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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Eye Candy from San Antonio Museum of Art

Did you do anything fun over the holiday weekend?

We took a day trip to San Antonio to check out some great art and get inspired! The San Antonio Museum of Art is one of my favorite museums. Here are some of the pieces that stood out for me this visit:









Monday, May 22, 2017

Hi, How Are You?

Hi, How Are You on this rainy, blue Monday in Austin?



I'm excited to show off my new mugs based on the mural by Daniel Johnston on Guadalupe and 21st by UT. Please shoot me an email if you would like to purchase one, I will be updating local Austin places that will carry them soon. I also have a mug version of the I Love You So Much mural on the side of Jo's Coffee Shop on South Congress. These make great Austin Souvenirs or gifts! The designs are actually etched into the wet clay and a heart shaped stamp is featured on top of each handle. (I'd also love feedback on which one you like better the top brushed green or the bottom peeled paint green texture?)






We had a great 2nd weekend for the West Austin Studio Tour and want to thank everyone for coming out. The evening was topped off by a great jazz quartet band named Kallu Combo! Also, thank you Mariel Fogel and Dawn Winter for showing your work at my studio!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

West Austin Studio Tour 2017 1 Down 1 To Go!

The first weekend of the West Austin Studio Tour was a blast (Stops #281, #282 & #283!) Thanks to all who came out to support local Austin artists and the handmade community.

Dawn Winter is pictured here visiting with guests.


Mariel is at her jewelry counter explaining her complex pieces - ask her about the spore ship!



Tiny Happy Clay display. I have a variety of mugs, bud vases, bowls and platters for your enjoyment - perfect for gifts, or to treat yourself. Come touch, feel, hold, -- there is nothing like drinking out of a handmade mug, I promise :)

AND--- I'm having a mug giveaway to grow my newsletter email list! I will draw 1 lucky winner's email from the jar to receive a free mug after WEST is over - Sunday Evening, May 21, after 6pm so come out next weekend and put your email in the jar!!! See you soon.
Incidentally, if you can't come out but would like to be on my newsletter list and enter the free mug giveaway, just email me (before the drawing if you want to enter the contest) at tinyhappyclay@gmail.com and I'll sign you up.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

West Austin Studio Tour 2017

I am very excited to be opening my home studio to the public for this year's West Austin Studio Tour, organized by Big Medium.



Guest artists Dawn Winter (contemporary abstract paintings) & Mariel Fogel (sculptural jewelry) will be in the studio with me again this year. We will be selling our work for two weekends --- Sat. & Sun May 13-14 & 20-21, 2017 from 11 am - 6 pm.


Mariel Fogel - Circuit Board Bracelet


Dawn Winter - Vague Recollections


Please join us for art, refreshments, conversation, and possibly demos and music!

Stop #281, #282, #283 on the West Austin Studio Tour Map, the actual address is:

2711 La Mesa Dr.
Austin, Tx 78704

WEST is a free, annual, self-guided art event in Austin providing art lovers with an opportunity to meet the makers: the local artists and artisans who leave a lasting imprint on Austin’s vibrant, dynamic culture.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Art For The People Gallery

Happy Humpday! I am so excited to start selling my mugs and yard cat sculptures or "catues" (cat statues) as Lynnie described them at the incredible Art For The People Gallery on South First in Austin, Tx!




If you have never been, you must check them out. They have a great selection from local artists. Find AFTP Gallery at 1711 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704.





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!