You know my absence means I have had too much clay on my hands to write… or something.
Actually, I have another article coming out this Nov. in American Craft. Very exciting, as this one focuses on some of the many (as in far too many) things happening in the Portland art, craft, and design scene. So it hasn’t all been cool baths and macaroons. Anyways it’s October so it’s hot baths and student-teacher conferences.
Here’s a couple of in-progress shots. Of course I’m still making the little vessels with dots — here, they are in pairs — mated for life! Also, notice the gradient, how trendy I know.
The second pic shows something I’ve been spending more time on — printing carved linoleum into clay slabs. The latest versions feature oxides and underglazes, with a bit of sheen here and there.
Also: I’ve been making a lot of jewelry. A few pieces, including this cutie, are in my etsy store. Or you could just come pay me a visit at the studio, this weekend and next, 10-5 on Sat. and Sun.