Jun 19 2014

Cat Bed or Fruit Bowl??

Apparently my new fruit bowl can also be used as a cat bed!  Meet my new kitten Mirabelle.  My new fruit bowl will be for sale at the ACGA Show in Palo Alto July 12-13

Large Red Gemma BowlGemma Red Large Bowl

Jun 1 2014

Pro Arts Sale at the Berkeley Potters Guild

For the next two weekends at the Berkeley Potters Guild, we will be participating in the Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios.  Our expanded gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm, June 7/8 and 14/15. I will be working my gallery shift on Sunday June 8 so if you want to say hi, come by and see me then!  I still have some leftover drastically reduced priced seconds from our annual seconds sale too.

Here is info about the show: 

Below is a picture of my new fruit bowl!  I will be selling them at the Palo Alto ACGA show in July.  Email me if you are interested in one and a color for pre-orders.


Apr 30 2014

Seconds Sale at the Berkeley Potters Guild starts THIS Weekend!


Happy Spring!  Spring is one of my favorite times of year because I LOVE cleaning and spring cleaning is my favorite.  I know, I know I am quite weird but my OCD nature loves scrubbing oven parts with a toothbrush - what can I say?  

Anyway, the best thing that happens in Spring is the Annual Seconds Sale at the Berkeley Potters Guild because we can clean out our closets, storage bins and shelves of all the sad little souls who don't quite meet the exacting standards of being worthy for sale as a "first".  Ceramics is KNOWN for firing flaws -- little tiny hairline cracks, color not turning out that way you hoped, little black smudge marks, a little more warp to the bowl than acceptable.  Argh!  It drives one insane.  But these little guys still deserve love and a home and they get there with rock bottom prices starting this weekend.  

Check out my slight seconds and hot out of the kiln firsts -  May 3/4, May 10/11 from 11am-5pm at Berkeley Potters Guild 731 Jones St 


PS This cup isn't a second.  It just seems befitting for spring to me...


Apr 1 2014

Juried into the ACGA!!!!

I am so honored and pleased that I was recently juried into the Association of Clay and Glass Artists, a prestigious California organization with a long history of promoting and supporting California clay and glass artists.  It is a tough jury and a lot of people I know only got in the second or third time so I was quite excited to get in on my very first try.  Also, there were 15-18 people and only two of us got accepted so hurrah!!!  

One of the benefits of jurying into the ACGA is that I can now participate as an exhibiting member at their annual Palo Alto Art Show in July.  One hundred and fifty members of the organization will be showing their work at the Palo Alto Art Center on July 12th and 13th from 10am-5pm.  Check out more info here:

Association of Clay and Glass Artists ACGA

Feb 8 2014

Happy New Year!!!

I'm so embarrassed!  I have been lagging on my blog this year and my only excuse is that this time of year, I tend to hibernate (a natural state I think for artists).  You get so exhausted after the holiday season that in January all you want to do is clean your filthy studio, clean your filthy house and re-focus your energies on new ideas, new pieces, new starts and maybe even new directions.  


This year my January has been hiccuped by finishing up major orders and a big show moving from May to March so it's re-stocking time again?!  I've been grouchy about this.  It's so obnoxious of me to even slightly complain about needing to spend time filling orders.  I am so very grateful that anyone wants my work but I'm kicking like a toddler because darn it this time of year is my time *off*.  Time to play and clean (and I am weird but I love to clean).  I feel so drained most of the time, that it's hard to be creative.  


Anyway, this picture is of a new-ish design I have been kicking around and playing with.  It's getting more minimalistic which is where I think I need my life to move toward.  So, in that is my New Year's Resolution!  The Pursuit of Minimalism in my Life, Art and Brain.  Happy 2014!!!  xo  



Dec 7 2013

San Francisco Bazaar TOMORROW!!!!!

Bizarre Bazaar Show / Fair


Okay, okay I am SOOOOO late in posting this but honestly it has been because I have been working night and day making work for the holiday season.  It never feels like I have enough work so this time of year becomes literally a blur of painting, clay dust, shoulder spasms and are those black spots or white flashing in front of my eyes??...  

But tomorrow, it is time for the ceramics I unloaded from the kiln merely today to be released into the world!   From 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th at the San Francisco Concourse, you can buy local and handmade for the holidays.  Hope to see you there -- and please no rain til the night time!



Nov 20 2013

Studio Dangers

I knew it was coming.  I checked myself several times and backed off but the disaster was inevitable.  A lesson has been learned.  Don't let your headphone wires attach to your pottery wheel when it is spinning.  It will rip off of your head and destroy your fancy headphones that were a birthday present.  Sorry Christopher!

Destroyed Headphones

In other news, Save the Dates!  I have been busy in the studio making wares for the holidays.  I will be participating in the Berkeley Potters Guild Holiday Show and Open Studios starting Thanksgiving weekend all the way to Christmas.  Next up is the San Francisco Bazaar the Concourse on December 7th and 8th.  Lastly, I will have some pieces at the "White Show" http://fourthandclay.blogspot.comat the Fourth and Clay Gallery -- big party happening there on the evening of December 12th.  I will have better details in future posts.  I'm very late in loading my kiln today.  D'oh!

Oct 3 2013

Rockridge Out and About Show THIS Weekend!!!

I love October in the Bay Area because it is still sunny and warm which is why I can still participate in one more outdoor show of the year.  The Rockridge Out and About show is this Sunday, October 6th from noon-6pm.  Free Admission, great music, great food and great vendors!!  Hope to see you there! More info here:


Rockridge Out & About 2013 Show



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