Friday, April 11, 2014

It has been a year that, more than most has been filled with extremes of great joy and great sadness.
This has felt like the longest winter of my life, in more ways than one!

Spring has finally arrived and I look forward to the coming spring events which will begin soon.

New this year to our local area is the invitational Sunday market "Bazaar on Hudson" which takes place most Sundays, April-July at the Living Room, a lovely event space on Main St. in Cold Spring

I will be there on April 13th & 27th-more dates (and images from the event) to come!

Friday, April 5, 2013


There has been much griping, etc. about the delayed spring. But this photo was taken several years ago in a warm corner of my garden-in the last week of March. This spot looks about the same this year, which tells me that spring is more or less on schedule. Last year it was very early. I love daffodils, and have several kinds planted. They can bloom anywhere from January into mid May. Last year spring was "compressed",
so most of my bulbs and flowering trees were "done" by early May.

I prefer this year!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eleven years ago today, I had just turned on the morning news, and had witnessed what I thought was an old disaster movie. I was on summer break from  my 3 day schedule of  teaching ceramics in Manhattan.
I was really looking forward to the new term, and a fresh start. It had not been an easy summer-I had lost
two people in the previous months-my mother, and my studio partner-both funny strong women. I will always wonder how they might have felt on that day 12 years ago.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

I received this book as a gift years ago, when I was deciding to become a potter. I think I read it through, and was very inspired, both by Eva's life an her aesthetic. Thank you, Eva, for all you have given to the world of design.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

One hand-Buttons!

Early this summer, while hiking in Maine on a lovely beach,
I lost my footing, fell, and fractured a finger. My finger was put in a
cast, and it was clear that I would not be working on the wheel for
some time-6 long weeks!

Luckily, the finger was not on my "good " hand, so I decided
to see what I could do with that. I did have a ton of bisque
at home to glaze, so I started there; then I moved on to rolling out clay to form small textured plates and cups; finally, I moved on to -BUTTONS!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Early summer

It has been a wonderful spring this year-so many days of

flowering shrubs, leafed-out hostas & ferns, roses and early

lettuces. We ended our spring here with the second Beacon

'Zero-waste" garden tour. Several gardeners shared their

gardens-food and or flower. An amazing beginning for summer in the

Hudson Valley!

Monday, April 4, 2011


On Saturday, April 30th, I will take part in
an " Artist Showcase " series at the Byrdcliffe
Shop, in Woodstock. I will be there from 12-6,
with a selection of new work.

(If you have not been to Woodstock in a long time, it is still very
lively, with lots of places to visit, restaurants, etc.)