Sunday, March 30, 2014

street markings..

I am always taking notice of the subtleties around me as I walk or run around the city and the coast. There are so many amazing patterns casually juxtaposed on walls, sidewalks and trees. Some are naturally occurring while others quite deliberate and utilitarian perhaps unknowing of their aesthetic qualities. I love seeing these geometric and circular shapes and forms and try and snap them when I can and use later to inform plate designs.

such beauty and color and texture:

and shapes find their way to clay..

Monday, March 24, 2014


for most of you, the winter of 2013-14 has been one non stop polar vortex of cold snow and sleet. much like the winter of 1993-94..the winter that encouraged my move to the west coast from new york. it was enough for me..ruined shoes,cancelled plans. i was done.
but i still keep tabs on what's going on weather wise there and know it has been challenging. while we have had an unseasonably warm and sunny winter, we have our own vortex of drought to be concerned about.
but there are distractions from all this..fresh blooms on the trees, birds mating, scent of renewal, and just knowing a transition is afoot.

and new spring pieces are launched in two favorite shops: anthropologie and sundance.
available now online. limited editions..

deep black botanical platter at anthropologie:

creamy white and yellow- turquoise and gray serve bowl at sundance:

bringing a bit of light and air to the season.