Friday, August 29, 2008

Just Desserts

The Clay Studio is opening two new shows on Friday September 4th. One is Fellowship artist Colleen Toledanos exhibition subFoundation
The other is Just Desserts. A grouping of dessert settings by eight artists. I sent them round two of the Love-Lies-Bleeding series.

I will be in Minneapolis the week of the opening but all you Philadelphia blog readers should head to The Clay Studio anyway. It will be a good showing as back to school month is always crazy in Old City.

Oooh and Jenn Allen will be showing in the Bonovitz Space. Her work is always super.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Love-Lies-Bleeding Round Two

Whiskey cups
These came out a little darker than the first round. More purple than red. Two of these made there way to Wendy of Moop Bags as a birthday gift from her mother in law. I hope she likes them.

Friday, August 15, 2008

In Use

This is what Stacy Jo Scott Said about a piece on my work that she recently bought.

"This particular piece reminds me of that old enamel ware often used for camping that one can still find in antique stores, where the rims are often chipped off to reveal the rusting metal underneath."

I am so happy she likes it and that she sent me an in use photo.

These are some lovely plates Stacy made.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I just finished my first attempt at the Love-Lies-Bleeding series. I think I like them. Check out Mays post with the same title to see what this is all about

All The Work

Finally! All the work for the American Pottery Festival. Gonna ship these out this week to Minneapolis. It is going to use a lot of bubble wrap. 120 Pieces total.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Corporate Cog

I am so happy to think that my tumbler is helping Amy of The Corporate Cog able to get through the night. Check out her post describing all the things chipping in to save her sanity (those being the items pictured below).
Image borrowed from The Corporate Cogs Blog

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The first work for APF

American Pottery Festival at The Northern Clay Center MN is fast approaching. These are the first glazed pots from all the work I made over the last few weeks.

This weekend though is th Collingswood Crafts and Art Festival. Come check out the work if you are in the area

Monday, August 4, 2008

Sometimes Life is Scary

These little beauties are fundraisers for Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania Advocates(PPSPA), which is the wing of Planned Parenthood charged with affecting legislative decisions made in Southeastern PA. You can get them in my Shop NOW

100% of the selling price of these dishes will be donated to this organization.

These dishes are food safe porcelain
2" x 3.5" x 4"
Perfect little ice cream bowls or for something like nuts and raisins or a dip of some kind.


This is the blurb from Planned Parenthood:

The government is greatly involved in the availability of birth control and information about abortion and often the decider.

- Consider whether public schools are going to include sex education that's more comprehensive than teaching abstention. Planned Parenthood is fighting an uphill battle to counteract the effects of the Bush administration's obsession with promoting "abstinence-only" programs instead of real, comprehensive sex education. Now, at least 1 in 4 teenage girls are infected with an STD.

- PA's legislature has failed to hold a floor vote on the 'EC in the ER' bill. The bill would ensure rape victims receive information on and access to emergency contraception at every Pennsylvania hospital. Currently, half of PA hospitals don't provide this standard care. We don't have enough supportive legislators to pass birth control for rape victims in hospitals.

- Millions of women across the country are facing a crisis when it comes to their access to birth control. Due to a legislative error, the cost of birth control is skyrocketing for college students and low-income women — in some places women are paying 900 percent more for birth control than they were just a few months ago. The law went into effect over a year and half ago, but Congress has failed to fix it.

Planned Parenthood is under attack on multiple fronts – in the courts, in Congress, in the state legislatures, outside health centers. Reproductive health care is under attack – in doctor's offices, in hospitals, in pharmacies, in schools. Planned Parenthood fights anti-choice extremism on every level. We work in the streets, in the states, and in Washington, DC to advance women's health. To keep our doors open and continue serving the millions of Americans that come to Planned Parenthood every year for information and health services, it's clear that we need to step into the electoral arena.

We need to ensure that elected officials support policies and programs that help women and their families, not hurt them. That means we need to get the right people elected and push commonsense preventive health care policies to the forefront of the political dialogue. This means that Planned Parenthood needs a (c)(4) entity to engage in political activities. This event and the (c)(4) are not about the candidates themselves, its about the issues that we're advocating for. Sure as a byproduct - an intended byproduct - PP helps elect elected officials but it's really about educating voters about where candidates stand on these important issues and creating relationships with elected officials to make sure that women's health care issues are addressed properly by government. For the time being, elected officials and public policy makers are a critical player in achieving Planned Parenthood's core activities.

WOW...PMA and ME!!!

I just got the call. I am going to be doing the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show. I am so excited!!!!
My good friend Ingrid Bathe is doing the show as well. My I am going to be crazy busy for the next few months. But I really am so very excited