Saturday, June 7, 2008

Slow Dinner

I just had to share with you this wonderful slow food dinner I just finished eating! I went to the local farmers market this morning and picked up some delicious produce which I cooked up in an herb blend from this little shop in Richmond Virginia we found the last time we were in town for a craft show. It was such a treat and pleasure to eat this delicious dinner that supports the local farmers and I ate off my own dishes...what a feeling of accomplishment!

Friday, June 6, 2008

I thought I would share my artist statement with you today. I just wrote it last night for a show I applied for. I also updated my resume;)

When I was young I remember someone telling me that it is impossible for the human mind to think only one thought.
Our days are stuck in fast-forward as we are running from one event to another, completing our daily rituals while in constant motion. My work hopes to create a focal point, a moment of pause, a thought or a flood of memory while simply eating a meal or washing a dish, a quiet interruption of your day. The words are barely there, you must lean in to read them but they are not complete, a fragment left behind for you; the viewer. The intricate patterns overlaid with imagery represent a sense of time that has passed and the impressions it has left, the mark we have made on the world.
On occasion I still close my eyes and try to make my mind think of only one thing.

:) Michael helped me fix my photos last night, what a great hubby!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

As promised!

Here is another plate that I just pulled from the kiln. I need to learn how to take better photos though...maybe someday.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I have been busy making plates in the studio recently. A few weeks ago I took a workshop at the Baltimore Clayworks with Nancy Selvin and learned the art of gocco printing on ceramics. It was amazing! I ran right home and bought a gocco printer with my savings. It has inspired me to be working in a more collage style. I am starting to learn about this slow food movement and am really thinking about what my plates say and urge people to think about. Stay tuned for some more plates posted soon:)