I’m a hand builder of clay. I wanted to make mugs so I collaborated with another clay artist, one who makes really nicely shaped mugs that i could decorate.
Water etching on ceramics is a technique that creates a slightly raised surface resulting in a tactile texture on the clay body.
A lot of time is spent in each of the hand built pieces I make, so I like to have an idea how the underglaze itself might look after it’s fired.
A great way to create a unique and quite colorful surface design in ceramics is through the use of the mono-printing process with underglazes.
I’ve been making ceramic chickens for several months now, each one a delight to create. Here’s how I turn a pinch pot into a chicken.
I have a soft spot for cows. Maybe it’s an ancestral thing – my maternal great-grandfather was a dairy farmer in Iowa 100 years ago. I never met him, but the love for cows lives on in me.
I love to decorate the exterior of my ceramic wares. I approach it as a painter with a blank canvas – the possibilities are almost infinite.
Creating a dedicated work space, especially creative work, is important. Whether it’s the visual arts or writing or any form of artistic endeavor – magic occurs when you have a separate space or place dedicated to expressing yourself.
The Polar Bear Family is from the Spirit Animal series. Decorated in Shamanistic and Aboriginal symbols, Hubert is the hunter/leader, Jane is the Spiritual healer, and Angie is pure and full of possibilities.
Meet Ginger, Calypso, Jenny, and Dot – the first four clay sculptures from my Spirit Animal series.