story of the stuck lid 5.11.2017

A couple months ago I enrolled in a one-night session of a handbuilding class at Midwest Clay Project. The guest teacher was Rachelle Miller from Hands In Clay (who is a great teacher, by the way!) She focused the class on lids, and that night I made this beautiful piece. The glaze is Coyote Opal,…

political mugs 3.23.2017

With the current political climate in the United States, I’ve been thinking about how I can incorporate my politics into my art. I don’t want to be strictly a political artist… I don’t think… but you never know what might lurk behind a door you choose to open! After my eldest daughter Elly showed me…

sculpting a rabbit 3.16.2017

This winter, I enrolled in a hand building class at Midwest Clay Project here in Madison. The teacher focused on figurative hand building, and started us out with a bunny. I took lots of pictures along the way to show you a bit of the process. The first two heads I started with were too…

spring rust pickings 3.9.2017

Wisconsin is beginning to experience spring-like weather, which means the street cleaners are out, brushing and sucking and cleaning up garbage, debris, and treasures from the streets. For the past few months, snow covered the streets and curbs, and the street melange added up over┬áthat time, hidden from view. Now that the warmer temps have…

bowl and thoughts 1.19.2017

Last night, I attended a discussion here in Madison, Wisconsin about fear and safety and vulnerability. This discussion arose out of Donald Trump winning the election for United States President. I know, I know, I’m a middle class white woman living in Madison, Wisconsin – “77 square miles surrounded by reality” – so I don’t…