Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I found this color pencil drawing today that I did several years ago. It is a copy from an original work. I believe that the artist was Jakob Marrel.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Wine Bottle Coaster

The idea for my wine bottle coaster came out of my experimentation with throwing one ceramic form within another. The goal was to create the inside different from the outside.

With this design, the inner form is a cylinder to hold the wine bottle while creating a nice architectural outer form.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Classic Itailian Form

The inspiration for this vase came from classic Italian metal forms that I found on the internet. All the pieces had groves cut into the surfaces to add unity and interest. I've done the same with this piece by putting grooves below the lip and lower half of the vase body.

The foot on this vase was thrown apart from the body and later attached.