May 3, 2010, 10:12 pm

No it's not what you think, Cedar Creek is alive, well and thriving. June 26th, in conjunction with Alan and Rosemary Bennett's show Beneath the Surface, we are screening the documentary The End of the Line narrated by Ted Danson. It's about the current state of our oceans and how we are harvesting fish at a rate that isn't sustainable. It's not all gloom and doom and don't eat fish - I wouldn't bring that to Cedar Creek.

May 3, 2010, 10:11 pm

Collaboration with another artist is always exciting - mixing two medium even more so. The past two weekends Alan Bennett and I joined forces to further an exploration of glass and clay. For the past year we have periodically worked on this idea, but this weekend I started to get really excited about it. Here's how it works... Alan throws a pot with really thick walls and exaggerated throw rings. While it's still wet I blow glass into it, using the clay as a blow mold. Alan holds the sides of the clay giving it another dimension and also keeping it from blowing out the mold.

May 3, 2010, 10:10 pm

April 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 10th and 11th
Come see me blowing glass! My studio will be open the first two weekends of April for glass blowing demonstrations in conjunction with the Cedar Creek Gallery 42nd Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival. From 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm each Saturday and Sunday, Harrison Harper and I will alternate between making furnace pulled glass beads, vases and bowls. I will make the beads I pull during demonstrations the first weekend into jewelry which will be available in the gallery the second weekend.

November 22, 2009, 12:00 am

In early November, Dale Chihuly came to visit Cedar Creek and check out our glass blowing studios. A friend of his called ahead to let us know they were coming, but I didn't really believe it was true until they called to say they were leaving Durham in fifteen minutes. Somehow I thought it might be somebody playing a good prank.

November 12, 2009, 6:14 am

Matt Decker, who has been working with me for almost seven years is about to embark on an exciting new journey. He interviewed with the Corning Museum of Glass to blow glass on a cruise ship and leaves later this month for an intensive three weeks of training. He will be living and working in Corning, New York while he trains with some of the most talented glass blowers in the country.

November 12, 2009, 1:24 am

If you are in the Triangle this Thanksgiving weekend, plan to visit the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft + Design Show - the area's highest quality, longest running, juried fine craft show. You can find me in booth J-6. I will be exhibiting my latest work - both blown vases and bowls as well as jewelry.

The show is open at the Exposition Center, North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Friday, November 27th 6 - 9pm
Saturday, November 28th 10am - 6pm
Sunday, November 29th 11am - 5pm

October 16, 2009, 3:53 pm

We had a wonderful two weekends at the Fall Pottery and Glass Festival at Cedar Creek. It was great to see so many familiar faces and lots of new ones too. It was nonstop glass blowing for us in the studio.

October 15, 2009, 11:00 pm

Today was an awesome day of blowing glass! I hope I still feel that way when I open the annealers on Monday. A big part of me wants to find a reason to go to the studio over the weekend so I can get a look earlier, but our weekend is packed with kids activities and one last long training walk before the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer next weekend. The first piece set the tone for the day and reminded me how much I love to blow glass. Maybe I'll take a picture and post it when I open the annealer.

October 7, 2009, 3:50 pm

Join us for the Pottery and Glass Festival this weekend at Cedar Creek Gallery

October 6, 2009, 11:46 am

I've resisted as long as I possibly can. Now I am officially a member of the blogging world. At one time I thought I would be the last person who didn't have email - a sort of historian who could explain how to cope if it all crashed. Now I don't know what I would do if I couldn't communicate via email.