“My daddy thinks robots will take over the world!”
Natural forms, processes and images are my focus; from octopus tentacles and leafy sea dragon fins to cat tails and mantis mandibles. Incorporating these organic forms into the very shape as well as the drawings on my pottery, I hope to engender an appreciation and compassion for all creatures that share this planet. Living on the Russian River, I’ve become intimately involved in its endless and changing ocean journeys, as well as the creatures residing within. Working with bees further instills in me not only a seasonal awareness, but a profound appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things.
R Honey Pots
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Abuzz with dreams of beekeeping and pottery, we filed for the business name, "R Honey Pots", for many reasons.
BUT, honey pots don't keep the honey so well. And it's a full time business just to process the honey. So now the name represents the dual nature of our business- Pottery and Beekeeping. We extract hives humanely and give the bees new homes and ways to replenish the native population. But we eat all the excess honey (and so do a few choice friends and family members who truly value the treasure of raw honey). I make pottery full-time, an exploration in self-employment that affords me the availability to throw all my stuff in the car to capture a swarm at 2 in the afternoon.
First I throw the basic forms on my wheel. Then, when they are leather-hard, I trim the bottoms and add extensions/handles/spouts. When they are bone dry, I freehand with a black or other colored engobe/colored slip and etch away the details (a process called “scraffito”). Each piece is original & unique. Finally, I bisque fire the pots and dip them in an opalescent clear glaze before performing the final glaze fire.
All my glazes are nontoxic. They are high-fired porcelain-stoneware (cone 5 or 2118o) and are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe
|Where & When to find me:|
September 1-3 (Sat-Mon)
Half Moon Bay, CA
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Also find me at:
9048 Graton Road,
Tues-Sun: 10:30AM - 6PM