Help with Flower Arrangements

Two Handled Vases

Two Handled Vases

These two stoneware vases with top handles will help hold flowers in place when you use them for arrangements. They are both in the dark brown glaze without the usual gold glaze drips. A client wanted one this way and they look rather stately. These are 11″ tall – $50 ea.

Sculpture for Showcase

Stoneware, wood-fired sculpture

Woodfired TWIST

This TWIST just came outta Jay Widmer’sDigger Mtn Anagama Kiln. It got its nice markings from wood ash that flew through the kiln over 48 hrs of stoking. When still green I applied multiple washes of grolleg kaolin and then after the bisque I sanded down the edges to sharpen them up. Could be an outdoor sculpture.

20″ tall – $700
SOLD

Sans Frond Boat Bowls

Variation of leaf bowls

Variation of Leaf Boat Bowls

When the customers asked for these bowls without the “frond” I was a little miffed as that is what makes the leaf bowls unique, but after making these two, I found they could have just as much personality with their off-centered shape and wavy sides. Handles aren’t for everyone and this handsome set will probably survive dishwashers (both human and machine) as well as fit into the cupboard much better without. $140 for this set.

Dishes for Everyday Use

Dinnerware Set

Dinnerware Set

A dinnerware set in a variety of sizes. These high-fired stoneware pieces have an Alberta slip-based glaze that is a Sage green/brown. Variations in this glaze come from placement in the kiln and iron crystals that form during the cooling process.

9×9 in. plate – $30
7×8 in. plate – $25
5×6 in. plate – $18
Leaf Bowl 6.5×8-ish – $28

Stoneware Watering Can

Watering Can

Make Watering Fun

If you’re like me, the houseplants are hanging in there but suffer lack of watering neglect off and on. Make it more of a fun ritual with this ceramic watering can. Also makes a unique vase.

Stoneware, holds 3-4 cups H20, pours without dripping. $75.

Color for Your Garden

Stacking Garden Sculpture

Began making these whimsical stacked pieces as a Ceramics Guild group project for daVinci Days Corvallis’ summer Arts, Science and Tech Festival. Trying to rush that first one I managed to blow up a couple of the bigger pieces — TWICE! Ended up gluing them together for the final installation. Kept making them, with much better survival rate now. One is in the collection of the “Doyenne of Dirt,” NPR’s Ketzel Levine. These pieces are glazed in bright colors (brighter than in this photo) and have been highfired for durability outside in your garden. 5ft to 7ft tall, $650-$850 depending on complexity. . . . and yes the bird will sit better on the one I make for you. Needed to cut 2 inches off the pole, and then didn’t get another photo before this one went out the door.

Why Settle for Round?

Rectangular plates

These small rectangular plates are perfect for sandwiches or small salads. Each is cut from a slab of clay with the sides folded up a bit to give a rim for holding in anything a little saucy. Specify spiral stamp or no stamp. 7×8 inches – $26 each, set of 4/$100. Blue/green, green/gold or brown gold/glaze.

Zipper Vase

Stoneware Zipper Vase


This vase has a graceful opening for flowers to billow out in several directions. High fired stoneware, with circle opening at bottom of “zipper” for a larger stem or branch. 13″ x 9″ – $125

From a Display of Ikebana Arranging

Log-like Vase

This vessel was used at Ceramic Showcase (a few years back) for a demo of a simple Sogetsu Ikebana arrangement. The arranger first used heavenly bamboo and a few branches, then switched to this lilac and greenery. The off-center opening was just meant for this kind display. 18″ long, 7-9″ tall, woodfired. $175

Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife


This stoneware sculpture was defiantly done many moons ago and I’m still waiting for the right person to come along who needs to have it. It was created after receiving a string of show rejections and the scratches of porcelain inlay and 23k gold leaf addition say it all. Felt really good to make and it still holds up when I look at her. Think she’s about 24″ tall – $ 999. I dare you to buy her.
Available for purchase.