Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I don't know what it is about chickens but I absolutely adore them. Perhaps it is the feeling of comfort that they bring or the delicate eggs that they lay. For whatever reason, it appears that I'm not the only one who loves these little creatures. According to USA Today, roosters are ranked among the best-selling designs in all of Horchow catalogs. Recently, I've incorporated them on a few of my ceramics pieces. Let me know what you think of them.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


This weekend is going to be great. With friday off and Monday a holiday, there will be four sweet days to do whatever whenever. We're hosting a bbq for twenty-five friends on Sunday. It has become somewhat of a tradition. On the grocery list, I noted nine racks of ribs, 2 chickens, ingredients for side dishes and desserts. And of course, we can't have a Memorial bbq without pitchers of sangria, mojito, and margarita. Despite this big event, the highlight of my weekend will be a full day I plan to spend with the pottery wheel. Aahh, just the thought of it makes me so happy.

btw, the bowls above were inspired by jacobean floral fabric designs. I made a set of four in red, yellow, blue, and green interior.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


This morning, like many others, I came into work feeling completely blah (lack of better word). Don't get me wrong, the office is not a bad place. People are nice. I have control over my projects and they are semi creative. My boss is easy to work for. The pay is great, no complaint there. But over the last couple of years, I've lost my drive to do a perfect job. That drive, that passion, is so very important. I would stare at the monitor, trying very hard to solve a problem, but my mind is elsewhere. All I can see are designs for a new mug, bowl or whatever. I make a mental list of glazes I need to test and clay I need to buy. I daydream of having a tiny studio, line with shelves full of white bisque wares, a kiln, and my pottery wheel. Blogs such as Diana Fayt's or Whitney Smith's inspire me to no end. “Some day, some day soon”, I told my boyfriend, "I will make a living as a ceramic artist. You mark my word Greg. What is the date of today? Mark my word." Being a fabulous boyfriend that he is, he nodded and said a few encouraging words.

The picture above was taken of my sketch book that I often keep next to my computer at work and a tumbler that has been glazed but not yet fired.