Sunday, December 23, 2012


The photo and caption in the Newport News Times definitely helped bring some folks to the winter version of Newport's Farmers Market -- "The Lincoln County Fairgrounds Farmers Market." There is no disputing the fact that being able to continue to offer locally grown, baked, crafted, roasted, prepared  products throughout our inclement winter months is a very good thing, indeed.

Thank you, Rick Beasley of the News Times for covering our market!

Think about this: When you go into any store and buy something that was made in another country or even in another part of our own country, you don't get to "touch" the purpose of that item as you would if you get to have a conversation with the person you're buying from. Someone purchased a pot from me yesterday and I was able to tell them the story behind that particular piece. Even some coffee mugs hold a story you'd never get to know about if you didn't ask the person (MOIS) who made it. Oh sure, I'll still buy my car's oil filters from George McGrath at the NAPA store in Toledo, but keep in mind that whenever possible, you should bring a piece of art into your daily routine.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Learn to Make Pottery

I'm teaching an 8-week course at Toledo Clayworks, starting January 17. If you've always wanted to make pottery, are looking to improve your skills or just need a fun, creative outlet in the new year, this is the class for you! Call me at (541) 444-1234 to reserve your spot. Click here for more details.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rainbow Bowls

It's been a while since I was in the studio on a regular basis and it feels great! I'm making medium and large bowls for serving dishes, for mixing up a batch of cookies or for displaying fruit (that's what my girlfriend says, anyway). I've also got regular mugs, a custom order of super-sized mugs and by request, demitasse cups for espresso.

At the Farmers Market on Saturday, a couple of people were interested in the demitasse cups for kids'. They are the perfect size! Most everything in this first kiln load is glazed with a glossy raspberry underglaze and a matte green overglaze. The result is a beautiful green-blue-purple-pink rainbow. Get these while you can; I'm mixing up new glazes as we speak!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Farmers Market

Come see me at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Farmers Market! I'll be there Saturday the 8th, 15th and 22nd with pottery for Christmas gifts or just for yourself. Knitting bowls, spoon jars, medium sized bowls and mugs. You don't have to buy anything, just come visit. ;)