Monday, November 19, 2012

artist statement

Blue Fire..........artist statement
The hand-built clay artworks i create are expressions of my joyful relationship with the creative process and the natural world; animals, birds, owls, horses and two legged humans, all manifestations of the sacred dream of love and power...they are gifts from the Great Mystery, the energetic ocean of Creation.
They are wonders, curiosities, teachers, and beautiful... I’m fascinated by all the Beings of the natural world. Nature is the revelation of the Divine, the Mystery..., the sacred made visible .......
.......... art is a sacred process for me.
I work with clay, fire and dreams. For me, artwork
is the practice of perceiving the sacred in the moment.. .....and honoring that truth... bringing sacred dreams
from the mystery into the literal world. Using clay
and my hands i bring into form the dreams in my heart ...i work with the clay, co-creating with the clay.... watching the piece come into being...this feels magical....
I leave the marks of this exciting process visible in
the texture of the surface on each artwork.... I layer into the surface colorful under glazes, terra sigillata or slip. The piece is fired several times. Underglazes, while permanent, have a soft look allowing the texture of
the clay and the forming process to remain visible.
I'm grateful to be working with clay - have for 20 years!

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kiln opening

Saturday, November 10, 2012

a different kind of kiln opening....


i have no idea how this stuff works....



looks toasted....

alright, we're back up and running....                                         

Sunday, September 2, 2012


 i had so much fun painting the colorful underglazes onto these pieces. 
things went especially smoothy and the colors are so rich. sometimes its just like that, i get into a groove where everything comes together! i'm sure my visit to Craggy Pinnacle to visit with Grandmother Blue Moon the night before had a lot to do with this ease.

  i started at 7am saturday morning and finished at midnight. this is a picture of the loaded kiln ready for firing... there are three layers of shelves and pieces, you see the top shelf. the one large owl that you see in the bottom right corner is standing on the bottom shelf, whoooo!

the colors of these underglazes when fired to 1900 degrees will be permanent and will become even a little richer.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Owl Person Taking Flight into the Beauty of the Moment

Owl Person Taking Flight into the Beauty of the Moment......that moment when the Sun first comes up from below the horizon in the morning, pure love and potential fills her heart, she opens her wings...... whooooo!
7-1/2" tall                                                   Just listed in my Etsy shop. Whoooooo!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Jenny The Artist: Blue Fire Studio

Jenny The Artist: Blue Fire Studio: Ceramic Owls, Whimsical Owl Sculpture, Art, Owl Couple Dreaming Love and Beauty by the Lake. "i am Blue Fire. ....i've been doing art...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

slide show

slide show of new work..........

Just back from an INSPIRING workshop with Paul Wandless 

Clay and Printmaking

....this is a still wet sample of a monoprint with underglaze on a white slab (but grey while wet). the black lines are drawn first with a slip trailer. then layers of colors are painted or printed on. 

the thing that is so different is that the colors really don't move around much as they are brushed on, in other words they don't blend but because they are translucent they layer. a very nice feeling to this process which i want to explore. when this piece is dry i'll fire it and post the results.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

what are these owls all about?

I must have made 1000 owls by now.....what are these owls all about? 

well, generally speaking, all of nature is my teacher.....

....and these owls with eyes looking right at the viewer?

 those eyes say to me "Awaken, 
re-member the ancient wisdom and knowledge that my soul carries into this life.....

See through the illusion...

and re-member ....
i am free, 
i am love, 
i am power, 
i am connected to ALL, 
i am sacred, 
you are sacred, 
All is sacred. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New art in my Etsy shop...

new pieces are going into my Etsy shop this week. some of these were shown at the Big Crafty....

this is a big wall hanging owl...14" wide
Title: Flying Owl Holding Herself Open to Her Spirit Song at Sunset

Flying Owl Holding Herself Open to Her Spirit Song

Sunday, July 1, 2012