Sunday, November 27, 2011

Organic Baby, Organic

Hand built clay pods...about 5" high...these will get glazed and fired...hope to use them in an assemblage.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Besides cooking, cleaning and eating too much I am usually able to snatch creative time during the holidays. This is my first in what I hope will become a series based on imagery of pods. The pods in this assemblage are darker than they appear in this photo and have more visible texturing that I wasn't able to capture with the camera. They are created out of paper clay. The shelf objects are pieces are lava my daughter brought back from Hawaii for me. "Mom, can't you use these in your art?" Uh, huh. The 'shade' are altered pages from a National Geographic.

For another piece I plan to work on a larger pod made out of clay that will be glazed and fired.

Hope all of you are enjoying your days and filling them with something much more rewarding than going chain store shopping.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time Traveler

Time present and time past

Are both perhaps present in time future,

And time future contained in time past.

If all time is eternally present

All time is unredeemable.

What might have been is an abstraction

Remaining a perpetual possibility

Only in a world of speculation.

What might have been and what has been

Point to one end, which is always present.

Footfalls echo in the memory

Down the passage which we did not take

Towards the door we never opened

Into the rose-garden.

~ T.S. Eliot

Nuno felt made from hand-dyed silk, wool roving & cheescloth - burnt. Artist created paper. Painted acorn shell. Hand stitching. Vintage wooden sticks. Mounted on a painted canvas. 8x10"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Opposites Attract

My husband and I are doing a together thing...we actually do many together things but this Thing is art related. We are messing around with clay, slips and glazes in our friend's tricked out ceramics studio. Being an engineer head he tends to be very precise and is learning to throw on a wheel. His glazes are very carefully applied in a scientific method kind of way. He creates art in direct opposition to my methods. Care to hazard a guess as to which piece belongs to who?