Friday, May 13, 2011


Here are two bowls that were accpeted into Teabowl National which starts in June. I am also teaching a weekend class June 3-5 at the Jacksonville Center in Floyd, VA. The class wiil deal with throwing various bottle forms and proportion, surface treatment that goes along with it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

so good to see you again

The last few months have been crazy busy and this blog has been last on the list. I do have a few things to share. I had three pieces accepted into the Magic Dirt show at Old Dominion University. Some of my new work is change from what I have been doing. It is a little more sculptural. Some of influences in the pieces is architecture, cubism and futurism. I like the movement and its like a moment in time when the pieces are changing and transforming. 

Monday, September 27, 2010


Here are some images of some fresh work. I'll have more about them later,  busy right now.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

something fresh something new

I'm in the final push to get everything fired for a group studio tour that I am participating in October 2-3. It's called Art Tour Ten, check it out.  I have been making a series of bottles and each one has changed from the previous one. It originally started with this form.
I have tried different things like cutting and adding slabs or reassembling parts. The challenge is trying to glaze them. I just fired some with my current glazes, but I think they would also work with a glaze that would pool in the lines.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

This is a firing I did earlier this week. I'll have more images later. The pots I have been making this week have been fun to make and I am enjoying it. Sometimes during the process there is so much going on that somethings don't get that much attention. The pieces that I have been making require more attention and I think the end results show it. They are a little more sculptural then my other pieces. I'll try to have some images in their greenware state.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Starting up

So it's been awhile since my last post. I took a break and now its the start of another fun semester. I'll have some good stuff to post in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Back from workshop

I'm just returning to normal after a great workshop at the Jacksonville center in Floyd, VA. I had three students that were eager to learn how to spray glazes. The first day we glazed pots and my truck. Things were pretty chaotic, but we got everything done and loaded. The next day we fired the kiln. This was my first time firing this kiln so it takes awhile to get use to it. It fired unevenly and left everyone nervous and anxious to see if it turned out OK. It ended up being just fine. A couple of pieces stuck to the shelves, but overall everyone was happy.
What the heck is going on?