December 31, 2007

The Last Day of the Year

Well.. as the year comes to a close... I am slowly moving forward.
I LOVE all of the comments and communication with appreciators as well as fellow potters and artists!
I hope the blog can have more interaction in the new year.
Our work is so solitary... which I do LOVE... but I also love people and community and those I have been in touch with this past year have really lifted me... so...
We will all face issues and accomplishments, sadness and happiness in the new year.
Let's keep a strong inner strength and move forward...together...


Just thought I'd let you see what else is coming out of the mess...

Etsy Mud Team POST HOLIDAY SALE and RAFFLE – December 31 - January 4

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December 29, 2007

and on and on...

well well well...
I like the tearing but I also like the refining so I'm working to bring BOTH into the work,
2 shots shown... also- I've been using standard 365... which i like BUT I think 213 is better for my twists and turns... less CRACKING.... so I went to ceramic supply and loaded up!
I still like 365 for exposed porcelain and the jewelry... it fires out smoother...... but there are different issues involved...
I'll keep y'all posted.(you'd think i live in the south with that comment... not grey day NEW JERSEY!)

December 26, 2007

well well well

Not sure I love the ripping, tearing... aspects of it I like.... playing around at altering in a wetter stage... looking for a happy(?) medium to allow fluidity into the form that I feel I was beginning to lose so I am still developing as usual... but pulling back a bit on the ripping... going toward what I know and trying to create more of a subtlety... I guess the joke of it is... IF I ever got to where it felt JUST RIGHT... would I be on to something new.... ah...that's the rub.....

December 25, 2007

And the beat goes on...

I know some of you may think this is new for me... all of this blogging and inside information...
The truth is... I would report all day long....I get so "in my head" about the work... and you would never know it if I didn't open my mouth... because the most subtle change can be huge to me... the ripping look stems back to the beginning of my development... when I frankly had no clue about what I was doing...
Not sure I know much more today... just have alot of receipts from clay and junk...
I want to stick with this "new direction and continue it into functional day to day pieces as well..
Of course... there is loss.
I lost the tray and a chip and dip... but... I press on... and it may evolve further... the reality is that it's newish to me but it is not starting from scratch... my work over the past 5 years goes into these pieces as well... I have always fluctuated between refining the work and loosening up... or at least... giving a looser feeling...
I really am trying allow the visceral effect that clay has on me come through the work and I fluctuate somewhere between skin and fabric....
But yet to come is the glaze.... I estimate that I will start very simply... with ones I know... although I have this whole abstract concept in my head to follow the form... freely with a contrast or complimenting swish(more like a swash...) of color... but I have a feeling I may take my time on that... so here is what I've got today...
The studio is pretty messy for me... as I tend to clean up alot to focus better....
Don't ask me how I got in there today(the studio)... Mike really hung with the boys... It's xmas day and being jewish... all we really did was help my friend last night... we were her elves!!! it was fun...and we shared our tradition of chinese food on christmas with her... that is every year... it felt right!
So here the pics are and my best to anyone who reads as I truly wish you happy holidays and a fabulous new year! (but I've been so CHATTY lately.. you may read some more before the new year!)

December 19, 2007

Maker vs. Artist

If you are reading this...are you a Maker vs. an Artist?
I think especially during the holiday season we are constantly face with this issue and I am curious how others address it....

Still evolving

the tray I am working on:

December 18, 2007


So... I I had one of my many epiphanies last night that I wanted to do more"experimenting" and allow my work to evolve further... I feel like my pieces are too hard... I know you're thinking..."hard"?????They are ceramic... of course the are hard... but I feel like the spontaneity...the wetness and fluidness of clay had left what first drew me into ripping and shifting the clay and now with more structural knowledge I want to bring it back... the return of the rip... but now I can refine the rip... a structured organic feeling.... Tell me what you think...

November 28, 2007

The sale is OVER!

No doritos were sold!
All went well...
Check out my etsy site for the newest listings!
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November 25, 2007

The sale is on!

There are no DORITOS for sale.....

November 17, 2007



judi tavill ceramics studio sale

new work...old gifts...and bargains!

sunday, nov. 25th 12pm-5pm
monday,nov. 26th 9am-2pm 7pm-10pm
tuesday,nov. 27th 9am-2pm 7pm-10pm

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October 30, 2007

Some thoughts

My computer is on the blink and outr new one is coming... so there isn't alot of photo imagery that I can post.....
I WON the EMT AUTUMN CHALLENGE(I'm currently doing doing the winners dance in my own mind)
My sale is coming up last week of November... doing The Ranney School Ladies Night Out as a Vendor November 15th, so we'll see how that goes... The Laurel Tracey Gallery has requested some work for a show(group,etc) during the holiday season...
I'm going to the OLD CHURCH CULTURAL CENTER INVITATIONAL(as a customer) in Demerest, NJ on November 30th... so excited to see these AWESOME ceramic artists and KAREN KARNES in real life... It is a great show... I went last year and basically I spend the proceeds from my show on their work!

Anyway... Alot of my previous work is sold...gone...
I like to spread it out across the US and CANADA!!! Always very exciting!

October 25, 2007

October 22, 2007

October 21, 2007


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October 13, 2007

Some work completed based on Peter's Valley requests

So...I developed these based on requests made by customers at the show.... I am pleased with the work....
The sugar and creamer,the cake plate, and the teaset are sold... the cream coffee and tea servers are not..if you are interested contact me!
what do you think? love opinions...

September 29, 2007

Moving Right Along!

New piece on etsy...check it out!

September 27, 2007

Commentary on this Blog when I started this, this BLOG-thing, I thought... this will strictly be used for updating photos of my work and giving info on shows, competitions etc... but I will try something new now. Frankly, secretly, and not SOOOO secretly, I follow quite a few blogs.... mainly potters but the occasional knitter is of interest to me. Working in a fairly solo environment, in my home studio,however< leaves one to be interested in others' comments, thoughts and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Therefore... I may start to write more frequently...for a while at least... and see how it feels I will refrain from too much complaining as I can do that in my hand written journal... I will still use this for updates and new work photos but perhaps I'll throw in a few other thoughts and of course I WELCOME COMMENTS. So, let's go.
The above coffee pot, teapot, sugar and creamer set(Greenware) is based on a request at the Peters Valley Craft Show... If nothing comes of it...It goes into my for sale work!!!

September 25, 2007

Just Hangin' Around

Here is some work currently on the shelves in my studio.

Peters Valley Craft Fair Sept 15th and 16th 2007

Well.. if you missed it.. this was my booth! Great show, great artists, lovely customers... a little cold... and alot of fun!!!!

August 24, 2007

March 11, 2007

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