edition, one of my new antler mugs–first created as custom groomsman gifts is featured.
It’s cold in the studio. What’s a potter to do! I manage to get into my “the floor’s not insulated, yet I have heat ” studio a little bit each day and work on projects that take a shorter time to accomplish. Presently, I’m making Sunflower Wall Hangings. They are approximately 15″ in diameter and [...]
Check out my latest video! I demo my glazing/decorating technique on a series of 4 hand thrown mugs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM10EQOSv1Q&context=C3bacd13ADOEgsToPDskKp6wUDmXN8VT62z5bpticl
My red poppy bowl was acceped into Issue 2 of StylishHome catalog in the section “Color Trends 2012″ I do love color! Thanks to Gary and the StylishHome Etsy Team for including another pottery bowl of mine into their second issue of the catalog. It is an honor! http://www.stylishhome.com/sites/default/files/StylishHome%20Home%20Makeover%20Catalog.pdf
Read and see some very nice photos of the Carbondale Farmer’s Market which happens every Saturday morning 8am-noon until the end of November. http://whats4dinnersolutions.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/farmers-market/
I just stumbled on a posting of an blog article on Photography tips that features one of my pottery bowls. It’s in Handmadeology.com http://www.handmadeology.com/taking-pictures-of-your-ceramic-pottery/#comment-15390 If you have the time, give it a read and comment.
The past weekend I participated at the Lower Town Art and Music Fest in Paducah, KY. Even though the weather was calling for storms, somehow the area dodged it and no rains happened. Lots of people Friday night and Saturday–Sunday was slow, probably due to storms to the immediate south and the high and gusty winds. [...]
I had the honor to be interviewed byKOLR10 news for Springfield, MO this weekend. See the whole piece at http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=451287
Returned home from a visually packed adventure in Tampa, FL. NCECA had their 45th annual conference and this was the first time I attended. WOW! Lots of pottery, demos and information to spark the creativity. After a 4 hour drive into Tampa/St. Petersburg, (and after the 12 hour drive the day before) Judy and [...]
When I opened the kiln this morning, I was more than pleased to see that the little chicks and puking hens made it through the glaze firing! I even made a few multi-colored “eggs” with the left over parts. The irony of today is, I have a real hen in a cat carrier in the [...]
An Art Affair,a fine art and craft show, held March 12-13, in Springfield, IL, was a success for me. Unfortunately, crowds were small, which can happen during a first time show. I have a nice following in the Springfield area, and I’m happy they came out and supported me. A big thanks to them! Thanks [...]
Made my 100th (and 101th) sale in my Etsy shop today! Two mugs going to San Luis Obispo, CA later this afternoon!
On suggestions from my facebook page fans, I came up with the frog cup and saucer and the all purpose wall pocket. I’ve never really made the wall pockets before, but it was a lot of fun and I plan to make more! If you are interested in any of these pieces, email me email@example.com [...]
On the suggestion of another potter, I made little chick cups to go with the pitchers. I have no idea if they will be functional. I do know they are fun and I was giggling while making them!
Here’s my newest creations in the studio. I wanted to make pitchers for a while, especially one in a sort of traditional majolica rooster pitcher way like my mother uses for holiday dinners. Fortunately, I’m the kind of person who likes something a little more twisted. Hence, the “puking chicken”. Think of gravy coming out the [...]
After a week of below freezing weather and the accompanying inconveniences of frozen slop water, frozen clay and glaze and super frozen hands and toes, I was able to get back out there and make more work. Special tile order and a recreator’s bean pot (I’m trying!) along with a number of bowls and mugs for an upcoming show in [...]
If you have a chance, check out this well written article from Stormphyre. http://ceramicaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/01/karen-fiorino-of-claylickcreekpottery.html and check out her shop, too! http://stormphyre.etsy.com/
First Glaze firing 2011 I get so excited when opening up a kiln full of new glazed work. This firing was very successful, with lots of new designs and the special platter on the very bottom. The piece is for a exhibit called, “Platters, Poetry, and Prose”. When I was approached to create a piece, [...]
Snowed most of the day—and it makes everything look so clean and beautiful. My Shepard mix, Ziggy, is posing heroically in front of my studio. Not much work today, Thursday’s are busy at the teaching art at the school.
This is Little Leo, Dominique’s sweet dachshund. Recently, she purchased my dachshund wall hanging and is pleased with my work. I think the next ones I make will look even more like Leo. Thanks for the inspiration!
Working on a new web site…..it’s easier to work with clay than 1′s and 0′s!
lots of birds and cats!