I am so thrilled to have been invited to be a part of Appalachian Dirt, an exhibition of ceramic work at The Marshall University Visual Arts Center from artists living and working in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. The show was curated by recent MU Ceramics Program Graduate Courtney Childers, and features an incredible selection of work ranging from G.W. Lanham's lovely patterned cups displayed on a smooth piece of driftwood to an almost life size sculpture of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle by West Virginia artist Brett Kern. The show is on view now through July 22 and it is definitely worth a trip to downtown Huntington.
I am honored to have been chosen for a feature article in the holiday issue of Tristate Living Magazine, a regional publication with wonderful personal interest stories about food, culture, health, business, and the arts from across our area. The article was written by Dawn Nolan and I was photographed in my studio by J. Bird Cremeans Photography.
I have always been drawn to a range of decorative arts and my love of surface design and pattern extends way beyond the ceramic form. Wether it be a collection of lovely quilts or a stash of vintage block printsI love learning about the ways in which artists use the decorative arts as a way to carry their art-making through every aspect of their lives. My tattoos are an important part of my own self-expression and I was thrilled to be able to be part of a wonderful article in Issue #24 of UPPERCASE Magazine all about artists and craftspeople with body art. Take a peek at the full article and the amazing photographs below and head on over to the UPPERCASE Website to become a subscriber...it is truly a treat when I get each new issue in the mail!
Martha and her panel of judges have narrowed the field of hundreds of entries down to just a few extraordinary makers and I have been chosen in the crafts category. Voting began on September 15th and continues through October 13th and you can vote as many as 6 times each day. So head on over to The Martha Stewart American Made Awards site, check out all the amazing goods, read the wonderful stories, and cast your vote today!
I am honored to have my work featured in a solo show at Craft(s) Gallery in Louisville, KY during the month of September. If you're in the area please stop by the gallery on South 4th Street, see the show, and say hello to gallery owners Karen and David...they have amazing taste and you're sure to find something you love among their eclectic offerings! However, just in case you can't make it to the heart of horse country, I've created a lovely virtual version of the show...just click below through the images to enjoy it!
I am so pleased to announce that my Spring Collection for Terrain is now available on their beautiful website. Terrain merges house, home, and garden, offering a highly-edited blend of products from around the world with locally-sourced plants and artisan merchandise, providing the customer with an unparalleled experience. With a full nursery of garden and indoor plants, eco-friendly growing supplies, home and garden décor, furniture, containers, gifts, personal care items, locally sourced and prepared artisan foods, in addition to found objects and antiques from around the world, terrain merges global and local into a celebration of heritage, community and design.
My collection for Terrain features a range of large porcelain serving pieces with beautiful hand-carved cobalt blue animals and individually applied multicolor floral decals. I am honored to have the pleasure of working on this group of pieces and I invite you to visit the Terrain site, as well as their retail locations in Westport, CT or Glen Mills, PA to experience Terrain in person.