Jan 29, 2009


I keep talking about that blue drip glaze combo I like. so I figured I'd give you an up-close-and-personal view of how lovely it is.

this piece is close to the same size as the last one:
5.25 inches in diameter x approximately 2.75 inches in height
the outside is a nice matte chocolate brown.
wheel-thrown and signed, september 2007

S O L D (12.08.09)

Jan 28, 2009

G R E E N - R I M - B O W L

okay, back to basics. not that plates aren't basic. anyway, this one is a bowl. just a simple bowl.

5 inches in diameter x 2.75 inches (or so) tall

matte white glaze... surprise, surprise. BUT, I added a matte green around the top (northwest woods glaze, I think). it's also got some drips inside.
wheel-thrown and signed, april 2008

Jan 26, 2009

H A L O - P L A T E

plates are harder than you think. they aren't terribly difficult to throw, but they are very easy to ruin. all sorts of things can go wrong. flopped rims, cracking, warping... basically anything that you can think of that might mean a future Eating Disaster. I mean, if you are going to eat off them.

this one though? it's perfect. that's why it has a halo.

it's 8 inches in diameter.
matte white glaze with that blue glaze I am obsessed with.
wheel-thrown and signed, and dated february 2008
(though I should say more because I hold my breath the whole time I make plates!)

Jan 23, 2009

B A K I N G - D I S H

I have this obsession with a couple of glazes and glaze combos. this one is a good example of the blue drips I like to do.... when you drip this particular glaze ("aqua gemstone," if anyone cares) onto the matte white glaze, it does this amazing sort of bleed thing which fires so nicely. sometimes it gives a toasted marshmallow look around the edges of the blue. yum. also, I like to pair that with a creamy yellowy glaze on the outside (called "vanilla cream"). double yum.

so, this is a casserole dish. it's 9.5 inches wide (including handles). without the handles it's 8 inches x 7.25 inches. and it's 3.25 inches deep.

this one is special because it's wheel-thrown (sides) AND hand-built (bottom and handles).
signed, march 2008


S O L D (12.08.09)

Jan 22, 2009


okay, when I was making this pot, I messed up. anyone who has ever done any wheel throwing knows exactly what I mean when they look at this piece - ruffles are not exactly what potters strive for. and usually, I toss out anything that turns out this way. (sometimes, you can also cut off the top wavy part and then pull up more clay from the sides to make it taller, thereby getting rid of all ruffles...) but this one? this one, I actually liked. the waves didn't interfere with the mouth of the bowl, and well, it was just so artfully... ruffle-y. a happy accident, as it were. so I kept it and I finished it. and now it's a fun little bowl used for the storage of... superballs..?

approx 3.5 inches in diameter x 2.5 inches tall

matte white glaze.
wheel-thrown and signed, march 2008

(superballs included. but only if you ask nicely.)

S O L D (12.21.09)

Jan 20, 2009

O V A L - T O P - T E X T U R E D - V A S E

I did this one on the wheel, but then altered the top to be oblong. (yes, it was on purpose.)
so essentially, it's got a round base, but an oval top. it measures 4.5 inches tall x 4.5 inches wide at the widest point of the oval. it's 3.75 inches wide at the narrow part. the bottom 2/3 of the outside is textured with fun grooves.
matte green glaze inside, and matte white outside, but there was some green flashing one one side during the firing process. so the inside color jumps out.
wheel-thrown and signed, march 2008

S O L D (actually gifted - 07.26.09)

Jan 15, 2009


and thanks to brandy shearer for helping me photograph all these. you'll see the handiwork of my lovely and talented neighbor, jen downer, and that of chris thurman eventually too, but i'll alert you when the time is right. (so far I have only shown what brandy has helped on.)

you can check out brandy's design work, illustrations and paintings at fancypantsdesign.com.

thanks, brandy!

also: here's my email address if you want to contact me:


want to stash something? or have something to hide?
this was my first attempt at throwing a lidded pot all in one throw. you essentially throw a hollow piece, indent part of the side so there's a lip on the lid, and then cut through. a little nerve-wracking, but fun. and it worked!

approx 4.5 inches in diameter x 4.5 inches tall
matte white outside, northwest woods glaze inside.
wheel-thrown and signed, february 2008

Jan 12, 2009


approx 6.5 inches in diameter x 2.75 inches deep
matte white inside, northern lights glaze outside.
wheel-thrown and signed, february 2008
s o l d

T A L L - V A S E - S E T

in pistachio & blue

pistachio: 10 inches x 5.25 inches (h x w)
turquoise: 6.75 inches x 5.25 inches
hand-built and signed, october 2008
$40 for the set

S O L D (02.03.09)


for about two years now, I have been threatening to take photos of my pottery and to post the pictures online so that everyone I know can see or purchase my stuff. and evidently (finally), pigs flew. so, here is the online debut of my work. I'll post more as I can. let me know if you'd like me to notify you when I post new work. oh, and please email me if you'd like to purchase anything! I'm even happy to ship. (no pressure. seriously.)