Thursday, August 9, 2007

More carved

As you can see from this blog, it is my thing to carve on most everything I make. For some reason, plain and simple just doesn't do it for me when it comes to pottery.

Close up.

Tea Set

I also enjoy making teapots and matching mugs or cups. This is an assignment for my pottery students and they generally end up with something very nice. This particular pot will hold water for two cups of tea.

Coffee Urn

This was actually the very first piece I made with appendages. I like the antique look and I was very happy with the way it turned out.

Slab Boxes

I've made several slab pieces, particularly the slab boxes. I really enjoy the process of both the slab work and the carving.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

More pottery pieces...

Wheel thrown, hand carved.

Wheel thrown.

Wheel thrown; carved, slab add-on legs.

Wheel thrown.

Small, carved, slab pot.

Thrown pot with add on hand building.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Miniature Dragon Pot

This little guy is wrapped around a pot that is only 2 1/2" tall to the top of
the lid and 2 1/2" wide. This was in a miniature art show at Prairie Winds
Gallery, Grand Island, NE.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Of everything I have done in pottery, my dragon pots far out number
anything else. I don't have an exact count, but I have probably carved at
least 60-70 dragons. These are just a few I still have at home. My children
actually divided all of the rest of them up and took them home. Only one person outside of my family has one of my dragon pots.

Carved Pottery

These are just some simple carved pots. I have so many from doing demonstrations that they are all over my house.

Pot with Lid and Base

This is a wheel thrown pot with wheel thrown lid and a handbuilt base. Both are hand carved. I can't remember which glaze I used-maybe antique brown/low fire.

Handbuilt on Metal Base

This is a handbuilt pot-molded and carved. This is similar to many that I
make although most of my works are wheel thrown. The base on this
happens to be a metal base for a lamp-I really liked the base so made the
pot to fit.