Sulphur Bluff, Texas, USA


Source Material

Rutherford B. Hayes "I am a radical in thought and principle, and a conservative in method and conduct."

Siamese Twin Birds - I guess there are too many siamese cats in the world and not enough other animals, I plan on changing that.

Ninefruit Jar - Galations 5:22



I am working on a new design of a stackable bowl. I can never make enough decent, simple, stacking cereal-sized bowls. To me, simpler pots are the ones with more dignity.

::a bit of an excerpt from my thesis paper last spring::

In a piece I call the Ninefruit Bowls I feel the subject is easily identified. On nine small fruit-sized bowls I drew nine different fruits. The bowls are symbols of gifts that God has given to all people. In Scripture, Galatians 5:22 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." This is an example of how my drawings can be allegorical. A dietician would recommend a small bowl of fresh fruit every day for your body, and a minister would prescribe scripture to feed the soul. These small bowls are the simplest forms I make; I believe they are also the most practical. They were made to serve.


Snake Jar

The battery in my camera is dead and between here and Montgomery we can't find the charger. So, I've managed to capture a few photos on my laptop using Photo Booth. These are a couple of new pieces I am working on, covered jar type forms.

Where there's clouds don't mean there's rain,
Tears in my eyes don't mean there's pain.



Teapots, etc.

I am busy making teapots, bottles, covered jars, and about to start on some bowls. Being here in the mountains makes me want to keep things simple, clean, and easy. There is a bit of a shift in my vision, not sure what it is from. I'm not as concerned with putting imagery on the pottery and that dictating what it is (monkey bottle, etc.) as much as I am making and seeing the pottery and trying to react and compliment the forms and subtle elements of the pots with whatever decoration I go with.

Michael Simon is a potter who did this. I know he has influenced a lot of the potters in this area and it echos in their work. This teapot I made is certainly influenced by his work, a lot of the pots I am making now seem to be.

Back to the wheel...


Turner Porcelain (white and round)

I am house/studio/dog/cat sitting for Barking Spider Pottery. Jon and Becki have graciously let me use their wonderful studio while they are away.

So far I've pounded through 50lbs of Tom Turners Porcelain. It is a real pleasure to work with. More on what I am making later.