Monday, April 8, 2013


I have just finished glazing these three platters. Currently they are in the kiln, which I hope will turn out well since these are the pieces I plan to use for my page in the MFA catalog. Now I just have to wait........



Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Platter with Color Slip Inlay, Greenware

I have spent the better part of three weeks working on this platter and it will be at least two to three more before it is finished. The top image show the platter with colored slip inlay (Mishima). I still need to finish removing the excess slip then I can begin to add the color to the surface.

This bottom image it the same piece before adding the colored slip, just to show the difference between  the two.
Carved Greenware Platter, Before Inlay

Monday, March 25, 2013

Border decoration explorations

Here are few examples of some historical boarders 

 Here is a platter in progress and the drawing for it below.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Honing In

Black and White platter, drying stage

Carving on what will be "Blue & White" platter

"Blue and White" Platter drying stage

Through my ceramic forms I exploit the juxtaposition of US service women in combat with the domestic and decorative nature of heirloom tableware. In years past, material denoted an object’s place as art or craft just as gender dictated a woman’s role in society but now gender does not determine one’s place in domesticity or defense.
 These are just a few of the platters I am currently working on. What you see here is just the beginning of my exploration of surface decoration techniques and historic platter forms.  These pictured here are in various stages of completion. I will post more as these progress.

Monday, January 14, 2013

AIB Residency 4

Platter forms, view from left
 I have just returned home from an another amazing, intense, overwhelming and insightful residency. I will now spent the next few weeks digesting all that I experienced over the last 10 days.

Posted here are few images of the work I brought and how I arranged it in my crit space.

This work is the jumping off point for my thesis work which I will be making this semester. I know it will change and grow from what is pictured here and I am looking forward to this process.
Platter forms, view from right

Platter forms

Vessels, detail of military icongraphy

Paper Slip Vessels
Texture detail 1
Texture detail 2

Large Vessel, detail of neck

Large Vessel, detail of foot
Textured Vessels