Friday, August 17, 2012

Trivial Nature



A week of clouds
now passed beyond,
revealing the trivial nature
of a single life
while viewing the stars

On the window,
the spider's web,

The entire universe
trapped in its threads

Time

Measuring time 
by the chattering of leaves,

Where does the morning go
when the wind is still?




Friday, August 10, 2012

Baltimore Clayworks Cup Fundraiser

Baltimore Clayworks is hosting a cup fundraiser open in their gallery and online from August 11-Sept 1. Artists from all over the country have donated pieces to sell. Proceeds to to BCWs program.

If you're in the Baltimore area visit their gallery and vote for your favorite (such as the three by yours truly, for instance) or click here to access the cups on their facebook page and vote by 'liking' an artist's photos. The artist with the most votes is eligible to win a solo show. Help spread the word and support this great cause!







Identity



Signing my name -
a circle drawn in wet clay

Who is it that speaks
of a thousand years?

Surely I have seen nothing close

Hushed by the gusting wind
my voice is carried away

like a leaf now half buried
in the clay bed


Friday, August 3, 2012

Digging Clay


In each handful
roots of trees now years deceased
the sound of their leaves
still rustling in the wind

stones of the toppled mountain-
an elegy, for even the strongest
become weak with time

rivers of spring rains
now dried and cracked
loosened by the footprint
of those passing by
unaware of the entire universe
beneath their feet. 


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

May - July 2012 Work


Teabowl
Native White Clay
Wood Fired to cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze


Teabowl
Native White Clay
Wood Fired to cone 12
Shino Glaze


Bowl
Native Red Clay
Multiple Wood Firings


Teabowl
Native Red Clay
Wood/Soda Fired
Natural Ash Glaze


Teabowl
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze


Black Teabowl
Native White Clay
Wood Fired to cone 12
Natural Ash and Temmoku Glaze

Black Teabowl
*Detail*


Teabowl
Native Red Clay
Wood/Soda Fired
Natural Ash Glaze


Ember Buried Vessel
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12 
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact


Urn
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact



Ember Buried Vessel
Native White Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact



Ember Buried Vessel
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact



Ember Buried Vessel
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact



 Vessel
Native White Clay
Multiple Wood Fired to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze



Ember Buried Vessel
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact



Teabowl
Native White Clay
Multiple Wood Firings to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze


Ember Buried Teabowl
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact


Ember Buried Vessel
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact




Ember Buried Vessel
Native Red Clay
Wood Fired to Cone 12 
Natural Ash Glaze and Ember Contact