I woke up this super snowy Mass morning to a very flattering email (“Your work sorta floored all of us here around the BC office. We just had to post it. Amazing“) that included a link to this lovely blog post feature by the folks at Big Cartel, my new online gallery store venue. Click here to read their blog comments, and see the mini slide show of images they chose from my store. Check out my new Gallery store here.
Thank you, Big Cartel!
I’m pleased to share that my cups are featured in Cottages & Bungalows January 2011 issue in their Retro Shopping section about Art Nouveau design titled “In Vogue.”
Art Nouveau pattern, design and architecture have been long-time influences for my work. Indeed, I started an animal series (mostly birds and rabbits, like the one pictured below from the magazine spread) about five years ago as a direct result of loving the repeat animal motifs in Art Nouveau prints, wallpapers and fabrics. Art Nouveau’s defining characteristics are organic flowing lines, curvilinear forms and highly stylized floral and botanical motifs. It’s peak was the turn of the 20th century, and was about making art a part of everyday life. Since that all sounds good to me, sometimes I wonder with humor if I’m a maker from a different era. I’m delighted to read however, that according to C & B, Art Nouveau style is *making a comeback*. Well, I’m ready! With Nouveau bells on!
Thank you to Ceramics Monthly for doing a synopsis (p. 62) for my Surface Decoration DVD in their November issue. And welcome to those of you who came to my website looking for more information after reading it! Everything you could possibly want to know about the DVD (including fan comments, techniques covered for pots to sculpture, a sneak peek trailer clip, and the link to buy!) is on my DVD page right HERE.
Thank you for your interest and support for this independently made, produced and distributed instructional video.
It is a wonderful surprise to be on the cover of Clay Times (Jan/Feb issue) for the exhibition “Celebrating 10 Years of Clay” at the m.t. burton gallery in NJ concurrent with NCECA in Philly. Thank you to Matt Burton for sending the image and Clay Times for choosing it!