We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.

Oct 5, 2009

Pit Fire Vase $30 SOLD

The surface of pit fired pots often exhibit wonderful surface effects. Beautiful and vibrant designs are etched in unglazed vessels by dancing flames that are the results of combustible materials.
My wheel thrown pieces, after drying, are sealed with a very fine clay referred to as Terra Sigillata, literally meaning sealed earth. Each pot is then burnished with a smooth stone to achieve a very smooth glossy sheen. The pots are then bisqued fired in an electric kiln.
The final firing occurs in a pit filled with combustibles varying from sawdust, seaweed, cow pies to miracle grow.
Although not functional these pieces can be used by placing a glass container in them to hold water.

Oct 4, 2009

8" Pit Fired Vase $30 SOLD

Fired with various minerals in a pit. The resulting surface is different with each
pot. To make this functional as a vase please use a glass vase inside for water.

Pit Fired Vase $28

Pit fired pots are beautifully unique and very earthy. If you're
not a traditional ceramic surface person then you will love these

6" Porcelain Cone Flower Vase $38 SOLD

This is another "Charleston" piece and again hand carved with
Cone Flowers. It's glazed in a beautiful light green Celadon glaze.

Porcelain Celadon Vase $48

This piece is 8"tall and is hand carved with delicate Cone flowers by my
wife. This series of porcelain pottery was created when we were in Charleston
South Carolina.

Porcelain Tea Bowls $40 each

These tea bowls are individually hand carved and each have their
own unique characteristics. They are each 4" tall and glazed in

Oct 3, 2009

Etched Chinese Craines w/Lapis Lazuli and Opals-$350

This is such a detailed and wonderful piece. The arched cranes are framed with heavy, braided
wire and are seated on a horizontally set lapis rather than the traditional verticle.There are negative cut out spaces above the cranes to resemble stained glass in an arched window. It actually lends balance to the composition. The tiny opals
give the whole piece symmetry while hanging from a beautifully designed chain, made with hammered links and silver beads. As with all my chains, the closures are hand made as well.
This is a steal at this price!

All Sterling Equine Pendent with hand made chain-$250

This pendent and chain is a nice sturdy piece. Much silver went into the making of it and the actual horse part is a negative space so that whatever color you're wearing it on will show through. If you're a horse person you will love this piece and I guarantee no one will have
one like it.

Horse Charm Bracelet- $100

I don't usually create equine jewelery, however I designed these pieces for a small gallery in Saratoga NY. She has since decided not to carry jewelry so I am offering them to you at a much greater discount. I have another one with a different horse, and different chain. Contact me and we can figure out what size you need and I will adjust it for you at no cost. Excuse this photo for some reason it looks gold rather than silver. It is all sterling.

Carnelian and Red Pearl Post Earrings-$48

As you can see by now, I love to work with Carnelians. The orange red color of the stone (thought to be a healing stone) and the sterling silver are a great match.

Picture Jasper with hand cut tree all sterling $300

If you enjoy the outdoors and are fond of anything natural, this is the piece for you.
I made it as simply and comfortable as possible. I sketched the tree, cut it from a sheet of 22 gauge silver. I then textured it and soldered it to the bezel. Setting the
stone was a bit tricky since the tree had to be slightly beveled to match the curve of the cabochon. I think what is so special about this piece is that the owner can wear it with casual wear or dress it up, therefore getting every penny's worth in this difficult economic time.