March: class registration. New lights too.

Class registration starts tomorrow morning. I will be teaching 3 classes at the Douglas Park Community Center this term (april-june): clay play (age 3-5 tues AM), clay club (age 6-13 after school, tues), and handbuilding (adult 6;30-9 PM, tues). 6-13 class) 3-5 class) handbuilding class)


Some new lights are coming along too! Tacofino is opening a 3rd Vancouver location in June and I have been asked to produce 20 pendant lamps for the new Yaletown space. I'm really excited to be working again with designer/architect Shiloh Sukkau, and the great owners Kaeli Robinsong, Jason Sussman, Amy Bockner, and Ryan Spong. Check back for more images of the lights in progress. As well as details about other new projects I have on the go.

Above: in progress porcelain shade with black slip.

Above: all lit up.

Above: studio shot of one of the prototypes.

Above: one half of the 12" pendant lamp shade on the wheel.

Above: 12" pendant shade in progress.


firing and wiring

This Tacofino project is coming to an end; it's exciting to see these lights resolve. Yesterday I loaded up the last firing and today I started wiring the first of 20. I threw a couple whistles into the kiln too.




whistle--big lips

Vancouver's second Tacofino will be located at 15w Cordova st. and will be opening SOON so make sure to check back for dates!


Moony and Pinata

The first stages.

At the beginning of August (2014) I started this great new project--20 pendant lights for the a new Tacofino space soon to open in downtown Vancouver. There has been a lot going on in the studio this month. 4 white clay--'Moony's'. and 16 red clay--'Pinata's'.

These Moony's will be around 13"x13"

The Pinata's will be around 13"x7"