What I did this summer.

I got back on the wheel after a 15-year break! Fun! An old high school friend gave me her wheel. Thanks, Mary Anna! I made lots of simple cylinders and could see how they could become owls. 

Many of these are now in my Etsy Shop and can be purchased online. If you are in the area come to my open studio show the first two weekends in November to see them in person! 

 

Got back on the wheel after a 15 year break! This is what happend. :)

Got back on the wheel after a 15 year break! This is what happend. :)

simple cylinders

simple cylinders

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Painting the little guys.

Painting the little guys.

More painting. 

More painting. 

Into the kiln.

Into the kiln.

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The whole gang. Acutally, I amade about 20 of these vases. They are made with porcelain so they are very water proof! 

The whole gang. Acutally, I amade about 20 of these vases. They are made with porcelain so they are very water proof! 

Making new porcelain birds

Making some birds today. My favorite part is shaping and adding textures. 🐤 These and many more will be ready for my open studio show, the first two weekends in November. Join my mailing list!

making and texturing porcelain wall birds.

making and texturing porcelain wall birds.

Etsy, Summer Sale

Time for my summer sale! I've added a bunch of new work to my Etsy site.

August 9-13th everything in my shop on SALE!

Porcelain bird vase, 5" high, now in my etsy shop

Porcelain bird vase, 5" high, now in my etsy shop

New Wall Birds!

These new birds are made with porcelain. My same signature wall birds but now with a slightly different look: bright, light, softer. The high firing brings a new look to the glazes and the clay is super strong! I hope you enjoy this new direction! These are now in my Etsy Shop!

group of wall birds,  cathy kiffney

New! Porcelain

I've been working with porcelain for about 6 months now and I love it! Some of you may already know that I've worked with red clay for years, so this is a big change and I'm loving it! This change has offered many new challenges and that is good! After 35 plus years or so that is needed. 

Redwinged Blackbird, 10" porcelain platter

Red winged Blackbird, hand-made porcelain platter. cathy kiffney

Mother's Day Weekend Show and Plant Swap Invitation

 

Dear friends, art lovers, and plant lovers! 

Please come to this year’s Mother’s Day Weekend show and sale at Luna Ray's studio and garden. We have a great lineup of artists this year, with jewelry, ceramics, cards, prints, paintings, and more!  And, we are once again doing a ***free plant exchange***- so bring your extra plants and divisions, and take home something new.  

We look forward to seeing you!  Please bring your mom, or anyone you think might be interested. 

May 13th and 14th, 2017 art show and sale

May 13th and 14th, 2017 art show and sale

Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry, Prints, Sculpture, Cards, Plants and More! 

Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry, Prints, Sculpture, Cards, Plants and More! 

Bird Vases

Handmade porcelain bird sculpture that is also a vase! Size is about 6 inches long and 4 inches high, made from beautiful porcelain clay, hand built and individually glazed, no two are alike! Most of these are available in my Etsy shop

New Porcelain Birds!

I'm enjoying working with porcelain again! It is so soft and smooth, and WHITE! Yikes!
A large group of these are on their way to Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery in Winston-Salem.

 

Porcelain hummingbirds and flower medallion. Cathy Kiffney Studio

Porcelain hummingbirds and flower medallion. Cathy Kiffney Studio