Mudflat Holiday Sale is this week.

The Mudflat Studio December sale is happening this week. Two floors of functional and sculptural clay objects. Stop by and check it out.

81 Broadway, Somerville
December 5–14, 2014

Sale hours:
Saturdays, December 6 & 13, 10 am – 6 pm
Sundays, December 7 & 14, 10 am – 6 pm
Monday through Friday, December 8–12, 10 am – 9 pm

Here’s a little preview from my studio:

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Hope to see you there.

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Photos from the Anima Show

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Attending from Mudflat Studio: (left to right) Melissa Bland, Jennifer DeAngelis, Eric Schwarzenbach, Angela Cunningham, Debra Fleury, Richard Freierman, Chloe Marr-Fuller, Zach Shaw, Lynn Gervens, and Noni Armony.fb

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The show is up through August 11, 2013. Hours are monday-friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Charles Rose Architects, 155 Willow Ave, Somerville MA.

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Installation at Charles Rose Architects

Hello! This is an exciting time in the studio. I am working to finish a large group of clay objects that will be installed at Charles Rose Architects near Davis Square at the end of the month. The building has a clerestory running the length of the office and the pieces will be suspended in the air underneath.

This is the most ambitious project that I’ve taken on to date and I am learning so much every day. Each step I take pushes my boundaries as an artist and forces me to learn something new, or causes me to consider new resources. The biggest breakthrough has been asking for the support of my community of family, friends, students and other artists. I’m typically the self-reliant, John Wayne type of artist, but this project has forced me to think in new ways about what a community can bring to artistic expression.

The biggest surprise? Community brings SO MUCH. A group of individuals working together to make something inspirational results in something greater than the individual can achieve. My final result is not manifest, yet, but I see the signs. Something special is in the air for this project.

53 individual artists, family, friends, supporters, children and students made 9,520 of the individual ‘quill’ forms over two days. Here we are:

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Here are some examples of the beautiful quill forms that we made together:

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It was such an honor to work with these forms and so inspiring to notice the myriad individual styles. Here are some of the forms going into the first of many, many kilns:

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Here are some of the individual pieces, after the cone 6 reduction firing (melty and delicious!):

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Here is a little hanging mockup that I constructed in my studio. The final installation will evolve on site at the architects office.

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Please mark your calendar and attend the opening on May 11th at Charles Rose Architects in Somerville, MA to see how this all turns out.

I’ll be excited to see you there!

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Ceramics Now Magazine.

Ceramics Now Magazine celebrates the creative field of ceramics by featuring profiles, works and interviews with ceramic artists across the globe. They just posted a profile of some of my works, artist statement, and CV on their website. You can read it here. While you are there, please check out some of the other artist interviews and profiles on the site. I find a tremendous amount of inspiration in the stories of other artists. This new magazine is a good resource for that. Enjoy!

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Beyond the Brickyard exhibition.

I just returned from a whirlwind weekend in Montana, celebrating the opening of the 4th annual Beyond the Brickyard exhibition at the Archie Bray Foundation. The exhibition was juried by Richard Shaw this year. The show is situated in the North Gallery and runs through April 7th.

The artists and staff at the Bray were very welcoming, especially Emily Free Wilson. I spent a few hours during the day walking the grounds and taking in the sights. Ceramic art is nestled into nearly every nook and cranny, transforming a simple walk into a fun adventure. Below is a small taste of the hundreds of photos I took while exploring the grounds:

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