Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What's new?

Busy with clay up to my elbows these days. Trying to get ready for the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July and keeping Artistica stocked with pots. Speaking of Artistica, I have brought in some great pots from a Raku workshop that I attended recently. Learned a new way of rakuing using wood chips in a pit as opposed to using saw dust in a trash can.

I am currently working on a line of hand-built slab pieces. Large platters as well as bowls, vases with incised and stamped designs. After taking a work shop in February, I have been inspired to make my own stamps to embellish my pots. It has been a lot of fun. I have brought a few pieces into Artistica and working on more for Ann Arbor.

My next project is drawer pulls. Keep posted to see the outcome!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to my blog!

Growing up in Cincinnati, I used to gather the natural clay from the creek bed and form objects d’art. At least my mom thought so.... Fast forward to after college graduation and I decided to take a “clay” class from Charlie Blosser at Oakland Community College and caught the “bug” once again. And the rest is history, as they say.

As a resident of Dexter for many “moons” I have taught clay classes to both children and adults in the community and Ann Arbor. I have exhibited in galleries in Michigan and Ohio. I can be found at Artistica, in downtown historic Dexter, MI, on State Street in July for the annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs, The Royal Oak Potters Market in December and other local art shows.

Getting my hands into the “mud” is truly blissful!