Something Fishy

This is the one hour workshop that I am going to offer on the afternoon of ARTworks  May 28, 2016  from 2:30-3:30 at Exeter Christian Reformed Church.    These monoprints are created by actually inking a real fish.   It is not only fun but also a great way to preserve special fishing memories and triumphs.  Information on all the ARTworks classes being offered and details about Empty Bowls will be on  Check it out – ARTworks – right here in our community!



ARTworks May 28, 2016

Artaroundtown proudly presents another full day of exciting art opportunities.  Chose from a great variety of creative workshops and also enjoy the wonderful Empty Bowls lunch which supports the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Center.  Don’t miss this great event –ARTworks – right here in our own community.

See for workshop details, registration and Empty bowls tickets.


Let the Bowls Begin

Congratulations to the wonderful volunteers who weathered the cold and put their hearts into creating beautiful bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls event on May 30th at the high school in Exeter. The bowls will be featured at the day long Creative Arts Festival – see below.  Lucky customers at the lunch will be enjoying home made soup and also taking home a bowl. Can’t beat that and better still all the proceeds will go to support the local food bank. What a great way to share. IMG_0934Everyone can be an artist.IMG_1316IMG_1309 IMG_1302

And it’s fun and inspirational to work in a group.

Thanks so much Gang for being the ‘test’ class. Your energy, enthusiasm and creativity were such a great way to get the ball (bowl) rolling for this special project!

Lots and lots of clay

Yes – besides the Creative Arts Festival and the ambitious Empty Bowls project – I am also preparing for a 3 saturday clay experience where participants will have the chance to learn a wide variety of techniques while gaining a deeper appreciation of the work of a clay artist.

It’s time to make bowls

In the next couple of weeks there will be so much excitement here making bowls for the upcoming ‘Empty Bowls’ lunch on May 30th. That’s the date of the artaroundtown Creative Arts Festival. This festival is such a great opportunity for everyone. The wide range of workshops offered could appeal to anyone youth or adult, male or female.
Prior to the festival groups of volunteers are getting together with me to hand build unique bowls for the event. I know we are going to have fun and produce some specials works of art. What a great way of sharing since the proceeds from the lunch will go to the local food bank in Exeter. festival postert

Joyful Surprises

The ancient Japanese pottery technique called raku is translated as ‘unexpected, joyful surprise‘. There is no doubt about it. Every time that kiln drum is lifted at the necessary glaze melting temperature the thrill begins. There are never two firings alike – always a surprise.
My 8 week experience at the Mesa Arts Center has been wonderful. Not only have I worked with super instructors but also inspiring potters and sculptors all around. I cannot wait to come back again next year. I am so thankful for all the new friendships.



What an Opportunity

This winter in Arizona is going too fast for sure!  I am thrilled to have found great teachers and amazing clay studio facilities here in the city.  The creative atmosphere is so inspiring.    I am so happy to learn so many new tips for raku and horsehair firing. All of these pendants are now enroute to the Women’s Life Style Show in London March 7 and 8.  Wish I could be in two places at the same time.