May 23, 2011
The online exhibit at the Schaller Gallery is open today! For the flowers, an exhibit of vases, baskets and more. I have a few of my favorite vases there- hope you find one, too!
Come, stop and see the flowers here......
May 16, 2011
I'm home after a great show at Artisphere in Greenville, SC. Thanks to everyone who came and supported my work, and I'm happy to think of all you at home enjoying my pieces today, maybe you are drinking coffee or tea out of one of my mugs, or enjoying a vase with fresh flowers. It was a great show and I was glad to be there. Now, though, after a busy weekend of talking to people about my work, it's now my day off this Monday and it's turning out to be a nice, slow, and quiet day.
May 9, 2011
Lately my days feel so full and I am so tugged at both ends to be in two different places at the same time. The perennial garden beds just starting to leaf out last month has now exploded into full detail. This morning as I was about to water various garden seeds I've planted, I noticed these little dewdrops lining the edges of each of these leaves. Amazing. So beautiful right here in my own yard.
So these days you may find me at the studio with clay on my hands, or I might just be quietly digging in the dirt, weeding, and planting seeds to get my vegetable garden beds ready. I'm still a beginner gardener, but it is one of the other sides of my potting life that helps me simply breathe deeply. Hopefully I'll get more planted this week, and then I'm off to a craft show this weekend in Greenville, SC called Artisphere.
May 2, 2011
I've been taking photos of the work from the last firing. As I've probably said before, I enjoy discovering all of the firing details of each piece when I'm behind the lens of my camera. Then I can really start to see each piece. These vases were a few of my favorites, the ones above are tumbler size, for your small flower desires. Below, is a medium sized vase around 11" tall. My new favorite details are what I guess I'll call white buttons in the carving. Maybe they suggest buds, or seeds, or rocks poking up in a river; whatever they are I'm enjoying the flow of this new pattern and I'll certainly keep going with it.