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”

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”

Yoshohiko Yoshida Workshops & Lectures

Japanese ceramic artist/potter Yoshihiko Yoshida will be visiting Oregon during the last 2 weeks of May 2011, and will be giving workshops and slideshows (+ 1 gallery show) at the following 2 venues. 1.   Clatsop Community College, Astoria (1653 Jerome Ave., Astoria, OR  97103) Ø  Gallery show at Art Center Gallery on CCC campus, MayContinue reading “Yoshohiko Yoshida Workshops & Lectures”

Photography: Thank God for Digital!

Some years ago my ceramics teacher at the time encouraged me to begin learning to photograph my work.  This was the early 2000s, and although it doesn’t feel all that long ago, digital cameras had not yet replaced 35mm, at least in the realm of art documentation.  So I drove into Portland to find theContinue reading “Photography: Thank God for Digital!”

Marketing Mondays

Today is Marketing Monday, episode two.  I’ve decided to stay home on Mondays, instead of commuting in to my studio, so that I can spend some QT marketing myself and my wares.  This will save me about $20-25 per month in gas, however, the idea is that the big dividends come from the fruits ofContinue reading “Marketing Mondays”

5th Annual Blossom Festival Pottery Sale

I’d like to invite you all to visit my first studio, located in the woods at the foot of Mt. Hood, outside Hood River, Oregon.  It’s time for my annual Blossom Festival Sale, in conjunction with the Hood River County Blossom Festival.  I typically use this sale to “clean out the closet,” and make roomContinue reading “5th Annual Blossom Festival Pottery Sale”