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.

Sep 18, 2011


I blackened the silver hoop and post to give contrast to the white pearl...what do you think?

I liked the idea of the tall and short stem....what do you think?

This combo seems to me to be comical, don't know why...what do you think?

OK, I had to get a little funky cause you know that's just how I "roll"!


I'd love to know what pair you like the best...just out of curiosity, so if you have a minute press the "comment" button!

Sep 12, 2011

Sterling with white pearl earrings

This pair of earrings are smaller and I've blackened the stems so that the pearls look like they are floating

Sep 10, 2011

Sterling Silver and peach cultured pearls SOLD

This pair of earrings are about the size of a silver dollar...The pearls are cultured and not fresh water.
The findings are lever back and they are very light...I have a "bunch" more along this line using different size and color pearls, different size hoops, and different mountings for the pearls. Stay tuned!!!

Sep 9, 2011

Rabbit's Ass Pot

OK OK, I know this is a strange little vessel but I couldn't resist it when Bruce came to me and said he thought the form looked like an "owl" and I said (just to be a snot!) no I think it looks like a rabbit's ass...well then what else was left to do but to make it a rabbit's ass!!! Enjoy!

Sep 7, 2011

6" porcelaine lidded vessel hand carved with celadon glaze

This piece is one of a series of three that we did together. The carving is quite extensive and took many hours. This among others will be in the "Nature Inspired" show at the Sozda Gallery in November.
Details to come...hope to see everyone there.

Fish Pot, 9.5 inches high, Soda fired stoneware

This vessel was created by Bruce and fired in a student built Soda Kiln at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida.
The glaze has a wonderful earthy color and slightly metallic surface. The fish are hand sculpted by Cathy and have an iron wash rubbed into the texture she created with various tools.

9.5 inches, Soda Fired stoneware with hand
sculpted fish and Temoku glaze

Sep 5, 2011

Bob White Quail, mixed media (acrylic, ink, pencil) on gesso board 6x8

Well, I'm done painting Mr. Bob White. This painting is a small piece, 6"x8" on a ridged gesso board and will end up with a wonderful hand made, one of a kind frame created by my friend and woodworker Eric Troast.
The image came from one of Bruce's slides from a long time ago but I've always liked the rich colors in the bird that seemed to echo with the broken tree behind it. Even in its winter environment, all puffed up, he looks quite special.                                                                                                                                                                                

Sep 1, 2011

Bob White Quale Mixed Media on Gesso Board

Not quite finished with this yet but it helps to see it on the computer screen to critique it before
going on. The right side of the image need more twigs, branches and weeds poking through the
snow to help balance with the tree and bird. I blocked my values in with acrylic washes and am
now working with rapidograph pens and colored pencils. It's strange how I seem to have a need
to work close and into a small space after working on a large format with big brushes. Almost
like curling up with a security blanket for awhile before going off again to a bigger place.