New Show in the New Year

New Show in the New Year

Here’s the card for a four-person show I’m in over on the main campus of LBCC beginning January 6. Great company with William Park, S Tellez, and Kristin Kuhns.

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Watering Cans Take 2

ceramic watering can, blue

New Blue Ceramic Watercan

Here’s a new take on an old form. A little more elegant, and little more lyrical…perhaps. Just a little different. Sending this one over to my gallery on the Oregon coast, Touchstone Gallery.  $75

Are We There Yet?

Cynthia Spencer Are We There YetThis piece was started at a workshop I taught last spring. It was a request piece and I struggled to get it roughed out in a day but didn’t quite make it. People were patient with my trying to get the floppy sides dried enough to put together. (I didn’t use the naughty words I would’ve been using if alone in my studio.) Finished up the form later that day and then took several days to get it carved into the shape I wanted, tho it slumped a bit more in the firing into this shape. Used a multi-layered color scheme to go with it’s slightly off-beat shape.

12″ x 12″x 8″ – Sold

Sage Green Handled Vase

Handled Vase

Handled Vase

This style vase has been one of my standard pieces for many years now. Arrangers like the handle and I like the clean lines and timely feel of the shape. Here it is with the sage green glaze that seems to have taken off in popularity this year. 13″ – $75 (Sold)

Woodfired “Ice Queen” Vase


“Ice Queen” was woodfired at Digger Mtn Anagama Kiln in the Oregon Coast Range. Decoration on this piece came from wood ash flying through the kiln over several days of stoking wood. One of my favorites out of the kiln. Its subtle ash markings are quiet and not as dramatic as I’d hoped, but seem to fit its gently twisting feminine form just perfectly.

13.5x 8x 6.5 inches

For Sale on my Etsy Page.

Dog Treat Canister

Dog Treat Canister

Dog Treat Canister

This funky, organic shaped canister is meant for one lucky slightly “off-centered” dog lover.
Who keeps human cookies around in a canister anymore? Just don’t last that long–at least at our house… So, this bone handled cutie is probably best for doggie biscuits or treats, rawhides or anything else actually. See how quickly your four-legged friend learns something good is coming at the sound of the lid lifting off this ceramic piece. Good doggie!

Bone handle on the lid is made out of porcelain. The rest is high-fired stoneware, durable for many years of use. Food safe glaze, so if you want to hide your people cookies inside, they’ll be safe here.

11″ x 7″ x 5″

I make these every-once-and-awhile.  Check out my Etsy shop to see if one is listed.

Blushing Ceramic Vase

Small Porcelain Vase

Small Blushing Porcelain Vase

This porcelain cutie was fired at Hiroshi Ogawa’s woodfire kiln many moons ago but I’m just now really appreciating the subtle markings on it. A hint of pink shows in good light–marks made from copper fuming off other pots in the firing. Will be a nice windowsill vase for short stemmed blooms.
3.5″ tall – $35.

On sale now in my Etsy shop.