Pottery and Birdbaths
I was trained as a potter at Penn State University. Although I rarely make wheel thrown pots these days, I use the wheel regularly as a tool for making sculptural components. There are references to pottery forms in my sculpture and paintings. I have recently been making Memorial Urns to contain ashes and often work with families on custom designs.
The decorative ceramic birdbaths are made by hand. The basin is made from rolled slab and the stand is made on the potter's wheel. Each one is custom painted, according to client choice. They stand 30" tall but can be custom made to any size. Durable and beautiful in the yard or garden, birds will flock to enjoy a bath.
New Pots Spring and Summer 2016
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 yellow, magenta, white
Birdbath in melon, mint, lavender
Set of three pots, before bisque firing, designed collaboratively by client and artist. Forms were designed to echo architectural details of room. Notice how the shapes in the lamp are echoed in the pottery.
Finished pots, glazed according to fabric swatch provided by client. The fabric is on pillows and on sofa, which is not seen in the photo.