Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Baba Yaga

Baba's house with chicken feet

Happy Halloween

I finished her just in time for Halloween. She has a staff of purple heart and a gourd purse for collecting mushrooms.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bear Shadow

Bear Shadow

The Bear Shadow is here again in the mountains. He visits for a time in October and a time in February. It's the shadow of Whitesides Mountain which is sacred to the Cherokee. This area was all part of the Cherokee Nation in the 18th century.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Finished Plates

In the Garden with Grandma

Monte and Jane


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Witch

Witchy head


This is the new witch I'm working on.
She will be a little bigger than Baba Yaga.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Baba Yaga

Baba and her house

More progress on my Baba Yaga and her house with chicken feet.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Something New

Old crone

Her better side

I decided to try something new and take a sculpture class. My friend is teaching it and we started yesterday. The assignment was to make a witch and I didn't know if I would like sculpture, but I love it! She is going to be Baba Yaga and I am making her house with chicken feet as well. I'll finish her in class tomorrow.

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Plate

Monte and Jane


I just finished this plate and it is waiting to be bisque fired.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Empty Bowls

Throwing bowls

Throwing bowls

Ready to trim

We are still working on the empty bowls.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Empty Bowls

Empty bowls

Bubble bowl


We are busy throwing pots at the Barn for our local Empty Bowls Event. We are contributing 600 bowls and have about 250 done. Here is the first load out of the kiln. I blew bubbles in the glaze to make the bubble bowl.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nature Tiles

Nature tiles

Mushroom tile

These are my latest tiles. I've been doing a nature series.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Walking in Bear Meadow

When I was in Pennsylvania we went to Bear Meadow to pick wild blueberries.


Picking in the bog

We found blackberries too

Soon it will be time to pick these elderberries

We came upon this doe

We went to Whipple's Dam to hang out on the beach and paddle around in a canoe.

The path

Walking around Whipple's Dam in Pennsylvania.
This from my visit last month.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sir Walter Raleigh


Here is a plate I carved from a picture of Sir Walter Raleigh's ship. I think it was called the Falcon.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Amazon Snake Charmer Plate

Behold the snake charmer! This is based on a sideshow banner by Fred G. Johnson from the 60's.

Sunday, August 7, 2011






My niece came to see me and we made some pots. She made this great face mug and called it Treebeard the Ent. It turned out beautifully. I decided I needed some bowls so I made these. The glazes turned out great!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lily Pond Paintings

Water Lilies

The lily pond

Water lilies

Here are the paintings of the lily pond. The first two are finished and the third needs a little more work. It was a lovely day!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Water Lilies

I spent the day painting water lilies Wednesday. My friend M has a pond covered with beautiful lilies. Breathtaking!

Water lilies

Pink lilies

Clouds reflected in the water

Painting at the edge of the pond

Water lilies

The remains of an old dock

I spotted several types of mushrooms on the path down to the water.

Little bright orange mushrooms

I think this is a beefsteak mushroom

White mushroom

We were also treated to a lovely lunch al fresco!
Spicy shrimp, fruit and vegetables, vichyssoise, Parmesan toast, served with delicious Bloody Mary's. And chocolate eclairs!

Spicy shrimp

Flowers picked fresh from the garden

It was a perfect day.

Wildflowers by the pond

coming soon: my paintings...

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Grandmother

Sitting with Grandma

I'm working on another plate. With me, my sister, my brother and our Grandma.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Swimming in Wolf Creek