Debra Fritts

 Debra Fritts conducting her workshop at Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, NM. Debra is an amazing educator as well she is an artist,

I had a fabulous time learning her techniques and appling them to my work.







At the bottom is the piece that I created at the workshop.








Upcoming Workshop

Hand-building, Colorful, Whimsical Clay Teapots ~ I will be teaching a few workshops at the CAEA conference this November in Breckenridge, CO

From the Ground Up XXV

From the Ground Up XXV is a regional juried exhibition held in Las Cruses, New Mexico. It is a biannual show. The juror for this year was Kurt Weiser. The show was open to artists residing in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana (the Rocky Mountain region). The show runs from August 19th to October 15th, 2011. I was pleased to have a piece selected for this show, especially since one of my favorite artists was curating this show. Kurt Weiser is an amazing artist who china paints trompe l' oeil images on his sculptures. Rumor has it, that we might be able to meet Mr. Weiser at the Richard Notkin workshop in Montana. The piece that was accepted to the show was "Transformation; Hear No, See No, Speak No Evil." It is a tryptic that I made while I was in Japan last year. The butterflies have human like faces on one side and on the other side they are animal-like masks that cannot hear or see or speak.

“Anderson Ranch and Plinth Gallery - A Ceramic Collaboration”

“Anderson Ranch and Plinth Gallery - A Ceramic Collaboration":  This show featured Colorado ceramic artists and their works were displayed in Denver at the Plinth Gallery. The show was curated and juried by Jonathan Kaplan and Doug Casebeer as a collaboration with Anderson Ranch Art Center. In this show they had works from Paul Soldner, the founder of Anderson Ranch. Artists from Colorado were asked to submit one 12 X 12 piece. This was hard for me because my work has grown and almost everything is longer than those dimensions. However, I did find a piece to submit, and I was honored to have it selected. The Journey was the last piece I made while I was in Shigaraki, Japan. I had it shipped back while it was still bisque. This piece symbolizes my journey across the Pacific Ocean. It also symbolizes the feeling of being a monkey on display back to being just one of many. My piece "The Journey" was selected to show in this.

Finished pieces from the Pinion Hill Pottery Workshop

Here are the beautiful teapots created by a lovely group of girls at the workshop.

 Mary's Fish