Friday, December 18, 2009


Watching snow fall in the woods…feeling peaceful.
“Wabi-Sabi ia a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.
It is a beauty of things modest and humble.
It is a beauty of things unconventional.”
Quote from Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren

Saturday, December 12, 2009

first group of the 100 horse journey ...... a few owls looking on

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100 horse journey: notes on the first glaze firings

results are very interesting..i did 2 glaze firings.
first a cone 6 firing of red stone clay with terra sigillata, under glaze pencils and chalks.
the colors look very muted, colors burn out at cone 6. nice in a muted kind of way. and the clay has a soft smooth look. and it clinks like porcelain, nice. i want to fire these to cone o2. and see if the colors hold.

2nd firing: cone 04 raku clay. really nice results. colors are true and beautiful. i can see all the details of my work with underglaze pencils. no chalks on this group. the cobalt carbonate stain is a beautiful dark blue accenting the textures. red iron oxide is nice and rust red. terra sig looks good, too.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

100 Horse Journey

the first 21 horses are frolicking in the kiln for the glaze firing. i will be show them at my studio, saturday, december 12, just a couple of days from now....there are some really nice owls, too.

Monday, November 30, 2009

100 horse journey

the intent* i hold gently is to begin creating 100 horses as sketches, ideas, a way of opening myself to the Dream of Love and to the Power of Love and create "art works" which ground that energy in the physical world**
i'm beginning with small pieces and will finish with several large pieces. this may take some "time". i'll post images and notes about my journey along the way.....

*my intent is open to responding to the energy generated and that which exists in the grid, in the Dream of Love within me and as i connect to the Dream all around me....)
** see future posts about what i mean by "art work". my definition is different from that which is used in this culture....
the horse is my power animal, thus an appropriate guide for this kind of pursuit....

100 horse journey

100 horse journey

the first 13 are snorting and stomping around the studio at home....

Monday, November 23, 2009

flying tree ornaments

christmas tree ornaments
are in the kiln. they are small flying birds made of white porcelain. i'm eager to see them!!! but they have been firing all night
and have a couple more hours to go , so no pictures yet!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The hand made clay art works that i create are Visionary Art Works.

…. visionary art creative process:
i journey into my energy where i connect with the Source of All Creation. I do this consciously using the drum. I journey on the sound of the drum into my energy and with intent I bring back images that are healing .... I bring the memory of my own sacredness from the Mystery into my clay creations....these art works can be mirrors reminding you of you own creativity and sacredness.

.... I bring this healing creative energy into the clay owls, horses, Jaguars, winged ones (birds) and two legged humans that I create. I work with these beings in my energy, they represent aspects of the energy of the sacred dream of love and power... within me and all around me...My art works are gifts from the Great Mystery, the energetic Source of Creation...

.......the physical process:
using clay and my hands i bring into form my heart dreams...i work with clay, co-creating with the Earth....watching the piece come into being...this feels magical....i leave the marks of this exciting process visible in the texture of the surface of the artwork.... I layer into the surface colorful under glazes, terra sigillata or slip. the piece is fired several times. these colorful finishes while permanent have a soft look allowing the texture of the clay and the forming process to remain visible.

…Blue Fire……this name was given to me by my spiritual teacher about 12 years ago. when I say this name i remember myself, my sacredness, my truth. …….. Larger artworks ……… Smaller pieces

Yes, I do custom visionary artworks.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

i am a warrior for my Spirit

Inspired by ancient sacred warrior masks of
Teotihuacan. This is made from clay which is still drying. I will finish it with terra sigillata and underglazes in a couple of weeks. I am remembering (finding in my present energy)teaching sacred art in past heart supported by the Dream of Love is bringing me home to teaching this now. /with my Spirit eyes looking right back at me, my ego can not deny my truth.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shaman from Peru coming to Black Dome/Mt. Mitchell

From the Heart of the Andes to the Heart of the Southeast

Pilgrimage & Teachings with Q’ero Elder, Don Mariano Quispe

I'm really excited about this. I will be participating in this ceremonial honoring and feeding of my beloved mountians here, specifically Black Dome also know as Mt. Mitchell.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

this week's mountain top

.........a visit to mountain tops for in-spirit-ration, i feel a deep desire to visit the beautiful mountain tops around where i love-live. this is Max Patch near the Smoky Mountains. The Appalachian Trail crosses this beautiful wildflower filled pasture on top of the world.........

Friday, March 6, 2009

Jaguar Bowl

Jaguar Bowl will be seen for a year by a million viewers in this ad.  Jaguar....... choosing to be visible, honoring the truth of my soul, being responsible for my life and my use of my energy with integrity, creating with the Dream of Love. Click on the image to see an enlarged view.