Well, I did it again… wrote a draft, and then life happened. Two years of it. I still find what I wrote below to be relevant with a bit of updating, as I am once again a sabbatical replacement, this time at Doane University in Lincoln, Nebraska. I’ll be filling in for my friend Eric Stearns while…Read More
stepping into someone else’s shoes….
The students in my advanced class have to write a blog post once a week about their progress in the studio. In the spirit of leading by example, I’m pushing myself to do the same, although my posts rarely focus strictly on my studio work. This was our second week of classes, so I did…Read More
on the road again…..
it’s hard to believe it’s been a month since I headed from Columbia, MO to New Albany, IN. August has been a month of driving for me, first the move from Columbia, and then a longer drive back home to western NY, to pick up my truck, furniture and more studio things. The trip from…Read More
Bo’s House of Chairs or “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”
So I wrote this back in early June, and then got busy making. I had a great summer, and what I wrote below can’t begin to express my gratitude to Bo for opening his home to me. It’s good to have friends. June 2014 I feel incredibly lucky that in addition to the time and…Read More
synergy: the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects It’s one thing to say “Hey, we should do a collaboration.” Actually making that happen can be a challenge. Last week I had the great pleasure to work on a collaborative…Read More
a summer of making
I’ve been in Columbia, Missouri for a little over two weeks now. I’m here as an Artist in Residence at Columbia College, and have the run of the ceramics studio. My (unpaid) job for the summer is to make work. After a year of heavy teaching in Florida, a summer of making is exactly what I…Read More
BHB Project in action
I’ve been following the BHB Project (Build Handmade Buffalo) from afar, and was pretty excited when I realized that my visit with family & friends in Buffalo would co-incide with their first mug sale at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on May 24th. It was great to see so many fellow alumni of the Buffalo State College Ceramics…Read More
embracing the life of a gypsy
I’ve been on the road again. This past month has been a blur, as I finished up with classes at Florida Atlantic University, packed our sweet little cottage and my studio and hit the road. I loved the challenges of teaching full time, getting to experience the culture & climate of South Florida, and I’m leaving many…Read More
Casting slip, part two (aka I’m a terrible blogger….)
Well, that didn’t take long at all, did it? Before I go rambling off about all that I’ve been up to since August, I should probably share my other slip recipe, as promised. Directions for mixing are the same as the previous recipe – add the materials in the order written, blunging well in between…Read More