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What’s in a name?

Name Cards

A new item I am working on... clay name cards. Bringing a dish to a pot luck supper? Dress it up (and identify it) with a ceramic name card. These small tags are unglazed an work nicely with a chalk pencil for writing. Different styles are in the pipeline, I envision some in a glaze as well.
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Refreshing

These last few weeks I have been refreshing my knowledge on many things... how to write an artists bio and a statement, how to resize photos, how to run a gallery, researching a new glaze recipe and also how to work start to finish in a hand building process... I hope to have pictures of my new small works soon, but alas the battery on the good camera died, and I had to resort to a phone picture instead. Getting things off of the phone is a more complicated and time consuming task, and so it has been delayed this last week as the nice weather has finally driven me out of doors- at long last! This last is refreshing in a different way, and I have also been inspired to start back into the arena of clay mono-prints. I will be starting some new slabs soon, and will try to keep blogging some of those steps for those curious about the process. Pictured here is an older print inspired by the great outdoors, autumn in New England and the wide variety of plants available between field and marsh. My new works (I hope) are inspired by new seedlings... but we'll see where it ends up.
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Work in progress…

Currently I am working with a theme in my pieces, both functional and non functional. I use the sculpture work as a place to work out an idea and then see how it applies to more functional pieces. Often a piece will get a start, then go on hold for a bit while an idea works its way out. Sometimes this can take quite a while, other times, like this piece, it moves along as quickly as I have time to build it.