Sunday, August 30, 2015

A New Mask is Created

Here is my latest ceramic innovation, named the " Scarlet Spirit" . I  am continuing  on my path of creating smaller masks, something  you can hold in your palm or hang in a small space. 
I do not have very big hands. This measures about six inches from top to bottom.
September 4th, 2015, is First Friday here in Sedona, AZ., where I live and exhibit. Galleries stay open later, from 5 until 8 pm; artists are present, and they serve refreshments. It is a great way to participate in the art scene here in Sedona. The  Moving On Gallery, located in the Hillside shopping area, invited me to participate as a guest artist in their mask exhibition, along with Pat Priola, an owner, and artist Patty Miller.
I like shows, they give me an impetus to create something entirely original  for that event. I have made some bigger masks in this round style, adorned with their horsehair halos. They are gone; sold. Time to look through the looking glass and shrink their size.
Smaller is Not necessarily easier, I might add.I must take a long time to dry these items or they will crack. I like to make my ceramics light in both material, and feeling. Glazed, they are fired once in my kiln to be hardened. Then a second, primitive firing creates that smoky look. Each mask is carefully constructed with copper wire , covered in yarn, so very secure to hang. I am  creating not only for the present, but to last into the future. 
Stop on by this coming Friday night and say hello if you are in Sedona.


  1. Love your new creations. As always, they are meaningful - reminiscent of the past.
    Keep up the creative juices my friend.

    Lee in Maine