In the Details

One does a whole painting for one peach
and people think just the opposite —that particular peach is but a detail.

~ Pablo Picasso, (Spanish Artist and Painter, 1881-1973)


A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.
~ John Foster Dulles, (American US Republican Secretary of State (1953-59).

This is all brand new work unloaded just last week!  Some have already sold, others are in boxes in or on their way to Philadelphia awaiting installation in exhibitions for NCECA, and still more will be packed up today for a drive down to Philly for another conference exhibition.  (Details on all next week’s conference shows are on my Schedule page here.)


We think in generalities, but we live in detail. ~ Alfred North Whitehead (British Mathematician and Philosopher, 1861-1947)

So, this is a teaser post, a glimpse of form and detail.  I wanted to share some new work with you to show the underglaze dots and stripes I’ve been working with and mentioned here, but am saving the full reveal for those of you who will be able to get to some shows in person at NCECA next week.  Consider this an enticement (whether you are able to attend Philly or not), to seek out ArtAxis, La Mesa and the Studio Pottery Invitational in Philly, or check back here in early April for more pics in their entirety, and pieces to purchase at my online store.


Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
~ Helen Hayes, (American stage and film Actress, 1900-1993)

6 thoughts on “In the Details

  1. hi kristen… the added touches of vibrant color are the perfect step forward in this amazing evolution of work. the restraint seems in just the right balance. lovely, particularly the first flower brick with the honey stripe.

  2. I’m enjoying that plate! Formal with a splash of Funky fun color. You’ll capture a whole different crowd with that style. It looks and sounds like your having a great time! See you in another class someday.

  3. Hey Kristen. Love the stripes and dots. The blue dandelion jar is my favorite. Wish I could see them in person at Philly. Hope the truck shopping is going well.

  4. loving the new work! That plate is speaking to me! wish I could be in Philly to see your new work in person this year, bummer. Have a great time at the conference!

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