Dec 222015

I have a new method of self expression – Clay sculptures to sew into art quilts.


As with most art techniques, the difficulty of production is hidden within the lovely examples we look at without knowledge!

I have ceramic artists in my family.  I pay attention when looking at others’ work – beautiful lines, eye catching glazes, intriguing  design.  I had the thought to add a few pieces to my inventory – put holes in them to facilitate sewing onto quilts.  Can’t be that hard, right?  WRONG!  It was VERY hard!  Mesmerizing.  Sleep lost but new art made.

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I am extremely grateful to Foelber Pottery on Richmond Ave in Houston, for their amazing studio and the teaching artists who oversaw my work without overshadowing my vision.  Foelber’s felt very much the artists’ home.  I learned so much – Thank you, Judy and Rita!


Dec 132015

Rest Here Now

Rest Here Now, Bahama Series, 2009

Dimensions: 24″ W x 30″ L

Artist dyed and printed cotton, linen.  Machine quilted, hand beaded and embellished.


Rest Here Now, detail

Interested in this piece?  Send me a Note here!


Dec 062015



Under the Arbor, 2013

Dimensions: 20″ W x 31″ L

Artist dyed cotton fabric, machine quilted, hand beading embellishment

This piece includes a photo of my paternal grandmother, Jessie C. Austin, at around 16 years old.  You can see the original picture here


Under the Arbor, detail