2018 Projects

A few projects that have been ongoing since spring of 2018. All are in the finishing stages with minor tweaks still being made.

Plein Air Clayscapes: I have taken small clay slabs with on our recent trips to the mountains. It's been quite liberating to work in clay out in the field. Each piece has a built in hanging mechanism. *There is a third in preliminary stages*


 


Untitled Wall Portrait: This piece is the oldest, but has been the most technically challenging. It will hang flush to the wall, and is roughly 15x13x6 inches.


 


Longs Peak

A return to a personal favorite. Prominent on the Loveland horizon, it is a constant source of inspiration. 

This piece was made as a donation to Artworks Loveland's "Square Foot Fundraiser". Local artists participate by donating a 1 square foot piece with the proceeds from sales going to the foundation. Although it didn't sell, it was an honor to have my work displayed alongside the artists that participated. Got the nod for Peoples Choice as well!

The piece is earthenware (terracotta) and is 11 x 11.5 x 1 inches.

Wawona Hotel

A tribute to the historic Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Until recently, the name had remained unchanged since 1883. Tragically, many Yosemite treasures have been renamed because of a petty trademark battle. The hotel is now known as the Big Trees Lodge... Hopefully victory will be had, and the rightful name will be reinstated!

Complete! This one was a long time coming, and I'm glad it's wrapped up. It is 10 x 13 x 1 inches.


Black underglaze layer. Each piece is a process!

 
Green. Not yet fired.

Lake Granby Triptych

A recently commissioned piece that was finished up in early February 2017. It consists of three 8.5 x 11.5 inch slabs depicting Lake Granby, CO. The prominent peak in the background is locally known for resembling Abraham Lincoln's profile on the penny.


Grimm Brothers Display & Sale

If you're in the Loveland area, check out some of my latest work at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse! My art will be up for display and sale until the end of November. Enjoy some deliciously authentic German beer and some cool ceramics! 



  

Wall Planter

This planter hangs flush against the wall. It's best suited for plants that don't need much drainage, like pothos ivy. It is approximately 7x10x4 inches.

 

  


Keyhole Triptych

A little piece depicting a local treasure. The Keyhole is part of a large hogback rock formation called Devil's Backbone. Each tile is approximately 8"x10".

After not being happy with the underglaze finish. I took a long shot and re-glazed this piece. I'm fairly happy with the results.

Almost finished

Mapped out.

Yosemite Falls Clayscape

A large clayscape of Upper Yosemite Falls that's almost complete. This piece is about 17x35 inches.

Update: 12.10.2016
Underglaze layer, almost complete. A high shine clear coat was applied to the waterfall to create contrast.

Update: 11.2.2016
Finally glazing this piece!

Green (not fired)