a Tisket, a Tasket…

Two Baskets

Two Ceramic Baskets

I’m sometimes asked what I use these basket forms for… Being the compulsive collector I am, around our place they hold small rocks, fortune cookie wishes, rubber bands, pencils and more. I even use one for gum wrappers and flotsam in my van. Wide base keeps it stabile. Add a 4″ pansy and voila, you have a hostess gift. Larger basket $45, smaller $35.

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.

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.

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.

Ikebana Vessel

Long Vessel

This piece was made custom for a Sogetsu arranger who decided to get a different piece in the end. I like how it flows but has surprising bends and dents. It would look great filled overflowing with food and flowers and all manner of things. Stoneware, highfired for durability. About 20″ long 8-9″ wide, 6″ tall. ┬áThis piece found a home but could be custom ordered $150+/-.

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.

“Little Bird”


This woodfired vase came out of the kiln so bloated and odd looking it seemed like a disaster. The bubbles are from gases trying to escape the molten clay when it started to harden in the firing. So ugly she is beautiful. It sits looking like a chubby canary. 8″ x 7″ = $195

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.