Category Archive: Art

Nov 02

Spiky pot

spiky pot

This was the second of two pots that I made to try to replicate a pot I got (with plants!) at Lowe’s for less than the cost of the cheap plants inside it. Something about the subdued glaze and repetitive pattern really appealed to me, in a retro mid-century way (which is weird, because I …

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Oct 28

Hawthorn Hex Cover

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I just started the cover of HAWTHORN HEX, book six in the Kit Melbourne series. I knew I wanted to have a stone with carving on it, because it factors into the story, and because it would make a nice color contrast with the teal background I already had painted.  This is just a draft, …

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Oct 26

Blue Black Pinch Pot

blue green pinch pot

 This was one of the pots I made in the spring pottery session. It was technically a throwing class, but I wasn’t that into throwing. I’ve been drifting away from pottery for a while. To be honest, I mostly took the class because I wanted to be near my friends, and especially to be near …

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Oct 19

Spine Cavity Shrine

spine cavity shrine

I did this shrine earlier this year, in late spring, at the same time I did the copper queen shrine. I’ve been heavily influenced by Laurie Mika’s work, and I love her icon faces, even though I don’t much like using other people’s art in my work. So I decided to sculpt a face out …

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Aug 31

Deep Blue Flowerpot

deep blue flowerpot

 I think I had intended to do some surface decoration on this flowerpot, but the test tiles showed this oasis + clear glaze combination was so reliably beautiful that I decided to just showcase the glaze with a plain surface.

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