Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Camp at Valley Art Center

Excellent first session with the "mudwumps" at Valley Art Center! We worked on the potter's wheel and used sgraffito and splatter painting to decorate the pots- we created slab bowls by marbling red and white earthenware clay, and made pinch pots and animal sculptures. It was busy and productive and I'm really proud of the results.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Winter/Spring 2010

Wow, it's been a busy 2010. Usually this time of year, I am hunkered down in the studio making my own work, but this year has been a blast with events at St. Ambrose Church, Arts Adventures at Garfield Elementary, the reopening of Valley Art Center's new and improved studio space, and senior classes at Menorah Park in Beachwood.

I'm on a mission to get clay into as many hands as possible, and it feels really good! Many friends, new and old, happy hands and plenty of beautiful pots have been made.. love it!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Autumn leaves.

Made of brown stoneware, stamped with real leaves and glazed with a combo of my faves.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

VAC, wrapping up Spring Session

Too bad, so sad! Last week of spring session, but looking forward to summer camps, and the student /faculty art show- starting June 22nd.
Memories of good mud-

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Momma Robin

So, the kids and I were walking home from school today, and we came across this robin's nest sitting on a neighbor's porch. Fortunately, momma robin was willing to sit for a photo- and the babies are beautiful! I wish I had a glaze like that.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

James A. Garfield Elementary Arts Adventures 2009

Has it been 6 weeks already? I'm sad to be wrapping up my 3rd annual "Hands In Clay" class at JAG Elementary. Once again I am thrilled with the fun and the work that these kids have accomplished. I stopped counting pots after 125 or so (I'm still firing Mr. Caldro's little kiln).

Great Work. Great Fun! See y'all around town!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mudwumps Holiday Cheer

Gotta love the spirit of the season! Turkey bowls, clay gingerbread houses- great work by the VAC mudwumps!!