Blue-green glaze on casserole
with Live Oak imprint.
Ceramics became my focus in college in the 1960’s, graduating with an
MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in 1971. A few years out of college other
vocations took the forefront and ceramics held a back seat. After I
retired in 2015, I had the opportunity to set up my studio for both the
animal rubber stamps and pottery.
I am working with cone 6
porcelain and high-fire (lead-free) glazes that I primarily formulate
myself. My work is electric fired and is oven, microwave and dishwasher
SAFE. Depending on the character of the intended piece, I use both wheel
thrown and hand-built techniques.
One of the hallmarks of my work is the use of Texas plant leaves, made into ceramic stamps, that I have
gathered from around our ranch. Many of the Oaks, Fig, and Cedar are
some of my favorite leaves. Pictured is of a small casserole using the
Live Oak stamps and a blue-green glaze. Another is a custom dinnerware
order in dark green glaze with Cedar fond imprints.
Bowl with multi-glaze white base.
In addition to standard dinnerware, I enjoy making specialty items like tea caddies,
microwave egg cookers, butter dishes, honey pots, sponge & spoon
holders, or cookie stamps, among other things. Glaze colors range from
white and greys through greens and blues to tan and iron reds and any
My sole marketing is through local weekend
markets, as I do not have a showroom at the ranch. My primary outlet is
the Johnson City Market in Texas which is held the 4th full weekend of
every month (March thru November). The hours of that market are 9-5 on
Saturdays and 9-4 on Sundays (weather permitting).
I do not usually sell “on-line” as pieces are meant to be seen and handled in person. Each
piece is distinctive and a personal choice for the buyer. I welcome your
emails and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about
both my ceramics and animal rubber stamps.