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Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics and From the Ground Up Conference

I wanted to give you all a heads-up on something I’m participating in in October.

I will be a featured presenter in the From the Ground Up Conference in Zanesville from October 10-12, 2014. The conference is presented by Zanesville Ohio Ceramic Arts (ZOCA), the Muskingum County Community Foundation(MCCF), and the Artist Colony of Zanesville (ART COZ). My presentation will focus on surface decoration, such as underglaze, matte, and specialty glazes, and I will also touch on some of the hand building techniques that I use when making sculptural pieces, including my miniature clay books and clay pencils. Other presenters include John Balistreri, Ken McCollum, Tom Radca, Jeremy Randall, and Gail Russell.

If this conference sounds like it would appeal to any of you, there are still spots available! The conference is open to artists of all skill levels from amateur to master. All that is required is an openness to learning and connecting with other ceramic artists!

The Conference occurs in conjunction with the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, now taking entries. I’m sending in pieces for the clay competition, though acceptance notifications don’t come out till August.

Visit their website ( for more information and stay tuned as the event gets closer!

Important Dates:

  • June 30, 2014: Deadline for Early Bird conference registration (save $100 and be entered into a drawing to win a free three night stay at the Inn at Dresden during the conference)
  • July 15, 2014: Deadline for submission of work for the juried show
  • July 31, 2014: Deadline for regular conference registration (save $50)
  • Sept. 27 – Oct. 12, 2014: Exhibition dates
  • Oct. 10, 2014: Deadline for late conference registration
  • Oct. 10-12, 2014: From the Ground Up Conference dates

Updates from the Studio


I am in the process of finishing the sculptural pieces that I am creating for my Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship. For those of you who would like to see the completed work, I will be exhibiting the finished sculptural pieces, along side my newest carved and hand painted vessels, at Humler and Nolan in downtown Cincinnati.

I hope you can join me when the exhibition opens on Friday, September 6th. (More details to come in August.)


Can’t wait until September to see me ;-)  Come on down and visit me in Studio 511, this Friday (July 26) for Final Friday from 6-10 pm at the Pendleton Art Center. You can view all the pieces in process as well as see the finished sculptures.


art into action logoArt in Action continues to bring people together to experience art in its many forms. You can join us for the July Art in Action this Saturday, July 27 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Pendleton Art Center. You don’t have to be an artist to participate! There are open studios where visitors can view and purchase works of art. There are painting and sculpture demonstrations to enjoy as well as several “hands on” art making opportunities.


Just go to PendletonAIA to check out the schedule.

A few of the visitors to my studio, creating books as part of my book installation project.



Final Friday, ReArt Opening at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Spring Pottery Fair

It is going to be a crazy two weeks. I have all kinds of events coming up to tell you about.

art into action logoThis coming weekend is Final Friday at the Pendleton. My studio will be open from 6-10 and I am continuing to show the sculptural work that I am making with my Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship. On Saturday, April 27 from 11-3 I hope you’ll join me for the second Art In Action. It’s a community outreach art program here at the Pendleton. A select group of artists in the building are offering a variety of FREE classes, demos and lectures. I am teaching a book necklace class, there is a beginning jewelry class, a “make and take” pastel class and more. Check out our Facebook fan page at www.facebook/PendletonAIA. We also have a YouTube channel. To see a couple of fun video shorts about the Art In Action experience, just visit YouTube here.

I’d like to invite you to attend the opening of ReArt on May 3 at the Clifton Cultural Art Center. It is an exhibition showing the original and collaborative works by artists from Cincinnati, Ohio and Barbacoa, Cuba. It is a fascinating show and it’s fun and interesting to see all of the artist interpretations of eachother’s work.


The next day you can see my latest work at the Clay Alliance Spring Fair show at DeSales Corner on Saturday, May 4 from 11am to 5pm. I’ll be posting more about that later!

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Art in Action Comes to Life

As artists, there are many sources of inspiration for our work. That Latin definition for the word “inspire” means to breathe life into. It was not that long ago, when I was inspired by the Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship program that was instituted by the City of Cincinnati in 2012. Standing beside artist Nancy Hopkins, I said, “What if we as artists thought of ourselves as arts ambassadors for six months?”

art into action logoFrom there, we breathed life into, Art in Action, a new exciting monthly Saturday program series by independent artists from the Pendleton Art District.

Art in Action will offer a variety of free art demonstrations and classes as well the opportunity to view and purchase original artworks from the studios of the participating artists. A wide range of media will be featured including painting, stained glass, and stone carving demonstrations as well as hands-on classes involving ceramics, printmaking and drawing.

They will be demonstrating all afternoon and welcome the public to watch, ask questions, and learn more about their work. Come be inspired by local artists!

Art in Action Information:

Art in Action Dates for 2013: 3/30, 4/27, 6/1, 6/29, 7/27, 8/31
Art in Action Hours: 11am – 3 pm
Location: Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Class times run from 20 minutes to 1 hour. Classes are suited to a variety of ages groups from children to adults. Visit for a full listing of classes and their descriptions

Demonstrating artists for March include: Donna Talerico, Carol Abbott, Carol MacConnell, Joe Pearce, Barb Chenault, Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone, Mary Jean Weber, Bruce and Nancy Neville (watercolor and oil painting), Dawn B. Dwyer (oil painting), Stacie Seuberling (pastel, Trina Feldhake (ceramics), Michal Adams (stained glass), Ivanka Lempitskiy (jewelry), Joe Drury (slumped glass)

Creating Mini Works of Art, January Final Friday Fun

Thanks to everyone who was able to come out to the studio in December for Final Friday. Lots of folks stopped by to create books for my new installation project. Here are a few photos:




It was a lot of fun, and as you can see, we hit a wide variety of age groups – ranging from the “under 10 crowd” to people in their 20′s, 30′s and 40′s.  We had a great crowd stop by and participate and at the end of the night, a total of 35 books had been made!

Moving on to January….. I would LOVE to top last month”s results and hope you’ll join me at the studio for January’s Final Friday on January 22 from 6-10 pm. If you can’t make it, we’ll be open and making books the following day from 11 am – 3 pm.
Hope to see you then!

Final Friday, Carnegie Works and a Special Invitation

I hope everyone has been enjoying the Holiday Season!

I hope you can join me at my studio on Final Friday, December 28 from 6 to 10 pm or on Saturday December 9 from 11 am to 3 pm, at the Pendleton Art Center.

For those of you that were unable to see my show at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, I will be displaying those new pieces of sculpture in my studio.  There are fourteen pieces in all.  These are the first finished pieces in my new body of work called “Balance” and are part of the pieces that I am creating for my Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship.

On both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, I will be making miniature clay books in my studio.  These books will be used in future pieces.


When my studio was open last month, I had a couple of kids watch me make clay books.  Afterwards, I invited them to make one of their own.  They had a great time and enjoyed the process.  An idea was born as I looked at their finished books….What if I had everyone who visited my studio, over the next six months of my fellowship, make a miniature clay book?  What if I was able to display all those books as part of a larger sculptural piece?  I got excited with all the possibilities of what the piece might look like, and how it might be displayed.

That being the case, I would like to invite you to my studio to make a miniature clay book that will become part of a larger piece of sculpture.  I will have a dedicated work table set up in my studio and anyone who would like to make a book is welcome to do so.  Come by yourself or bring friends and family.  It doesn’t take long…a short book making demo and  about 10 or 20 minutes of your time.   I will provide the clay and tools.

I look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Exhibitions: NINE at The Carnegie

It’s been a busy time at the studio, lots of great things in the works, among which is my participation in The Carnegie’s upcoming gallery show NINE which is opening in just a few weeks on Friday, Nov. 16th.

In addition to myself, NINE will include the work of eight other artists and will include a variety of mediums from glass and ceramics to mixed media, painting and sculpture.  My work will be on display in The Carnegie’s main gallery on the first floor along with artists Scott Dooley, Carrie Longley and Kimberly Anderson.

Here’s a little peek of some of the pieces I am working on for the show:


If you can make it out, there will be an opening reception from 6-9pm on the 16th with light hors d’hoeuvres and a cash bar. Admission is just $8 for the general public, $5 for seniors and students and free for Carnegie members and kids 12 and under.  If you can’t make it that night, the exhibition runs through Dec. 21 and is free visit after opening night during gallery hours (Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, Saturday, 12pm – 3pm.)

You can find complete details over on the gallery page of The Carnegie’s website.

Hope to see you there!

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