Mercer County Artists Show 2016

“Two Places at Once” was accepted in the 2016 Mercer County Artists Show at The Gallery at Mercer County Community College.  The juried show attracted 121 artists submitting 215 pieces,  ultimately 55 artists and 70 works were accepted.  The juror for the exhibit was Jesse Vincent.  The show runs through March 24, 2016.

“Two Places at Once” is a high fired, high relief, ceramic portrait, the first in a series of portraits that have been the focus of my work for the last six months.



Finished a piece yesterday, a male figure, about 10 inches tall, 14 inches long, 8 inches wide, it’s very god-like.  See photos.  The clay is drying and will take another few weeks to completely dry, then I will fire the work in the kiln with terra sigillata and glaze applied.

Angleview close-up

2015 Mercer County Artists Exhibition

“Always the Model, Never the Bride” was accepted in the 2015 Mercer County Artist Exhibition at The Gallery at Mercer County Community College.   The show was juried by Kyle Stevenson, a Mercer County College fine art professor.   Out of 250 submissions, 89 works were selected by 63 artists for the exhibit, which runs from February 2 to 27.

The opening reception was February 4th, here are some photos from the evening…



Let me introduce myself,  I am a sculptor living and working in Central New Jersey.  I spend my days in my studio working on new figure concepts,  finishing pieces, and firing the completed dry clay figures in a large(45″high) computer controlled kiln.  And with any luck, the pieces will come out of the kiln with no cracks and a beautiful finish.

When I’m not in my studio I am in Princeton with a group of local sculptors working directly from the model at our one day a week work session.  Or,…on a good weather day, I take the opportunity to go in-line skating.

Lately I’ve been trying to formulate an improved surface finish for my figurative sculptures.  A surface with some sheen but not so thick that it obscures fine detail in the face, hands and feet.  This week I will work on test glaze and terra sigillata samples to fire in the kiln.   Test samples are important so I know how the glaze/terra sigillata will react with the clay and the shape of the piece.

Check back soon, I’ll post a follow-up blog with pictures of the results of my test samples and figurative works in progress.