Tuesday, November 20, 2012

30x5: The Dessert

check out the sweet dessert plate show at AKAR!  there are quite a few lovely plates i would like to have for my own collection. 
30 artists: 5 plates/sets: 1 set of 4, 2 sets of 2, 2 individual

my set of 4 is my new favorite dot pattern: 
Dot Dot Rounded Square Dessert Plates
image: AKAR Design


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Guerilla Mug Assault : Philadelphia

i'm pleased to say 10 mugs of mine were a part of the Guerilla Mug Assault.  i wish i was in philly that day so i could witness this cool project! say YES to handmade!
"On November 8, 2012, The Clay Studio hit the streets of Philadelphia.  Stationed at six different locales with both foot traffic and an abundance of coffee shops, teams gave away 500 beautifully crafted handmade ceramic mugs to 500 individuals with disposable cups.  A tag attached to each mug included information about the project, the mugs maker, and The Clay Studios blog address with a statement encouraging the recipient to post about their experiences using their chosen mug and the relationship they develop with it."

get mugged!

 2 of the 10 mugs i sent to the clay studio. 
Dot Dot Rounded Square Mugs.

 i hope you enjoy your Dot Dot Oval Mug!

the clay studio is collecting responses...check out their blog!

(photos courtesy of the clay studio) 

Friday, November 2, 2012

THEY LIVE Halloween

it's that time of the year again...my favorite holiday. halloween!  it's perfect, horror & candy.

found this article/tutorial in MAKE magazine online:
 They Live Alien Masks by Kiersten Essenpreis

wowzers!  amazing!  so andrew & i set off to make our own... and a side note, kiersten made a kickass Evil Dead 2 group costume this year. check it out here.  i once was annie from evil dead 2 and a friend was ash, but alas, no one knew who we were.  the best guess was "car accident victims?"...and my costume was SPOT ON...oh well.

ok, so if you haven't seen They Live, what are you waiting for?  
it's a 1988 gem by john carpenter.
amy joined us as roddy piper to help complete the costume. "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."
mask making steps 1-4.  my clay tools came in handy.
mask masking steps 5-8

the final product.  i wore my mink stole - it finally gets some use! "You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she.  Put 'em back on...formaldehyde-face!"

andrew the alien: OBEY

"i've got one that can see!"

once again, the article for making the masks is here

Sunday, July 15, 2012


i'm heading to san fran & LA with my foldedpigs wares for the renegade crafts fairs! 

 San Francisco : July 21 & 22 : Booth #40

Los Angeles : July 28 & 29 : Booth #135

stop by and say HELLO!
my road trip partners in crime are the lovely ladies of Two Tone Press.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Art of the Pot - Austin, TX

i'm heading to austin, tx this week for the Art of the Pot Studio Tour
i've been working away in the studio and here's some of the work i'm driving down on thursday. 

Monday, March 26, 2012


seattle here i come! i'm heading out this week for the NCECA conference. i'm a part of a couple shows during the conference...

the potters council :
The Chromatic Edge
washington state convention center
dot dot floral vase
porcelain with iron oxide decals

watershed cup show :
Cups and Coffee
march 1-31, fuel coffee seattle, capitol hilldot dot biscuit tumbler & dot dot floral tumbler
watershed terracotta, bits o' magic

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

year of the dragon

well i didn't really get to a happy new year post - so here's my happy chinese new year post(a week late still) i suppose.

it's been an exciting year so far! first off - rain & i moved studio spaces at the tail end of december (quite an undertaking!) and we are now joined by paul donnelly in the new space. i drove to arrowmont in gatlinburg, tn for the first week of the year to work with an awesome group of ceramic artists for a Surface Forum! when i arrived back to kcmo i had to get the new studio space set up.
i brought in the new year in gatlinburg, TN!

i'm starting to feel settled and getting back to work...
more updates to follow: more about the new space, more about arrowmont, more more more...