Sunday, November 24, 2013

Upcoming Events - NCECA 2014 Material World - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I'm pleased to announce several upcoming events: 

All of the events are a part of the conference programming for the 2014 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Conference to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 19th - 22nd

Demonstration, Processes Room:  Weathered Surfaces & Earthenware Handbuilding, Ballroom A, Thursday, March 20th, 2-2:30pm (conference pass required)
Using clay slabs and bisque molds as a starting point, Rhonda creates delicate, handbuilt earthenware vessels that are enriched with weathered colors and textures. Join Rhonda for a demonstration of handbuilding methods and surface enrichments with layered terra sigillatas and washes. Handouts will be provided. 
NCECA Connection: Life Outside of the Material, time, date, room details to follow (conference pass required)
Discussion group co-lead with Marjorie Wade of Spiritworks Pottery (Stillwater, Minnesota)

Exhibition: (coordinator & exhibiting artist) Grounded in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Center, Wednesday, March 19th - Friday, March 21st, Hours: 9am-6pm, Reception: Thursday, March 20th, 6-8pm, free and open to the public

Vessel Collection, earthenware, terra sigillata & washes

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Upcoming Studio Sale

You're Invited

Harvest Time Studio Sale

Guest Artist Marjorie Wade of Spiritworks Pottery, Stillwater, MN
Saturday, October 12th 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 13th 11am - 3pm

Image from 2011 Harvest Time Studio Sale

The Still Life

When thinking of ideas for exhibition titles, the idea of "The Still Life" came to me as I was making some simple hand-built bowls one afternoon, during my children's nap time.

Originally the idea stuck with me because I have been thinking about how much I enjoy still life compositions, and I thought it would be an interesting project to give myself: create a series of objects from clay to then arrange into a still life to draw and paint.

After a bit of reflection, I realized that maybe I was drawn to the seemingly benign idea of a still life because my life isn't so still right now with two kids - ages three and one and a half.  Another connection I made was to my life in a rural setting.  The stillness that I experience in my daily surroundings provide a source of grounding and a reminder of the potential that surrounds us every day.

a nice still moment

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A new venture

First off, a warm welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  Maybe you found me via my artist website: or maybe you happened to stumble upon the blog on your own, regardless I'm glad you're visiting.

My intention is to use the blog space to post more current on-goings as related to my studio life, teaching life and maybe a little of just regular life, too.

I hope you enjoy!