Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Porcelain Pendants

Last year I made a few pendants from one of my broken faces and they came out nice so I decided to make a few more.

They are available to purchase in my etsy shop here.

Note about comments.

Thank you to everyone who follows my blog and to those who take the time to post comments. I always appreciate your support and thoughtful words.  Unfortunately I have been unable to post reply's or comment on other blogs for about 6 months. Blogger keeps telling us this problem will be solved and I will wait patiently until it is.

Until then I apologize for leaving your comments here unanswered but don't let that stop you from writing!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

back from traveling

Getting back into the groove and found this helpful list

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Amazing box opening video!

What a beautiful Stop Motion Animation video from

The song is perfect! I love this!

Lorna, you and your daughter just made my day! Thank you for sharing!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

tiny hand

Next to my big one. Gives you an idea of the small size. 12 inches.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

my appreciation

Each time I begin a new collection, I envision a minimal stage set and attempt to create a visual narrative to share with you. The characters are arranged in a scene with hints to a story. I want you to experience the story through the characters instead of though my description. I’m trying to “show, not tell” you a story. By doing this I hope to involve you and invite you to imagine along with me.

Thanks for following along.

Monday, May 2, 2011

blue waves on silver sand

Finally finishing the new collection! More to come...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

tiny buttons

Working on the new collection. I made these tiny porcelain buttons and found this decadent silk jersey at Mood.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two heads...

Trying a couple of different wig making wig is hand stitched and the other is glued on.

Friday, March 25, 2011

tips of toes

Experimenting with the en pointe feet.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Japan

Friday March 11th 2011 an 8.9 Earthquake hit Japan and caused a Tsunami wave train. The water flowed at a rate of over 350 km/h. Anything in its path was washed away.

So much devastation in a country I love.

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this disaster.

Want to help, you can donate to Japan via Paypal.

Here are a few options:

Just found this wonderful non-profit organization Shelterbox ( They provide families with the the most basic needs of shelter, warmth and dignity. Boxes are filled basic necessities like a tent, blankets, a stove and even creative relief for the children in a box of crayons. You can even track the box! I'm very impressed with the simplicity of this concept.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hand tied wig

Almost finished...this head needs a body soon!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Alpaca wig

Alpaca hair is so luxurious and silky...makes a beautiful wig!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fourth Firing

Painting faces is my favorite part of the process...this is when I get to reveal their expressions.
One more firing.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Internal Workings

While the faces are in the kiln I can start building the internal skeleton. I attach carbon steel extension springs to stainless steel bars, add epoxy and let dry for about 3 to 5 days.

I think this is my least favorite part...cutting stainless steel isn't easy.

Back to face painting!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Painted and Fired

The body parts came out perfect! Now I can focus on the faces, hands and feet.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Time to paint

When I paint the body parts I try to keep the color as faint as possible. I want a hint of shadow to show the contours without losing the beautiful white color of the porcelain.