Monday, November 30, 2009

r.i.p. penny

this is an urn i made for little penny's ashes. i hope she rests comfortably in here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

in the navy

from regretsy, the worst of etsy. sorry, i thought this was hilarious, especially the "view this image in a room" feature.

Monday, November 23, 2009

stocking up my online store

for the holidays. new for this year, these small scrafitto dishes. you can check them out at etsy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

cast glass and gold leaf brushes

yes, that's what i said. i saw these amazing objects at green horse gallery in manitou springs, colorado. the artist is ray tomasso. of course i bought one, although i wanted the whole pan!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

commonwheel artists co-op

in manitou springs, colorado, carries the work of several outstanding potters. this is the beautiful raku work of paul rogers. rogers is working with clay he digs from local deposits and motifs he draws from kalahari dreamtime images.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

so, i lied...

i did visit van briggle pottery after all and even went to have a look at the original 1900s building (now part of colorado college.). designed by artus van briggle, the old pottery has wonderfully decorated chimneys, gorgeous arts and crafts era tile, a ceramic sundial, and a couple of quirky gargoyles.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

i will be here on friday

colorado springs...although i'm not visiting the pottery this trip, the city is home to van briggle pottery & tile. established in 1899 by artus van briggle, an american painter of dutch descent, the company has the distinction of being one of the only american art potteries from the period to never go out of business. van briggle is best known for art nouveau style designs and traditional matte glazes.