Here are a few shots from my Fall residency at Watershed in Newcastle Maine. I’m still sorting images and will share as I organize.

The day to day scenery was incredible. Being away from my studio and working with other artists was inspiring in so many ways. My visits to the Farnsworth Museum to see the Shaker exhibit and my day at Sabbathday Lake Shaker community had a profound effect my recent work, and I can’t wait to share their influence.

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Fellow 2014 Watershed residents from left: Alex O’Neil, Meredith Morten, Charal Hatfield, Dana Bergman, yours truly, Molly Allen, Kristina Hamm, Sarah Southwick

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Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village


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 Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

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 queens anne’s lace through a greenware bowl


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 late night in the Watershed studio

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 throwing demo at the Wiscassett Art Walk

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 one of the barns at Dandelion Farm, neighbor to Watershed

 

 

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              odds and ends from summer projects, travel, and visits:

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We had a wonderful visit with Zach Lihatsh, who was the first student I met in 1995 when I started teaching clay at Buxton School. We had a great catch up and I’m looking forward to seeing more of him around these parts over the next couple years. (seen here introducing my gear plate to his elbow)


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 the fabulous Lizz painting signs

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 new bowl design

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 finally… some living room drapes

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sublime Prince Edward Island

 

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I’ve been throwing and altering some steins for an upcoming benefit and for the sale here at the house on July 12 and 13. One of the great joys of making is to think about how folks enjoy their favorite beverage.

Bottoms up!

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5″ x 1.5″ each

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I look at things a lot. Once in a while I come across a scene or object that stops me still. On a drive from Wilmington Vermont on Saturday this building really spoke to me.

Sometimes it’s an antique Japanese bowl someone posts online. Sometimes it’s the way hundred year old hand-mixed concrete looks – pebbles, cracks and moss telling a story.

I’m reminded of an excerpt from Daniel Lanois’ film Here is What Is. Click on the link below to hear an excerpt from this documentary to hear Brian Eno speak a bit about the power an object can have.

What object has recently stopped you still?

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This week I’m working on my first round of tiles. I opened the bisque kiln this morning to find them even and intact. So far, so good…

Now for the glaze fire and shrinkage adjustments.
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