Sunday, November 7, 2010

a page from my sketchbook project book

having loads of fun with this. the theme i chose is "it will be fun, i swear." can't wait to see other sketchbooks when the show tours. the exhibit will travel to brooklyn, austin, san francisco, atlanta, portland (maine), chicago, washington dc and winter park (florida). it's not too late to get a blank book. the deadline's been extended to november 15. check it out here.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

love & theft

i'm a huge fan of cartoons and comic books from all time periods. they are a large influence on my work. here's an amazing animated tribute to the art form from andreas hykade, obviously another big fan. called love & theft (like the bob dylan album), hykade also quotes dylan in the video's info panel, "and i'm still carrying the gift you gave, it's part of me now, it's been cherished and saved, it'll be with me unto the grave and then unto eternity."

(from "in the summertime")

Monday, August 23, 2010

what a doll!

my friend satsiri turned me on to a blog by knitter/comedian franklin habit. in a recent post, franklin described a project he's working on using a late victorian porcelain shoulder head doll. i immediately fell in love with ethel. she has the same penchant i do for gold overglaze luster. she also possesses a dark sense of humor as illustrated in the tableaus above, "impressions of famous women." i'm repeating what franklin said in the original post, "don't blame me. ethel's politics are her own business."

Friday, August 20, 2010

images for new business cards at the co-op

scrafitto, underglaze pencil, handmade and commercial overglaze decals, and gold luster for the clay work. borrowed, digitally-manipulated imagery for the drawing.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

south texas college ceramics showdown

south texas college’s art department, together with the stc library art gallery program, is presenting “a south texas ceramic showdown: up and down and all around.” featuring the fourth annual ceramics exhibition and conference, the event includes a full display of ceramic works by art students and professors from 11 regional universities and community colleges. the exhibit will be on view from july 8 to september 4, 2010. as part of the event, a free, two-day workshop with claybud max butler of butler pottery and carl block of flatland pottery begins friday, july 16 and ends saturday, july 17 at stc’s pecan campus art building ceramics lab. both ceramicists are graduates of the university of north texas, currently teach at texas isd schools, own clay studios, and are active musicians. more info here.


sometimes when the kiln is unloaded, everything in it turns out to be crap. i had a textbook full of glaze faults in this batch.

Monday, May 24, 2010

artmakers r us

the co-op's opening party went really well. made a few sales and lots of new friends! best of all, we convinced some fellow artists to lease the four remaining spaces in the building. hello, art mall!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

take the risk

fellow etsian lori koop is featuring one of my bowls in a treasury today. thanks, lori, you rock! check out her wonderful quirky work here.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

our new gallery logo

we'll open the gallery doors for the first time this saturday, april 24, 10 am to 5 pm. grand opening (big party!) on may 22.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

a tip

from one of my favorite blogging ceramicists kip o'krongly. "concrete proof that low-fire white clay should never (ever!!) go in a high-fire gas kiln."

Friday, March 26, 2010


i've been gone a while. lots of things are going on. finally caught up with custom orders. will be part of an april show at austin-bergstrom international airport. and (the thing that's taken up most of my time), i'm opening a store! an actual brick and mortar store in downtown bastrop, texas. there are six artists involved in the co-op, so far, and everyone works in more than one medium, so work from the core group should be pretty interesting. we're also bringing in other artists who will show on consignment basis. i'll keep you posted on our progress. meanwhile, here are a few things i've been working on. some clay, some mixed media.

"you must have the devil in you to succeed in any of the arts." voltaire

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

empty bowl project, bastrop texas-style

bastrop's version of the nationwide event will be held february 27 from 11 am to 2 pm at bastrop high school cafetorium, 1614 chambers st. the city's 7th annual empty bowl project will benefit the bastrop emergency food pantry.

so, come pick out the perfect handcrafted bowl to fill with delicious homemade soup provided by local restaurants, and know that you are helping to fill the pantry shelves of the organization that works to prevent hunger in bastrop county. keep the bowl, designed and crafted by local elementary students, as a memento to remind us of those whose bowls are empty.

live music and a silent auction of professional artists' bowls are also planned for the event. adult tickets are $20; children under 12 eat free. for more information, contact tresha silva, executive director at 512/303-0033.

Monday, February 1, 2010


today i reached the 1,000 mark of etsy users who have added my store as a favorite.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


it's always nice to make etsy's front page. (the hot pink salt and pepper set is mine.) a special thank you to fellow etsian cori d, who let me know they were there. check out cori's paintings and prints at her shop.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

happy new year and new decade!

i've been catching up with orders received post-holidays and spending waaaay too much time on facebook. but, thought i'd post a couple of new things in my etsy store.