New Diggs

Make a wish and then make it happen.

I’m tired of drip, drip, driping sweat on whatever is spinning on the wheel during the summer seasons. Needed a break and found one. Just a mile away from the house. It’s bit of a jump from having home and studio connected at the hip, but the distance still feels nice.

It’s going to be a summertime hanging at UOP ceramics lab!



 A few spriggs really can help build the narritive.

Visually, texturally, and functionally, I think these spriggs are perfect ornamental speed bumps for the surface on these 9 pounders.
On a small scale, they work great. On a larger scale, I’m hoping they will really add to the narrative of the design and literally help me get a grip on the surfaces of these larger canisters.
A year later, I’m happy to see that the Apple has fallen fairly far from the tree. Thanks for the push Dan.


I knew this was going to be fun…

For this round, I’m playing along with using the plastic ends that are left over when I cut out billets of paper stencils.


Recent events have me  thinking uncomfortably about crows… really uncomfortably…


So I’m excising a few thoughts…

Add a few spriggs tomorrow.

Weeds and Flowers

Style’n #4
Allegory mirrors reality…


It’s spring here in northern Cal. There is so much growing going on… I’m finally confident in my ability to distinguish between the promise of a weed and the potential of a flower…
I’m glad to see another season of pushing blossoms ‘n’ shoots and I’m learning the value of hoping to see another.

Mucking Around

Sometimes the best way to get a messy job done is by making it sound like something that might be fun doing…


I really hope Sam had fun mucking out the clay trap at the UOP ceramics studio this morning… I know I got a few great laughs watching!

Here’s to a job well done… Cheers Mate!
Roll in the glory.