Sunday, November 24, 2019

Consider yourself invited!

Studio Sale !!

You're invited to come visit!  We love opening the studio to friends and family for a chance to catch up, enjoy some home baked snacks and see what's new.  There will be deep discounts on all work, including some stuff that didn't make the cut for show this year (no one would know it but me!).
Doors will open Friday Nov 29, 10-5 through the weekend.
585 Rocky Rd   Hood River   OR  97031
Feel free to contact me via email with questions. 
We had a great time last year, hope to see you!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

'Tis the Season...Gift Idea

Mugs in this new design are now available!  I call them 'Waterfall' and they're as smooth as a baby's bottom!  I can make them in warm or cool tones with a fun color inside.  $55 each or $95 for two.  
If you're interested please contact me via email.  Cheers! 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Are you sitting down??

Okay people, the website is LIVE.  I know.  There are some who believed it would never happen.
I am relieved and excited to have completed this first phase.  It's simple and it feels right. The artwork will be coming along soon and that's when it will really come to life.   I'll admit that I've struggled with having an 'online store'.  I'm not a store.  I don't relate to that reality.  We still make each piece by hand, to order.  We'll see how it goes. 
The shipping has been a real challenge -- the system is unable to calculate accurately for shipping multiple pieces so it looks that I will be refunding the difference between the calculated amount and the actual shipping cost on most orders.  I just don't know how else to do this.  Any suggestions? 
Shout out to Rob at Immense Imagery, who put up with my neurosis during this process.  I can laugh about it, but of the most difficult things I've ever done!
I hope you like it.  We engineered to please....and hopefully make it easier to add to your collection!  Please take a few moments to peruse at

Friday, June 14, 2019


We've been working on the finishing touches for our new website.  How exciting!  It's only been 10 or 12 years in the making...... truly, I am a procrastinator.  We were asked for some 'family shots' to compliment the website.  The designer wants images showing a variety of shapes, sizes and colors that represent the collection.
It made me think about my real family-- how we are kind of like that group -- similar but different, colorful, some more serious than others.  It reminds me how blessed I am to have my family nearby.  I can't imagine my life without the drop in visits, the impromptu dinners, grandkids walking here after school.  Sweet memories are made of these.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Re: Hood River Harvest Festival

Sincere apologies to all who may be hoping to visit my booth at the Harvest Festival this weekend.  Our plans have changed and I am unable to participate.  However, the studio is open and available work is on display --- you are welcome to come take a look and say hello.    I'm very sorry if your plans have been affected by this. 
Feel free to call, text or email for more info.  541) 490-7122  or
Thank you for understanding,

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Seventeen

The age of 17 was for me, perhaps one of the best -- still a kid, almost an adult, a nice balance.  I spent most summer days at Sunset Beach in CA with my friends.  If I had gas in my '64 Galaxy and money to buy Doritos, cottage cheese and a Dr. Pepper all was well.    
Here we are in the summer of 2017 and I've just turned 60.  Reality check! 
30, 40 even 50 didn't cause a ripple but 60....sigh.  I pray for wisdom and faithfulness.  Wisdom to discern what matters in this earthly life and faithfulness to serve my Savior, eyes fixed on eternity.
Musings aside, with grateful hearts we'll return to all our favorite venues this summer!  Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and favorite places.

In early spring  I anticipate the arrival of new ideas.  There may be absolutely nothing on the radar and then in an instant that 'thing' happens!  It's exhilarating!  I'm excited about my newest designs --  drenched with a watercolor effect, finished with some loose scribble.  I've just gotten started and expect that they'll evolve,  taking their own direction.  Just wanted to say hi and sheepishly inform that there is still NO WEBSITE!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Warm, cool and smooth

                Love this!  Graphite double lined dinner, blush tri plate and a graphite stone bowl.
I've made more dinnerware sets over the past year!  I love it when my clients design their own sets, they often come up with something I'd not thought of!  This one is for Kathleen Brekken, headed for Minnesota.