Sulphur Bluff, Texas, USA


etsy site launch monday

This cup, others like it, bowls, pitchers, drawings on paper, and a whole multitude of other new work from the studio will be available for sale exclusively on etsy for two weeks from Feb. 14th thru Feb. 25th.

on to the next one.



The year of the rabbit when year of the rabbit wasn't cool. This is a mug from my last firing in Nov. of 2010.


Making Vol. 2

These are some of the pots I made during my stint at Fork Mountain Pottery.


cups with trigger handles

same cups with my best Kline vines

Same Cups.

thin tile #6 over vine patterns.

same cups.

My hope is that the vines will provide subtle background for the featured drawings, an illusion of depth.

This is an excerpt from my thesis support paper I wrote last spring.


"I start a picture and I finish it. I don't think about art while I work. I try to think
about life” (Jean Michel Basquiat).

...Early Native-American mimbres pottery was drawn on for several reasons, one of which was ritual, mostly pertaining to burial processions. Some of the drawings are just records of what was happening - a fishing trip, a successful hunt, or maybe an exciting birth in the village. They drew on their pots what was relevant to them at the time. This is what I am trying to do with my drawings: recording things that are important to me - even though some of them may be fantasy.

I try to capture the connection between life and objects in my artwork. The pottery is the
object and the images are life. The choice to make objects that serve a function fortifies my
attempts to convey life...

more later.
Love, John