Thursday, May 15, 2014


To everyone who has supported my work over the years and helped make attending this workshop possible!!!!

I am truly grateful for all your interest in my work.  I am sure I have the most wonderful collectors in the world! Look out Rome, here I come!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


"She's a Fighter" 68" x 27" x 27"
She has five interchangeable child's boxing gloves with free-syle motion embroidery patches that say: "Strength," "Focus," "Grace," and "Patience."  All things need to achieve our goals.  In the back of the sculpture, hidden in the newel post, is a boxing glove that can be substituted for the others that say's "Bitchy" because sometimes we need to bring out a little attitude!


From now until May 10th, I will be offering a range of work from floor pieces to small works under $100 

I am trying to raise funds to study abroad this summer!!!

Can't make it to the studio?  No problem!  Many of the pieces are available for purchase NOW! I will be updating periodically as work is finished.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the work or prices at

Please click here to see the items for sale on the Studio Sale Album 

"Nesting" 3.5" x 3.5" x 2"

"Play With Consequences" 43" x 21" x 24" 

Monday, March 17, 2014

A few spaces are left for a special figurative workshop in April!  

Narrative Potential of the Figure Workshop

This four day workshop will allow a more thorough examination of the figure and the seamless addition of narrative elements.

Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga TN

April 4th - April 7th, 9am - 5pm

Special presentation of new work and slide lecture at River Gallery on Saturday, 6 - 7pm.

As a vehicle for story telling there are an infinite number of ways to express and interpret the figure.  In this four day workshop, we will explore the powerful narrative potential of the human form through the construction of the full figure.  While special attention will be paid to human anatomy and proportions, we will also focus on expression and gesture as the powerhouses of storytelling.  Students will be asked to bring in narrative inspirational materials, such as the written word, objects, photographs, etc.  We will use these items as a springboard to build a figure that expresses a story and discuss how to add mixed media and found objects to create a seamless narrative.  Class time will also include field trips to local treasure troves of inspiration!!  Chattanooga is the perfect environment to get lost in inspiration and Townsend Atelier is a true creative gem. 

For more information contact Peggy or Stan Townsend at Townsend Atelier.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014: New Year, New Work, New Adventures

I'm so excited about the workshop opportunities planned for this year.  I hope you can take some time to join me on a journey with the ceramic figure.

Workshop Schedule for 2014:

Narrative Exploration:  The Full Figure
Take a break from the cold and have some fun focusing on the creation of the figure in ceramics!
March 3rd - 5th
Palm Beach, FL  
Contact: Betty Wilson @ 561-585-7744 or

We will explore storytelling through the creation of the full figure.  Field trips to inspire the narrative potential in all of us will be part of the workshop.
April 4th - 7th
Chattanooga, TN
Contact:  Peggy Townsend @ 1-877-903-1488 or

In this small workshop we will be creating narratives with encaustic, ceramic, and mixed media techniques.  Class size is limited to six people.
May 30th - June 1st
Kirsten Stingle Studio, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Kirsten Stingle @ 678-923-3412 or

This workshop intensive will focus on telling a story through the creation of the full figure in porcelain stoneware.
August 22nd - 24th
Mudfire Ceramic Studio, Atlanta, GA
Contact: 404-377-8033 or