This weeks wrap up--platters and more

Finished the first stage of painting on these five platters, so far everything looks good. It's a difficult time, before the bisque firing. That is usually when cracks will show up. I've been having difficulty with platters basically cracking in half! After all the time invested in the underglaze painting it is very painful when that happens! 

underglaze painting, fairy animal and flowers. Cathy Kiffney

underglaze painting,  Cathy Kiffney

underglaze painting,  Cathy Kiffney

underglaze painting,  Cathy Kiffney

underglaze painting,  Cathy Kiffney

Holiday Party at Craven Allen Gallery

The wonderful Craven Allen Gallery (Durham, NC)  is having a party to kick off their Holiday Show! Sat. Nov. 22. 6-8. This is a fine group of LOCAL, talented artists and the nicest gallery around and the nicest people! Support Local-- it matters! http://cravenallengallery.com/
I'll have a group of pieces in the show, including Shy One (elephant) and Forget-Me-Not (whale).

Shy One, Cathy Kiffney

Forget-Me-Not, Cathy Kiffney

New Commission! and Merlin and Willow

In the mail today, must start ASAP, Due March 15, yikes~ but 

Mayo Clinic, art commission

Dear Cathy,
We are ready to move forward with a commission for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Everyone is excited about this project and delighted you have agreed to accept this opportunity to create a series of ceramic platters and mural for its new Baldwin Building...

This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this, but I love it!

 Willow the barn owl and Merlin the lurcher are often seen traveling together in North Wales.



 Willow the barn owl and Merlin the lurcher are often seen traveling together in North Wales.

Big Magnolia

I first made this flower blossom series in 1995 because of a request/commission from the NC Writers Network. They wanted an award plaque to give to the inductees into the NC Literary Hall of Fame.  I came up the the idea of a southern magnolia. I made about 9 of them and cringe to think what I got paid for them!

This magnolia will be much larger, about 14x14", a commission for Wake Hospice.

Cathy Kiffney STudio