May 27, 2011

Black Walnut.

Trying this out...basically working with it so far looks like I have spray tanned my HANDS! But... it promises to to be a great dark brown/blackish cone 6 clay in oxidation with NO Manganese... and it costs a FORTUNE. and it has to be SHIPPED... but... we shall see...It seems to throw well...

(*jumping back in here because I spoke to a supplier out of philly and evidently it is very hard to get this clay...
SO if anyone out there has suggestions for a chocolate brown(and/or speckled)WITH OUT MANGANESE....I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to know about it...)

AND... remember my tea bowl for the Kansas City show(look right for details...)

It sold from the online photo ... and the show opens next month!
Pretty cool.

Happy Memorial Day weekend.
Thank you to all of those fine men and women who commit to protecting us from evil.
Actually feels like summer here in NEW JERSEY!!!
May even walk over to the beach this weekend with my hands that look like they have a spray tan...

May 17, 2011

Did someone say SALE??????

I am giving 10% off at MY ETSY SHOP
EXPIRES 5/25 Wednesday....
I try not to do this a lot (because, frankly it is usually just a matter of time until a pot find's it's proper home..
BUT I am feeling generous...AND I need to make room for my NEW, DIFFERENT body of work!

May 15, 2011

What's Goin' On...I'll SHOW You What's Goin' On.

Red Clay.
Sculptural Carving.
Enjoying the process.

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May 08, 2011

I've been having a Mother of a time...

No photos... I have been back and forth and up and down and in and out with the direction that my work is going in... and sometimes it feels like the more things change...

Well, I have been brainstorming and experimenting and mixing and trying and contemplating and brainstorming and sketching and re-thinking and trying stuff and moving forward and moving backward and I feel like I know which direction I am headed in, but I have felt like this before and I tend to move backwards and forwards and then I feel like I have made no progress...but I just know this all part of something bigger.

I have been contemplating my issues with my work...
The end result: what I like about it/what I don't...
The process: what I like about it, what I don't...

It is very important to me that I enjoy the process. I almost think that is more important to me than the end result. This is why I am at this crossroads perhaps...
It has be done "JUST SO" for me to be happy and continue to evolve in a direction that makes sense to me...I enjoy carving and touching and working with the clay, manipulating it, feeling it...but I am also completely concerned with the structural integrity of the piece and the weight and the visual appeal and creating work that speaks to me... or speaks for me.

A very popular, wealthy, African American talk show host says that if you do what you love, you will be successful... I always think about I am down to the actual step by steps of the process..

Look, I know I DO go on but this has been going on fairly intensely for me as internal struggle for a while now and I feel this need to talk about it...but then when I do, I realize it cannot make sense outside of my brain.
So,trust me, that is what's going on...

Now that I have typed us into a virtual abyss of confusion, I'd like to wish all of you moms out there a happy day. ACTUALLY I would like to wish you a happy LOT OF DAYS!!! We will be having sushi for dinner as THEY know that it makes me happy!

May 01, 2011


So...most of you know I am on top of taking care of things for my dad down in Baltimore since his stroke/heart attack on 9/9/09... But Because of that, he is often "on my mind"...So are memories... my dad had this guy who used to pay him for his services by doing work for my dad, we'll call him Gigi. I will never forget how when hadn't done the work that was supposed to be done, he would always tell my dad, "Yes sir, I'm gettin' ready to do that..." The reason I tell you this, is because I have spent several days cleaning up my studio and getting organized(mainly because my wheel parts are in INDIANA getting fixed and I am stuck without my wheel that I stand at... and frankly haven't embarked on trying the new desk top wheel) So, I feel like I'm "GETTIN' READY"... which, in Gigi's case was a procrastination comment... or thought to be... is that the same with me?
You decide.

For now, here are some photos of my "CLEAN" studio: