View from the Studio

  • Finally, I'm a calendar girl!

    Yes, it's true! At the ripe age of 64, I've become a calendar girl. When the next calendar rolls out for the International Ceramic Artists Network,...
  • It's Owl-o-ween in the studio this week!

    When I'm etching owls on a piece, the design takes on a life of its own. Each owl seems to have a distinct personality.
  • Ahoy there!

    Whales provide ongoing inspiration in my studio. Read more and see a few images.
  • Hanging on until the river flows again

    How following random paths of new-to-me ways of working has led me back to enjoying life in the studio again. Full of that feeling of discovery and "not knowing," I'm eager to share my excitement and take you with me on this journey.

  • Made-to-Order Mugs

    Made-to-Order Mugs... Join Studio Friends to get a sneak peek at new designs.
  • Cash for Camp!

    Because of the ongoing encouragement and support, we could step up one more time to make a little difference. 

    Since the pandemic, you've helped me raise funds for the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo ($1,553) and Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ($2,024). And now making a donation to Camp Ocean Pines.

    In the scope of need, it doesn't go very far. I know these donations are just a teeny tiny drop in the bucket. But it's a drop... And that's something, right?

  • THANKS! - yes, in all uppercase - to UPPERCASE!

    What a thrill to be included in this book published by Uppercase! Ceramics, Profiles of Potters and Artisans, is part of the Uppercase Encyclopedi...
  • Beginner's mind... and what Camp taught me

    Several years ago, I enrolled myself in the California Naturalist program presented through UC California at Camp Ocean Pines on the central coast ...
  • How I became a potter-artist

    I was recently prompted on social media to share how and why I became a potter-artist... And then proceeded to share so much that I later felt a p...
  • Life in the studio during a pandemic

    Like most of us, my life before covid was full of external activity.  I was teaching workshops, conducting studio tours, delivering work to galleri...