Pottery and Birdbaths
My pottery and painting are intertwined. During the past few years, I have been making stoneware tableware, fermentation and food storage vessels, funereal and memorial urns, and big, tall patio pots. I thank my teacher of the past several years, James Pastore, for inspired guidance and superb technical knowledge.
Small Plates, 2019
These plates are made for daily use in kitchens like yours and ours where small makes sense. These are 6-10" wide, microwave and dishwasher safe. $40-50.
Nipple Jars 2019
These jars feature very tight fitting lids and trance like design. 3-5" tall, they can be used for food storage, for secret stash and little treasures. I use them for storing Miso and other condiments.
Fiesta Vases, 2018
Made of highly durable stoneware, these vases can be used indoors or outdoors. From 18-26" tall.
Ceramic Fermentation Crocks
In January 2016, I began making pots again at Goggleworks Center for the Arts. I hadn't worked at GW for several years and had not made function tableware in decades. I was inspired by an incredible young ceramist, James Pastore, the ceramics studio manager and teacher. I took a throwing class with him and he has become a great mentor. These are ceramic vegetable fermenters designed for making pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut. They come with cast glass weights! 12" tall, fired to cone 6.
Cereal bowls 5" tall. White stoneware fired to cone 6.
Salad bowls, 6" tall. White Stoneware fired to cone 6.
Low, wide pasta bowls, made especially for Terry. There is a well maintained,
reliable, and beautiful family of glazes at Goggleworks ceramics studio.
I love to layer!
Raku Candy Bowl
Raku Candy Bow
Birdbath in melon, mint, lavender
Birdbath in yellow, magenta, white
Recent work is made using Pittsburgh Standard #182 White Stoneware, fired to cone 6. All pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe. The decoration is made with colored slips and underglazes. I get into a trance state while the wheel is rotating and have only one chance to make the design.
More Nipple Jars
More Fiesta Vases
Fiesta vases in salmon, midnight purple, and goldenrod. Approx. $175
Fiesta Vases in Burgundy, Mint and goldenrod. 24" tall.