This was a quickly made playful piece, but I've ended up being rather attached to her. She sits next to me on the windowsill, where I write.
 Unglazed terra cotta tree. Testing out the feel of a rougher clay, while I was working in the studio in New Orleans in December 2015.
 Making drawings on clay. Sometimes I just want to draw on it, as if it were paper.
 Always trees and water, the coming together of them. Some of the beaches here have trees hanging over the sand, and there are seedpods and leaves dropped among the seaweed and shells.
 Glazed with a celadon glaze. I love the word and the color, this Asian barely-there green.
 I made this mural a few years ago, with the electric kiln I had in Seattle. It's about 3 feet square, and I still haven't found where in my house I want to install it. Since I was doing it as a form of play, I went with a brilliant grout - just to see what would happen with it.
 Here's a closeup of the spiral's center. Some of the glaze formed crystals, which I like a lot.
 This design is taken from an ancient Japanese crest. I was fascinated by those crests, and made a number of molds for different designs.
 Salmon facing left...
 ... and a different salmon facing right. I made several sets of these two book-end tiles, and sold them as a pair for people to put up on their walls.
European-style tile
European-style tile
 Another view of the glazed tile. Tiles can vary in thickness.
moon-tiles.jpg
japanese-crest-cloves-2.jpg
japanese-crest-cloves.jpg
royal-blue-cloves.jpg
sky-blue-bird-woman-2.jpg
Woman and bird, a different glaze
Woman and bird, a different glaze
aequorea victoria jellyfish.jpg
fishfacingleft2.jpg
 This one is sculpted in a rougher clay that has big chunks of grog (fired clay) in it. Not really suited for carving out sails and masts...
fishfacingright4.jpg
fish-closeupbetter.jpg
jellyfish-tile.jpg
raven-porcelain-tile.jpg
hummingbird-tile.jpg
border-tile.jpg
sky-blue-border-1.jpg
 This commissioned tile mural has more than 300 individual pieces, each individually painted and grouted onto the backboard. The medium is paperclay because of the weight.  
 Donor recognition tiles for Denise Louie Childcare Center in Seattle.  
 This was a quickly made playful piece, but I've ended up being rather attached to her. She sits next to me on the windowsill, where I write.
This was a quickly made playful piece, but I've ended up being rather attached to her. She sits next to me on the windowsill, where I write.
 Unglazed terra cotta tree. Testing out the feel of a rougher clay, while I was working in the studio in New Orleans in December 2015.
Unglazed terra cotta tree. Testing out the feel of a rougher clay, while I was working in the studio in New Orleans in December 2015.
 Making drawings on clay. Sometimes I just want to draw on it, as if it were paper.
Making drawings on clay. Sometimes I just want to draw on it, as if it were paper.
 Always trees and water, the coming together of them. Some of the beaches here have trees hanging over the sand, and there are seedpods and leaves dropped among the seaweed and shells.
Always trees and water, the coming together of them. Some of the beaches here have trees hanging over the sand, and there are seedpods and leaves dropped among the seaweed and shells.
 Glazed with a celadon glaze. I love the word and the color, this Asian barely-there green.
Glazed with a celadon glaze. I love the word and the color, this Asian barely-there green.
 I made this mural a few years ago, with the electric kiln I had in Seattle. It's about 3 feet square, and I still haven't found where in my house I want to install it. Since I was doing it as a form of play, I went with a brilliant grout - just to see what would happen with it.
I made this mural a few years ago, with the electric kiln I had in Seattle. It's about 3 feet square, and I still haven't found where in my house I want to install it. Since I was doing it as a form of play, I went with a brilliant grout - just to see what would happen with it.
 Here's a closeup of the spiral's center. Some of the glaze formed crystals, which I like a lot.
Here's a closeup of the spiral's center. Some of the glaze formed crystals, which I like a lot.
 This design is taken from an ancient Japanese crest. I was fascinated by those crests, and made a number of molds for different designs.
This design is taken from an ancient Japanese crest. I was fascinated by those crests, and made a number of molds for different designs.
 Salmon facing left...
Salmon facing left...
 ... and a different salmon facing right. I made several sets of these two book-end tiles, and sold them as a pair for people to put up on their walls.
... and a different salmon facing right. I made several sets of these two book-end tiles, and sold them as a pair for people to put up on their walls.
European-style tile
European-style tileThis tile is incised, painted with underglaze, and then finished with a clear glaze.
 Another view of the glazed tile. Tiles can vary in thickness.
Another view of the glazed tile. Tiles can vary in thickness.
moon-tiles.jpg
japanese-crest-cloves-2.jpg
japanese-crest-cloves.jpg
royal-blue-cloves.jpg
sky-blue-bird-woman-2.jpg
Woman and bird, a different glaze
Woman and bird, a different glaze
aequorea victoria jellyfish.jpg
fishfacingleft2.jpg
 This one is sculpted in a rougher clay that has big chunks of grog (fired clay) in it. Not really suited for carving out sails and masts...
This one is sculpted in a rougher clay that has big chunks of grog (fired clay) in it. Not really suited for carving out sails and masts...
fishfacingright4.jpg
fish-closeupbetter.jpg
jellyfish-tile.jpg
raven-porcelain-tile.jpg
hummingbird-tile.jpg
border-tile.jpg
sky-blue-border-1.jpg
 This commissioned tile mural has more than 300 individual pieces, each individually painted and grouted onto the backboard. The medium is paperclay because of the weight.  
This commissioned tile mural has more than 300 individual pieces, each individually painted and grouted onto the backboard. The medium is paperclay because of the weight. 
 Donor recognition tiles for Denise Louie Childcare Center in Seattle.  
Donor recognition tiles for Denise Louie Childcare Center in Seattle. 
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