Archive for ceramics

St. Francis Broken, a Sculpture: The Healing Nature of Wounds

This is the story of the sculpting, breaking and repair of my St. Francis of Assisi sculpture and how it parallels my own spiritual transformation.


Something »»

Wandering the Desert

The Pregnant Virgin Mary by Sybil Archibald
Click the images for closeups, more information & more work in the Earthen Vessel »»

On The Ocean, Sculptures & Videos

I have a feeling that my boat
has struck, down there in the depths,
against a great thing.

On Clay

Clays are extraordinary, layered, crystal structures which have, built into them, what amounts almost to an innate tendency to evolve…Clay has plans.
-Lyall Watson, from An Introduction to »»

Freedom in the Studio

Oh Sweet Irrational Worship
Wind and a bobwhite
And the afternoon sun.

By ceasing to question the sun
I have become light,

Bird and wind.

My leaves sing.

I am earth, earth

All these lighted »»

New Sculpture out of the Kiln

I finally got this one fired:

Next post from the tropics!


I got a lot done in ceramics today. I glazed the second in my series of woman cracked open like eggs and finished the sculpting on the »»

Rumi & New Scupture

Joyful for no reason,
I want to see beyond this existence.

You open your lips, laughing.
I think of a design for that opening.
-Rumi (trans Coleman Barks & John Moyne)

I »»

Art & Adventure

my life is mirrored in
a morning Glory.
–Arakida Moritake (1473-1549, member of the Shinto priesthood)

Making art is such an adventure. Yesterday at the etching studio I thought my »»

Winter- When an Artist Rests

Halloween wore me out completely. Because of it, I’ve missed my etching studio time & my ceramics class. So what does an artist do when we »»

The Value of Artistic Peers

Today I finished the sculpting of my first cracked woman. This picture doesn’t really capture the piece well- especially the cracks. And, of course, glazing & »»

New Sculpture

I’m working on a new series of sculptures: here’s a photo in process:

I’m planning to do a series of women in different poses and then crack them »»