A rest, of sorts 

A rest, of sorts 

I’m not currently in the studio, instead I’m taking a rest, of sorts. I’m finally fulfilling a long time dream to participate in the Des Moines Register Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa, but known as RAGBRAI.  It’s a phenomenal thing to be one of 10,000…

Special Project

Special Project

The studio has been busy since I returned from Maryland getting things ready for a special project. Those pots will be available later this month. I’ll post more about that later. I’m planning on a very large ready to ship July update, and will be…

D-21! 

D-21! 

     Coming to Maryland Sheep and Wool? Stop by and visit me at booth D-21 in the  Main Exhibition Hall! I have many, many wonderful pots, new designs and some classics too! Be prepared to enter the shark tank…

All the colors

All the colors

  I’m working on another collaboration, this time featuring the ever popular bike button. Here’s a  peek at some of the colors that will be available in the kit, online, and at my booth in California at Stitches West. I’m a sucker for a good…

Methods

Methods

I’ve been making pottery for many years now and like anything you’ve spent years doing, I’ve become quite entrenched in my method of making. The character of my pots in large part comes from my way of carving the designs and motifs on my hand…

Intersection and Small bits, coming soon . . .

Intersection and Small bits, coming soon . . .

It’s been an interesting summer here in Potterville. A bike mishap coupled with my normal activities (biking, pottery, weightlifting, knitting etc) has made a masterful stew of inflammation with the oh so glamorous name Intersection Syndrome**. It’s a painful condition, and I’m immobilized with a splint. Unfortunately…

D-21

D-21

It’s late, and I really should be in bed as I’m scheduled to leave Minneapolis at 5 am tomorrow. Both Maryland and Rhinebeck are solid two day drives for me and I need to get an early start to bypass the joy that is Chicago…

November, really?

November, really?

There’s a time warp that happens after a big show like Rhinebeck. All of your energy has been channeled to getting all the things ready for the show, and all the things ready at the house for you to be gone at the show. The…

Collaboration

Collaboration

  In my adventures I’m fortunate to meet some wonderful like minded creative souls. Most of us in this industry are largely self directed solo acts in making.  I love the inside head space I fall into while working, sometimes though it can be a…

Guest Post from a (semi) retired Booth Babe

Guest Post from a (semi) retired Booth Babe

After yesterday’s post where I answered the questions I have been asked via email or social media I was quickly chided for my hurried post. My dear friend suggested I go back to the beginning and answer questions that first time visitors and Rhinebeck newbies…