I loved working at the wheel - I mean I really loved it. Creating forms that would then be carved with my favorite totems & petroglyphs - sheer joy for me.
But then, my hands started to ache. I researched hand exercises & started doing them every morning, but it just got worse. One day, ...
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Letting go of the wheel was not easy but after more than 20 years as a potter who loves the wheel, both my hands developed chronic tendinitis. As it became more difficult and painful to wedge, center, and throw, I resolved to create more sculptural work...letting go of the wheel.Inspired by my love ...
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Since the Choctaw language didn’t have equivalent military terms, a code within a code had to be quickly developed.
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Spirits Rising, an exhibition of my work, opens April 3 at Red Earth Art Center in Oklahoma City. This is wildly exciting for me so I hope you will bear with my exuberance. Installation day was Friday, March 31, and I thought you might enjoy a couple of "behind the scenes" photo...
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It is with breathless anticipation that I announce my solo exhibition, Spirits Rising, opening April 3.
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I am pleased to invite you to the Opening Reception April 5 from 5-7 pm at the Red Earth Art Center, 6 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City. If you are not in or around Oklahoma City,...
Daily Fight to Survive
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Hummingbird is known as a warrior spirit with healing powers, and one of the strongest totems. The tiny hummingbird embodies the spirit of a great warrior. His daily fight for survival shows us that success is not only for the large and powerful. Etched in stoneware, this hum...
Happy New Year! Recently I read that the second Monday in January is called Blue Monday because of the let-down after the holidays.
A New Adventure
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For me it has been a time of transition to a new body of work and a new way of working. Thrilling? Yes! Scary? Yes, of course! Change brings many pro...
Last month I gave you a little tease about my new direction...but just so you know I'm serious...I've sold two of my pottery wheels, making room in the studio for a third work table and two sculpture stations. (Hint: expect to see Spirits Rising (right) appear in different forms.)
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We all have those days when we'd just rather pull the covers over our sleepy head and hide from the world. Been there, don't think I've actually ever done it though.
For 32 years I had to get up at the unearthly hour of 5:00 am, sometimes 4:30 (ugh) - or depending on where I was in ...
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Over the past several months, many of you have asked if you could purchase pottery on my website. So...I'm delighted to announce...NOW you can!
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And because I truly value your support, I am offering free shipping in the US on all Lidded Jars, Altered Vessels, & Plates and Pl...