Anon 85

Anon 85
Creature Spoonrests




Last minute Market 2015

I'd like to share a few thoughts on Last Minute Market yesterday.  Thanks to Cleveland handmade shoppers who came out to the new location of the market at The Galleria downtown.  Any worries that vendors had about shopper turnout were squashed within the first hour.  In fact, in my sixth year vending at LMM, it mY have been my busiest first hour.  It was another successful show for Pickled Aliens Pottery.

Thanks to the sellers of  Spell It Out with whom I had someone to chat with during the show!  Another thank you to the guy who asked about the Latin name of my Creature Spoon Rests.  As much as I have documented these mongrols from revealing their personalities, quarks,  favorite dishes, and a family tree, I had not thought about the Latin name that would be  appropriate of their mixed up and mashed up genetics.  This is something I must decipher!

Again thanks Kathy. She organized a great show once more.  Also she discovered that I had not gotten several emails contain show info because like a dummy I provided the handle for my web site instead of my email address.  The difference?  Pickledaliens vs pickledceramics.  Ugh.  So sorry!  Thanks also for the food during the show and overall kindness!

Here We Come Cleveland!

Last Minute Market is a week away and PickledAliens is reedit roll.  This is the year of the Generation 10 Creature Spoon Rest.  I'm pretty sure most of them made the "NICE" list although I think some of them have Krampus DNA sprinkled through their mongrel genes.

Today I will be firing some of the last pieces for Last Minute Market and finishing up putting together the recipe cards for the Creature Spoon Rests.  I look forward to seeing my repeat customers in Cleveland for my sixth Last Minute Market.  You all have been wonderful fans and you validate my weirdness completely.  And who knows, maybe it will snow.

Pickled Aliens Time!

I have started making new spoon rests for upcoming holiday craft shows.


Paths in Clay cover

Paths in Clay, a novel

Paths in Clay is a coming-of-age story about Jack, Allan, and Miller; three friends who return to the “palace”, a place where they studied Koh Loh ceramics, an ancient clay tradition passed on from an extinct culture.

When finished with studies, one must depart from the palace and venture out, not returning until they have established a direction or "path" as a clay artist.

Ten years have passed since they left their great Koh Loh Master Potter. Reminiscing about their days as students, Jack, Allan, and Miller embark on their anticipated return to the palace, during a ceremonial kiln firing and celebration - a time when the Master Potter’s former students, their students, friends, and friends of friends all come together to fire their pottery in several wood-fire kilns.

The journey takes them far from their humid tropical region home of the lower peninsula and delivers them to the bitter season of the snowy highlands. When the three men arrive, Jack is face-to-face with his palace-time girlfriend, Kirsten. She informs the three men that their master has grown ill. Amidst a celebration, among old friends, Jack, Allan, and Miller will discover the true nature of their friendships and complete one cycle of their lives and enter the passageway to another. The choices they make will forge ahead a renewed purpose as their roles in clay traditions confirm their paths; passing on Koh Loh clay to the next generations of potters.

family reunion








creature wine stoppers