Monday, December 02, 2013

just in time for christmas!

the prickly pear  is native to north carolina. 
i find it reoccurring in my work, largely because
this succulent will thrive in just about any conditions!
go, little cactus, go!
(or should i say grow….hehehe)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Big Crafty!

i am sooooo excited to have been accepted into 
come see me next sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

new mugs

i have been working on some new ideas for mug forms. these are some from my first batch of "sketches". i am pretty excited to see how these turn out once they're fired!


goblets that jingle!

these goblets are inspired by two things:
1) i believe that because of surprises, life stays exciting
2) i will never fall out of love with the notion of magic

it came to me as an inspiration after attending a workshop given by julie wiggins at HCC.  she made these sweet little covered jars that, essentially, had a lid that jingled when you lifted it! oh my goodness!  the joy and surprise of lifting that lid! in a word, it was magical. 
so, considering i am all about sparkly-happy-lovely-surprises, i knew i HAD to find a way to incorporate "jingle-y things" into something that i make! the most obvious way for them to compliment my work, was to incorporate them into my goblets. standing only about five inches tall, i make them smaller than the usual goblets. the "bells" are in the stem. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Just got my official acceptance letter to The Handmade Market in Raleigh NC set for November 9th! I am super excited! This looks like its going to be a great show. There are so many talented artists. Can't wait to see y'all there!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Things!

A flask, because women drink whiskey too!
This is my first ever whiskey flask. I see plenty of man potter's making whiskey flasks, but never a flask to cater to the more feminine desires of lady's taste. I am pretty excited about how it turned out. I have brought it down here to Lazy Daze in Raleigh, NC and I am super excited to have re-"home"-d it to another potter friend who happens to be here. 
I love trades! In return, I got a sweet one cup coffee maker 
(pictured below)

made by Wendy Wrenn of Wrenn Pottery.
Thanks Wendy!

More of these to come!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lazy Daze!

This Saturday is Lazy Daze!!!

Come on out y'all!
I would love to see your smiling faces!
I will be in front of the post office. Booth D412.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Asheville Ceramics Gallery

Recently, I was asked to join ten other artists in a new venture in the Asheville RAD!   Founded by Joey Sheehan of Melting Mountain Pottery,  I am honored to be a part of an amazing group of potters! Please join us for the official grand opening of our new cooperative gallery in the Phil Mechanic Studios.

Check out our webpage here:
and make sure to"like" our facebook page here:

Asheville Ceramics Gallery, 
located at 109 Roberts Street in the heart of the River Arts District, is now open and will host a Grand Opening Celebration on May 11.  Come check us out on Saturday from 10-6.

-lots of great pottery from 11 local artists
-snacks and refreshments
-live music and pottery demonstrations
-pottery raffle featuring one piece from each artist in the gallery
-tons of fun!!!

Asheville Ceramics Gallery is a new cooperative gallery that I have founded in the Phil Mechanic studios building.  We are a group of local artists who have come together to collectively display and sell our work in a clean and comfortable setting easily accessed by the general art seeking public.  We hope to provide access to our best work and continue to educate with ongoing in shop demonstrations and discussion.  The gallery is always manned by one of our own artists with a solid background in the clay process.  Please come by any time Tuesday through Sunday form 10-6 to see whats new at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Open House at Foundation Clay

Hey Y'all!
As you know,  in October of  2011, I moved into my current studio, 
Foundation Clay, in the Asheville River Arts District.  
We are very excited to finally be hosting our first official open house this Saturday!
Come join us for a day of demos, conversation, and celebration in clay 
This Saturday. April 13th, 2013
1 pm until 6 pm

Located in the Wilke Building (97 Roberts Street)
Next door to the Phil Mechanic Studios.
We are on the bottom floor facing the railroad tracks. 
There will be plenty of signage!

See y'all soon!

For more info go to:
95 Roberts Street
Asheville River Arts District

Sunday, February 17, 2013

a new favorite..

my pots are my canvas. 
when you paint and carve on your pots, like i do, there is nothing as beautiful and as liberating as a large canvas such as this one! a serving platter, has so many possibilities. shew, it gets me so excited!!! this one came out of the kiln in january. i love how it turned out! it measures approximately 18" in diameter. 
there will definitely be more of these in the future.

 recently, i delivered it to
  Mountain Nest Gallery in Black Mountain NC
check out their facebook page here:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

HCC love!

In case you didn't know, my formal education in clay was through the Profession Crafts program at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina.  This totally awesome two year program combines intensive studio hours with design, business and marketing classes. In making art a career, it is truly all encompassing, something my university degree was greatly lacking. i am a huge fan of the hcc craft program! check out their website here:
around the time i was leaving the program, the deteriorating state of the building was becoming very evident.  the school and the community rallied for a new building. now, a tlast, the building is complete!
check out the article in the smoky mountain news here:

Congratulations HCC!

Friday, February 15, 2013

a little midwinter inspiration...

"art is why i get up in the morning. 
my definition ends there" ~ ani di franco

Finding me:

asheville river arts district
95 roberts street
asheville, north carolina