Monday, April 10, 2017

I've been working on new stuff for some upcoming shows. This April I will be in a group exhibition at the Coop Gallery in my home town of San Angelo, Texas. It is April 21-22nd in conjunction with the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Ceramic Invitational opening. I've got a lovely platter, a yard cat sculpture and some mugs planned to display.

This bird fruit platter was made by rolling a slab of clay and then applying underglaze and stamping for texture. After it dried on a hump mold, it was bisque fired. Then I applied more underglaze and hand-painted the bird image over the top. Clear glaze was added and then it was glaze fired to 05.
I enjoyed creating this piece because it allowed me to play with screen printing (polka dots and some stars on the bottom of the platter) and to explore asymmetry. I found it refreshing and satisfying to create a functional piece with rough, torn edges, and hope to continue in this vein with my hand-built work!

In May, I'm getting ready to open my studio doors for the annual West Austin Studio Tour...stay tuned for details!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

West Austin Studio Tour 2017

Here is the flyer for the West Austin Studio Tour, 2017. I am excited to be participating again with guest artists Dawn Winter and Mariel Fogel at my studio! More details to come.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hello March

Where did February go? I spent the first week of it preparing for my son's Birthday celebration, and the rest, slowly building up my inventory, not to mention restocking mugs and TX dishes at Sugar and Paris on South Congress.
New camera mugs.
 I miss living with pets (sometimes) and this mug is representative of that longing for a cat to curl up with!
 New yard/garden art sculptures. Cute slab-built cats with a funky folk artsy feel! I've got a whole series of these in the works, playing with sizes and designs!
 Decal mug featuring a butterfly in the center and then two halves of another butterfly - one on either side.
 Front of the mug has some decals cut and applied over glaze.
 Back of the mug has a tiger balancing on an incised geometric pattern.

 Pine wood derby car my son and husband built with a little paint help by me. He won the most creative award! It is a wedge of cheese with 2 mice :)

My daughter at the Zilker Botanical Gardens.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy 2017!

Happy New Year everyone... the Blue Genie Art Bazaar was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out to shop and support the artists and craftspeople of Austin!

The winner of the mug giveaway sign up in my booth has been drawn so if it wasn't you, don't fret- you can sign up again at my next show---check back for details! In the meantime, my etsy shop Tiny Happy Clay is open again and I'll be stocking it up soon, and you can find my stuff in person at Sugar and Paris on South Congress!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Austin Hygge from Tiny Happy Clay

I've been reading about the Danish concept of hygge and it seems to fit in with my philosophy at Tiny Happy Clay so I thought I'd share some photos of recent work. Snuggling up with a warm mug is high on the hygge list!
Cozy animal mugs to curl up for some hygge Austin style.

 Cute Loch Ness Monster ornaments :)

And some textured red bird ornaments, among other things!

A booth shot (#55) from the Blue Genie Art Bazaar at 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX
Available 10am-10pm every day 'til Christmas! Stop by and shop some great handmade art!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Blue Genie Art Bazaar is Almost Here!!!

Setting up all day yesterday at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Still need to finish hanging ornaments and star mobiles!
Visit my booth #55 located at 6100 Airport Blvd. *new location from previous years!!!*
Hours are 10 am - 10 pm opening this Friday, November 25th  - December 24th