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.

Nov 2, 2014

Celadon Bowl and Scorpion Covered Pot

 Altered Porcelain Bowl above has a hand cut rim and water etched design. The design is added after the piece is dry, in the greenware stage varnish is brushed on to make a design and when dry the unvarnished clay is washed and removed. The piece is then fired and glazed and re-fired to the finished state.
This covered piece has a solid cast bronze scorpion finial. It has a threaded piece soldered to its base so that it fits through a hole in the cover and attached with a small nut to keep it in place. The design
on the pot is created by a technique called chattering. The piece spins on the wheel while a metal tool
rests on the surface and bounces to create the texture.

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