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Advent season is here. It’s a season of waiting and anticipating the coming of Jesus! Advent wreaths have been used for centuries to remember the Savior being born and anticipate Christmas Day. It is easy to get lost in the gifts and busy pace of the season and miss the whole reason why we celebrate […]

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Is three months too long for a review and debrief?  The craft fair was back in August and here we are in November!  Time is just flying!  I have been so very busy since the fair, but I still wanted to take a look back and share.  As many of you know, I am a […]

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Fiendish – that would be the word I would describe how I feel in the studio these days.  My pots are all stacking up and I am actually loosing space for new pots coming out of the kilns.  I am trying to keep my production high and steady while maintaining all the trimming, finish work, […]

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Are you a “Fixer Upper” fan?  I totally am!  For one, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines.  I also love a good before-and-after reveal.  Our home has gone through significant renovations in the last year, and I’m excited to share our own before-and-afters today!  When we bought our house, we knew the two walk-up attics […]

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As the Ceramic Alumni Invitational Exhibit at Houghton College wraps up this week, I wanted to give a little recap and share about opening night.  It was a fantastic evening as we celebrated and honored our long standing professor, Gary Baxter.  The exhibit was curated by Gary and beautifully installed by Alicia Taylor-Austin.  The night […]

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In April I started sculpting water lilies for a new mosaic installation piece.  I wasn’t creating it for any specific exhibit or show, but for myself.  Most of my throwing is done for production and building inventory.  I take on several commissions each year and work to stock my trunk shows, craft fairs, etsy, and the […]

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Good morning!  As I head into my studio today, I wanted to share a little video update on my home studio in the works, show you my current studio space and introduce you to my family.  I hope you enjoy and you will follow along as we post further videos and updates on the home studio project.  Have […]

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It has been quite some time since I have truly felt excited about certain aspects of my creative work.  Some of it felt mundane and important only because of obligation, while I longed to be working on other projects.  Part of the feeling came from my website.  I was just not satisfied with the way […]

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