Monday, December 31, 2012


                      Nature and Geometry. Stained glass and cast clay. 2012

Happy New Year 2013!

It has been a great year with many new projects and ongoing work. I am posting several new pieces from my series "Nature and geometry"These hand -built  vases are titled "Dark Lillies'" They were fired in a little known Eastern European firing technique called Obvara. The vases were fired to 9oo degrees and then pulled out of the kiln and plunged into a mixture of flour, water, yeast and a little sugar. The mixture is fermented for a few days. The resulting surface is dense and varied. I plan to explore this technique further in 2013.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Salem Senior Center Storytelling Residency

The Family Reunion

The family reunion takes place in a park.
It is given by the Library of Congress.
It takes place in early spring or maybe October( people are wearing jackets)
The family wants to get together to have a reunion.
Martha is on the left, and Marie is on the right.
Martha and Marie are sisters.
Martha is older than Marie.
Martha is 40 and Marie is 38.
Most of the time, Martha and Marie get along, but sometimes they spar with each other.
They argue about the calories in the food
Sometimes they argue about what to bake.
The people attending the reunion haven’t seen each other in a long time.
Some friends are also attending the reunion.
Martha is the grandmother of the twins.
They are telling stories about when they were kids.
They are blowing up balloons, and playing games.
It could be someone’s birthday!
They are having a bake- off.
Everybody at the party brought a cake.
It could be a political party, someone is trying to gain influence.
There is laughter and talking from telling stories.
Birds are singing, children are playing, and the wind is blowing through the trees.
Patriotic music is playing
The cakes smell sweet and good.
Everyone is going to have a little bit!
They are having ice-cream cones.
They are having soda and bottled water too.
They are having soup, potato salad, and macaroni salad.
When they finish the meal, they will dance.
They will play baseball, take photo’s, and the men will play badmitten and horseshoes.
After the party, everyone will clean up and talk.
Everyone is having a good time.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Nature and Geometry

Here are a few new pieces from my Nature and Geometry series. These are raku fired clay

Summer Work

This summer I completed a mural at the Healthcare Commons in Pennsville NJ. The mural was funded by the Appel Farm HeArt and Health grant. The mural added some color to the childrens outside play area. I had lots of fun working with the kids and hope that the mosaic brings some joy into their environment.

Happy New year 2012

My daughter Anna and I spent several days at the dining room table over the Christmas holiday working on some origami decorations for her tree. Several years ago, i saw the most impressive origami tree at the Musum of Natural History in NYC. I was inspired to make a few ornaments every year till I have a treefull!