Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Here is some new work fresh out of the kiln + a week or so to clean up and mount on wire and cord. Most are ^6 porcelain, done in my electric, as I have not been in the best health (my regular disposition + car accident a few months back) to do wood firings recently. I do have a shoebox filled with bisqued pendants for the wood fire though, hopefully I will get around to it if I can feel better. As with everything, all handmade and carved by me. I started working with wax based clay and silicone at the end of last year to improve my sculpture skills and try to do some more challenging shapes when going back to porcelain. It was easier to work with on the couch too. All the shapes are my design and once the blanks are made in porcelain, compressed, and dried, I carve all the details and trim down for weight. Still trying to find my voice in electric firing, what you see is the culmination of the year of experiments and color. I used Standard's 365 porcelain for all of these, but after my last kiln load of tests will probably switch to Laguna Frost. Now that I'm more comfortable with the glazes/underglazes, clay and firing my kiln, I'll try to make some of my more detailed circular hollow pendants in Frost. Some of the images are the pendants turned around to see the other side, like the snowflakes which are double sided. I used black porcelain on a few and the decoration varies from Amaco PC/Celadon/Shino, Velvet underglaze, and Coyote microcrystals.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Showing my work and Pendants @ the Lincoln Galleries in Historic Yellow Springs, PA

Will be there Sunday November 30th from noon to 4pm, not much to talk to but will show you around :) New pendants and pots.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wood kiln firing April 2013! (after)

Pictures from after the firing

octopus vases/bottles

Wood kiln firing April 2013! (before)

Ash chamber before
Salt chamber before
 Here are some pics from before the firing in Baltimore Clayworks noborigama wood/salt kiln.
And a few pictures from during the firing.

preheat and building the coal bed in the firebox

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mushroom box in progress

A few long days spread out at the studio. Love this piece.

Drawn on design
Carved out negative space no lids
Mostly done, a bit more on the lids, closer fitting, need to carve bottom and dry slow and sand. 

A few new pendants

3 or so inches diameter, porcelain, terra sig slip. Planning to do inlay of some kind in the recessed holes.

Ribbon vase and Box

Both hand built and carved.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mushroom cluster box, root bottle

Couple pics of this mushroom type cluster box thing I made last night. Needs shaped up some more, and I will be drawing and carving similar patterns onto it as I did my other boxes. Then a picture of a root bottle in progress.

Jellyfish/Octopus group almost ready for bisque firing

Pic of the 4 jellyfish/octopus bottles in progress.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Jellyfish/Octopus Vases

New set of Jellyfish/Octopus graphic bottles, all hand built and carved. Not done yet though. Will cover with porcelain slip after carving is done. Sorry for the bad pictures, the designs will show better once I carve.

Pendants in Progress 2013

Couple views of some pendants I am working on during the first few months of 2013. Largest piece is about 2.5 inches across.