Spent the last week and a half in the studio, getting my summer pots waxed and glazed for a firing or two.  Around Thursday  while looking at my progress and realizing i had much more to do, my subconscious reminded me of this poem i had read as a child and after looking it up … [Read more…]


there’s always a sign of sorts at the start of the semester, that lets you know its going to be a successful one, much akin to the ding on the airplane after you’ve taken off and reached altitude.  this week the powers that be displayed two: thursday they had their first glaze lecture/demo and after … [Read more…]

sunday brings the dawn in

spent the morning finishing up the pots i threw when i was firing on tuesday; which included putting handles on cups and trimming a few lids.  while putting the handles on i was thinking about the actual motions of it all, i suppose prepping for a fall semester of beginning throwing and all that entails.  … [Read more…]


spent part of the last 3 weeks making work and empty bowls (kiln fodder) yesterday i fired it up and at first glance things were pretty nice.  i’ve got a couple of days to figure out masking options for a few and then i shall sandblast and shoot and get things entered before the various … [Read more…]

the box of ceramic art mostly from the 90s.

last night in lab i was discussing the various professional organizations with the advance students and got to talking about the Randall Sessions, which led to a  tangent about Ted Randall that I think started somewhere “i have images of his work i took photos of at a SOFA , i recalled how i remembered … [Read more…]

back from pittsburg

i noticed at our accommodations in kansas that the jonquils had started to bloom and once back in central texas (after the freakish hail/rain storm) that the wildflowers are out in abundance primarily the blue bonnets but other sprigs are starting to show up amongst the blue.   which means its time for my yard to … [Read more…]

packing up to head out

Got the last of the work out of the kiln on Saturday, some grueling decision making and looking back over of sketches to decide on sandblasting as well as titles. I can’t help but feeling a little anxiety setting in, today i hit school early to get some help with my overwhelmingly huge image files … [Read more…]

artist log

well the new year has begun, spent the last week getting the studio ready for classes and having fun with my last bits of prime time outings and marathon tele watching.  Got word that I have had 2 pieces accepted into the 4th annual Central Time Ceramics at the Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center … [Read more…]

all my failings exposed

when i started my blog, i had big dreams of profound writings, weekly updates and all sorts of little look at/listen to me’s but i’ve found that i’m still pretty much introspective in that regard, i  prefer my sketchbook, hand made flow charts detailing the thoughts from current research, and long drawn out writings rather … [Read more…]