Saturday, February 14, 2015

Doodliciousness continues

on a sweet little pitcher

with butterflies and bees, 

in analogous colors with hearts and flowers.

The creative fun continues.

Happy Valentine's day!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Butterfly bowls

and doodling continues...

and this little dish just out of glaze firing,


feeling playful and whimsical!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Silk screening on ceramics

I LoVe experimenting and learning new techniques...

I began practicing silk screening on a few ceramic bisque ware 

pieces found about the studio and using various color glazes,

on each to see what worked best,

and then continued with a water color effect filling in the details

 then finished with a clear glaze in the last firing. 

Fun new dish designs!



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday birds and orchid arrangement

A little glitter and green

with silver birds, leaves and nest

  a simple white orchid in a vintage basket 

a few feathers

all gathered together

 for a little twist on the holiday theme.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Anthro inspiration galore

 Window  browsing

 birdhouses and snow flakes...

holiday lights and twig garland 

red cardinals and lots of greenery


so fun and inspiring!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Embellishing my boots

with a sparkly anklet,

just because I can.

Made with bits found scattered about the messy studio,

 a length of gold chain,

a scrap of thin brown sable ribbon

and black satin cording.

I used a small gold tone safety pin to attach the pieces together

and then did a simple braid

and used the safety pin to attach the other end.

Then I did a little hand sewing to secure everything.

Just thought I'd share the silliness and crafty fun!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Here's the scoop

with the latest assorted ceramic serving pieces,

and mix and match fun

in coastal cool colors

just out of firing!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Zentangle hibiscus bowl

Experimenting with a zentangle design,

just having fun doodling on a greenware bowl 

using Duncan Cobalt Crystal Black cover coat underglaze.

Followed by a clear glaze and final firing.

Just thought I'd share the finished product with the friends who watched the process.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cookie cutters, clay and crochet

While shopping for some new cookie cutter designs 

 for a Christmas cookie exchange 

that I have been asked to participate in, 

I came across this adorable bird.

The cookies haven't been made yet, 

but I have a sweet ceramic bird dish,

and charming vintage lace embellished ornaments!

They would also make great gift tags

and considering that they are zero calories and they will last forever,

I wonder if the girls would mind?


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hunger Bowl 2014

This large bowl encrusted with seashells is being created for the

silent auction of the

Annual National Hunger and Homeless

Awareness Week

It's for a great cause!

 You can read more about the event here.

'Tis the Season for Giving!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A little pink post, in honor of breast cancer awareness month

Nature inspires much of my art,

and I love to experiment with unusual tools,

Here is a collection of pink pretties 

that are beginning to take over my studio!

(sales help wanted, please email me if interested)



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Color wheels

I love color wheels and lots of color choices!

I also enjoy experimenting and making my own colors.

So I pulled out all my Stroke and Coat glazes

 and created this cool dish so I could see what I had,

 and to see what I could get with combining colors.


This makes me so happy, I ate dinner off of it last night.

Saturday, September 27, 2014




 created with free form doodling an all over floral pattern 

on a greenware bowl using Duncan Cobalt Crystal Black cover coat underglaze, 

and then trimming along the top edge of the bowl for added interest,

while visiting with creative friends on Monday evenings at our 

local community center.

Here is the finished result after the clear glaze and firing.

For me, connecting with other creative friends is so important!

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Just in time for fall.

Curl up on the sofa with some hot tea, 

a few sewing supplies, your needles and a spool of thread 

for a little creative fun. 

Embellishing a favorite long sleeved tee

with what is known as antimacassars.

It is an odd word with an interesting history.
Macassar oil was a tonic for the hair commonly used in the early 19th century. The fashion for oiled hair became so widespread in the Victorian and the Edwardian period that housewives began to cover the arms and backs of their chairs with washable cloths to preserve the fabric coverings from being soiled. 
In 1852 these started to be known as antimacassars. 
They came to have elaborate patterns, often in matching sets for the various items of parlour furniture; they were often made at home using a variety of techniques such as crochet and tatting.


What you will need

a pair of  antimacassars

a long sleeved top

thread to match the color of the antimacassar 

strait pins

sewing needle



Place the  antimacassar along the edge of the sleeves hem.

Pin in place.

Carefully hand stitch it down along the outside edges of the design to keep it in place.

If the top has buttons that are not to your liking, 

consider replacing them with your favorite vintage buttons!