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October 04, 2019 at 08:00AM


Reminder the MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour is tomorrow! Please visit a stop or two and get started on Christmas presents or treat yo’self!⁠

I’ve been working on a larger scale for this pitcher. It’s a little difficult to throw as I like everything thin, but it needs the thickness to get tall. Currently I’m throwing the body in two pieces, but it’s still a little finicky and time consuming.⁠



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October 03, 2019 at 08:00AM


I’ll have to be making more of these! This one sold pretty quick! Hope to see you at the MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour Saturday or Sunday (10-5pm.) I’ll be selling in an adorable little cottage on the river on Good Hope Island. It’s stop 2 on Good Hope Rd!⁠

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October 02, 2019 at 07:26AM


plant x geometry paintings⁠
paintings mounted on wood blocks with hanging slot built in. ⁠
mixed media ink and watercolor. 7x7in⁠
floating around somewhere on my etsy shop 😘⁠
I’ll be bringing a few to the MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour!⁠


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October 01, 2019 at 04:00PM


Getting ready to the MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour this weekend! I’ll have some of these handled bowls- good for soups, prep mixing, or shaving. ⁠


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September 20, 2019 at 04:00PM


See you tomorrow at the Holy Hill Art Farm. Come see my handmade functional porcelain goods.⁠


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September 16, 2019 at 07:00AM


Big serving dish with ocean green glaze with cobalt marks. Getting ready for the Holy Hill Art Farm Market on Sept 21- 22. Come and touch my work~ It’s from 9-4pm.⁠


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September 13, 2019 at 03:00PM


I’ve been making some bigger work and it’s harder to pack the kiln with it. But I’ve been getting some nice pieces out. I’m experimenting with some abstraction and decoration and mark making. This one’s about 14″ across.⁠



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September 11, 2019 at 02:00PM


Carrot painting and prints. I’ll have some paintings and prints available for purchase at the Holy Hill Art Farm Market on Sept 21-22 from 9am to 4pm. Hope to see you there~⁠
Check the link in profile for my etsy shop.⁠

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September 11, 2019 at 10:30AM


This painting is up for viewing in the Cedarburg Cultural Center until October 13th. There’s many a fine artwork there to see.⁠



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August 30, 2019 at 01:12PM


Black and white dessert plate. The right size for a slice of pie or a bagel sammich. I’m very happy with this black glaze; in the sun, it’s got a lot of depth to the color.⁠



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August 28, 2019 at 07:00AM


Rainbow scales watercolor painting. I miss this painting in my hallway, but I bet it’s beautiful in its new home.⁠

Prints available on my etsy, now with free shipping 😉⁠


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August 25, 2019 at 06:00PM


Happy #mugshotmonday I got a light box for more professional photos. Ooh so fancy. Photography is my second least favorite part of being an artist, right after updating my website. Maybe that’ll happen next year ha.⁠

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August 14, 2019 at 06:00PM


Staghorn Fern Friend for those who can’t keep the real deal alive (I try hard but my house is so dry in winter)⁠

Prints available on Etsy~⁠

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August 09, 2019 at 05:00AM


New glaze tests- Trying to make a good turquiose and red using @bfiess and Kitten’s glaze recipes. I didn’t expect the red stain to offgas and make so many bubbles. These will need another round of testing to tease out the crazing and get a stronger red color.⁠

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