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.

Three Dancing Vases

Dancing Vases

“Dancing Vases” come in a variety of heights to best fit your flower arranging needs. Comes in the blue/green glaze seen here, gold/black and a greenier/goldier version of this blue/green. 7″ – 14″ tall, $24-$75 depending on height.

Stripes Anyone?

Wood-fired Striped Vase

Wood-fired Striped Vase

This piece was another experiment for a class demo of slip decoration. What I thought was slip was actually my white liner glaze that is opacified with tin. In the wood kiln the glaze did a good job of carbon trapping–unexpected. Didn’t think much of it when it first came outta the kiln, but the grunge look of this piece has grown on me.

Short Salt-fired Stoneware Vase

Small Salt Fired Vase


This stoneware vase was a class demo on slip accents for work being prepared for salt firing. It was dipped in slip in “greenware” stage, and then while the slip was still wet, slip was swiped away in some spots. After bisque firing those swipes were accented with iron slip, and then piece was high-salt fired, adding subtle evidence of the salt to the decorative marks. 9″ x 8″

Plate Stack

Leaf Plates

Why eat off the same-old, same old? Leaf shaped plates with personality. Plates can be a bit deeper for saucy things or more flat for cheese/crackers. 6″ x 9″ high-fired stoneware, dishwasher safe. $24-26 plates; $28-32 bowls.