The language of flowers, or floriography, offers a rich source of inspiration for my work, as it allows me to explore the cultural significance of flowers in Victorian times and how they can be used to convey meaning in a subtle and expressive way.
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Collaborating With Another Ceramic Artist To Make Mugs
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
Water etching on ceramics is a technique that creates a slightly raised surface resulting in a tactile texture on the clay body.
Making Ceramic Color Test Tiles
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.
How to Make a Mono-Print for Ceramics (video)
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.
How to Turn a Pinch Pot into a Chicken
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.
Clay Sculpture- Cows and More Cows
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.
Making a Mosaic Design On Clay
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.
My Clay Studio – Creating a Creative Space to Create
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.
Polar Bear Family – Spirit Animals
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.