Te Amo

Te Amo

“Te Amo”, a recent painting I did for my best friend’s birthday. She wanted a sugar skull. I wanted to make it special. The Incan Cross is in honor of her Peruvian home. The rest is just me putting a whole lot of love into a painting for someone dear to my heart. 18×24 Oil […]

My Song

Younger than my age. Not safe for work. Articulate, sometimes. Liberal, always. I pulled a u-haul behind my jeep and I moved in, with myself. BIG sailboats out of the sight of land. Jeep in a Baja MX desert way out of sight of man. Wreck diving the Philippines. Sleeping bag under the stars in […]

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The Journal

I wrote in my journal today. It was the first time in over a year since I had written anything. Coming out of depression is scary and amazing. Change is scary and amazing. Living is scary and amazing. As I sat outside around the corner from my apartment writing outside the coffee shop,  the sun […]

Dragon Vase

Twin Dragon Vase

                  The Twin Dragon Vase is the last large fine art ceramic piece I created before I graduated from art school at ECU. As described in earlier posts this cast iron like glaze is fired to cone 6 on a cone 10 white stoneware body.  Spraying the glaze […]

Lizard Urn

Lizard Urn

              This was my first real fine art ceramic piece that crosses the line between utilitarian and purely decorative.  This is one of a series of “black iron”  ceramic pieces. The glaze is a cone 10 glaze over white stoneware. I created this glaze on a whim one day […]

Ash Glaze Wood Fired Urn

Ash Glaze Wood Fired Urn

  This is one of my greatest creations.  It is a stoneware body fired to cone 10-11 for about 12 hours under very heavy reduction. It took two separate firings to achieve this look. The glaze is a natural byproduct of the ashe from the pine we burned.  The inside has a translucent glaze filled […]