|goodbye 2014 and welcome 2015|
Best Wishes for an Inspirational and Prosperous New Year!
|instant gratification-ochazuke for breakfast|
Lately I have spent my days working quietly and quickly, moving from one project to another. Many things have happened and many things not. I did, however, managed to do a little throwing of cups and bowls. And drops. Wheel-thrown porcelain drops. All the while wishing for a little rain.
With water, porcelain and a spinning wheel I made rain drops, then snow drops and finally a few tear drops. They all look the same, I know. They are little prayers for rain. Dreams and wishes for a wet winter. It's the context and in certain moments, the content that changes.
Lots of little prayers, little wishes and little dreams coming true....
|fresh from the kiln--the plain ones will get a layer of glaze|
|Lightness and Pluck waiting for their next adventure in the kiln|
|Dahlias in bloom at the Mendocino County Botanical Gardens-photo by CDR|
|trial wall pieces done with colored porcelain clay, terra cotta and basalt clay, stoneware|
|wild asters and sea grasses|
|Cairn, bone dry and Within getting a critique|
|little blackbird made of basalt clay|
|Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve (Coastal)|
|"Within" and "Shelter"|
|main work area on left with kiln room and clay storage far right|
|nearly done Shelter waiting for my return|