I decided to explore ceramic again in a series of sculptures that have beside the clay, metal added or glass if not both in the same piece


 Blue and Green Spindle Form I

(See also other pictures of.B...)

Pit fired clay and clay cast glass.

13" x 16" x 13"



Blue and Green Spindle Form II

Electric fired ceramic and clay cast glass.

12" x 9" x 10"



I am finally putting together the many parts of the solid spindle forms I did at Kohler 1996. I am using spring pins and it is really hard to get everything to line up so I can put the parts together. The two part spindle form is the simplest of them all so it made sense to work on that one first.

Two Part Spindle Forms


Solid cast steel and brass

9" x 13" x 9" 55 pounds (solid)

I'm exploring metal and ceramic combinations



Self Form

(has now a metal stand for it.)


Clay and metal

19" x 12 1/2" x 8"


Ceramic Boat

(Is now sitting on a shelf with out this stand you see here.

The shelf is a part of a boat.)


Raku fired with steel. Stand is out of same metal

12 1/2" x 7" x 2 3/4"

Trying out new colors for my glass boat form on a stand

Three Color Boat Form


Clay cast glass, slumped together

12 1/2" x 4" x 2 3/4" with stand and base

Boat with a Sail


Clay cast glass, slumped together

12 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" with stand

See picture of top of a Green Top Boat

Did a wild boat  



All Over Board

Clay cast glass slumped together


18" x 4" x 4 1/2"

Tried "New Form" in different colors 

 Both pieces are now in Elton John's Collection

New Form II


Clay cast glass slumped together

6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"


New Form III


Clay cast glass slumped together

6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Did some all glass wall work


Three of Each

Clay cast glass

10 1/2" x 4" x 2"

A Line and a Dot

Clay cast glass

12 1/2" x 5" x 1 3/4"


Four Green Rings

Clay cast glass

12 1/2 " x 5" x 1 3/4"


Eight Green Rings

Clay cast glass

10 1/2" x 4" x 2"


(Á krossgötum)

Clay cast glass

11 1/2" x 4" x 2"

Worked on a series of pieces that has stones mixed with glass and/or other media.

Here is my first attempt.


Stone Bonding

Stone found in Iceland, clay cast glass and copper wire


9" x 8 1/2" x 11"

See pictures in show :Was in the show Presence January 14 - February 26, 1999


Something Totally New

I have been working this year with a little bit different media than before. The reason is that I have a show in Iceland next year and I want to use in that show some material that is already available there and thought of all the beaches at home that have these wonderful round stones just waiting to be used. Before I go home I need to get a feel for this new media so I have been welding frames around California stones the last two months or so.

Here are two samples of what I have been doing.

Stone Bound Form no. 1

Stones and metal


11" x 13" x 10"

Stone Bound Form no. 2

Stones and metal


25 1/2" x 11" x 11"

Close Up

(Was in a show at Claudia Chapline Gallery, )

I finished the year with a clay/glass wall piece and a boy.



Five Circles Wallwork

Clay and clay cast glass


 10" x 9" x 2"


 You will see more of the wall work in 98 and 99

See them also in two of my solo shows

Richmond Art Center

Gallery Fold 


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