Coming Soon: Design with the Other 90%: CITIES

Design with the Other 90%: CITIES opens this weekend in Portland.  The exhibit is actually divided between two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Mercy Corps Action Center.  Here’s a snippet from MoCC’s site about what we can expect from this exhibit: …explores innovative approaches in urban planning, sustainable design, affordable housing, entrepreneurship,Continue reading “Coming Soon: Design with the Other 90%: CITIES”

Finally…Grad School!

The big news: after 10 years of dreaming, scheming, creating, fretting, failing, discovering, and succeeding, I’m going to art school!  This fall l will enroll as a student in the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program offered, in collaboration, by the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon College of Art and CraftContinue reading “Finally…Grad School!”

News & Happenings

For those of you in central Oregon, a new gallery in Tumalo (near Bend), is now carrying my work: ArtWorks! is located at 19889 8th St in Tumalo. The marvelous ceramics collective that I joined relatively recently, Dirty Dishes, has moved to a sweet new space, but still in the Alberta District.  The new addressContinue reading “News & Happenings”

Twist, a Photo Archive

Well, I took my show down yesterday.  Overall, I’d say it was a grand success, but I’ll never again agree to do a show like this with only two months notice!  The reception was lovely, and I was so moved that so many of my friends and family made the trek to Gresham to showContinue reading “Twist, a Photo Archive”

Twist

At this very moment two kilns are cooling, each full of potential show pieces perhaps destined to be on display in my first show in five years, Twist.  While I’ve been included in several group shows, in addition to art & craft festivals and fairs, it’s been a while since I’ve put together a comprehensiveContinue reading “Twist”

On the Edge

One of the biggest ceramic events of the year is the annual conference for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, or NCECA.  The conference brings ceramic artists, teachers, and students from all over the world for four days of exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, and panel discussions.  In addition, galleries, schools and other institutionsContinue reading “On the Edge”

Local 14 and Columbia Gorge Celebration

This year has been one of many firsts for me, including new shows and sales.  Just yesterday I sent off a piece (actually the one you see to the left) to be included in the Strictly Functional Pottery National, an annual show out of Lancaster, PA.  This past weekend I held a studio sale atContinue reading “Local 14 and Columbia Gorge Celebration”

Pottery & Apples in the Valley

I love having sales out at the site of my first studio, Middle Mt. Pottery, off the Fruit Loop in the gorgeous Hood River Valley.  I always meet lovely people who stumble upon my sale, in addition to old friends who stop by to catch up.  It’s a beautiful setting, in the woods of theContinue reading “Pottery & Apples in the Valley”

Finding Inspiration in the Netherlands

Where do you find inspiration?  Do you always know it when you see it?  Do you always recognize it when you use it?  Many people I admire have a very distinct source of inspiration, like Art Deco era architecture or Victorian textile patterns.  I as yet cannot put my finger upon such a specific sourceContinue reading “Finding Inspiration in the Netherlands”