Thursday, December 30, 2010

pottery on the internet

It is official, you can now purchase my work on the internet at the online gallery of Ceramics Art and Perception

Check it out!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

studio work

Getting back in the studio. Today I was at my work table, handpainting a vase.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Tree


Jos came along to get a Christmas Tree. About 3 feet of new snow!!

Luckily, our nephew, Dan, came with the snowmobile - made a trail, then came back and hauled the Christmas trees to our house. It was an adventure.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Market at GAC

Holiday Market at GAC

Yep! Today was the Holiday Bazaar at the CB School. It was great fun to see so many friends. And selling work was a bonus. Tomorrow I will help set up for the Holiday Market at the Gunnison Arts Center. Sixteen artists, including myself, will have work for sale in the lobby and upper gallery at GAC. All work for sale will be priced under $100. It will a great time to shop for Christmas gifts. Stop by Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am-6pm!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Market at CB School

Come visit my booth at the



December 4

9am – 4pm

CB Community School (multi-purpose room)

Lots of Christmas specials

Including 50%off selected items.

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ICMEA symposium in Fuping, China

Arriving in Xi'an we were met by our interpreter, Marvin.

FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums are a collection of
buildings at the Fuping Pottery Art Village.

Drumming performance before the welcome ceremony
Welcome ceremony for the International Ceramic Magazine
Editors Symposium in Fuping, China

Friday, October 29, 2010

Recent work

Two teapots just out of the kiln. Am busy getting ready to go to China for the International Ceramic Magazine Editors conference in Fuping China. Need to ship some work this weekend, get the studio cleaned and pack!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


October is here and winter is in the air. We have been lucky with some indian summer days this week. But as you can see we got some snow on the peaks recently. We are getting ready for winter, staining the deck, draining the hoses, putting furtilizer on the lawn, etc... I am also getting ready for my trip to China. Ordered a phrase book and friends loaned me a couple of other books on China. Am reading about the Terra Cotta Warriors now. Am looking for a good travel pillow for the flight over. Have a couple of long lay overs so it will be a tiring trip. However, I am getting very excited.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Diana Peacock was here for a week visiting. She was joined by her daughter Jenny Sova and grandson Ben. It was so fun to have a 3 year old in the house. We had a cook out last night. Grilled on the deck and had Tommy, Matt Peacock, Jane Pizem, Royal White, Teresa and Jos Rikjs and Richard and myself. Ben was our entertainment. He talked and talked. He made great friends with Royal. Today everyone left after breakfast.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Spent the afternoon getting set up for the Gunnison Valley Studio Tour. Laura Elm, Sheila Anderson and I will have a nice display of our work in the art room. And we will take turns throwing on the potter's wheel in the clay studio. It will be a fun day and we hope lots and lots of folks will stop by. I am baking cupcakes for the event and will bring other snacks as well. Maps are available at

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gunnison Valley Studio Tour

Getting ready for a weekend of fun at the 2nd Annual Gunnison Valley Studio Tour. I will be at the Gunnison Art Center, Clay Studio on Saturday, Sept. 25th and Sunday, Sept. 26th. My fellow potters Laura Elm and Sheila Anderson will be there with me.  Stop by to see what's new at the Clay Studio, observe potters at work and have a chance to buy some terrific pottery.

Check out these webistes:
Gunnison Valley Studio Tour
Laura Elm
Donna Rozman
Gunnison Arts Center

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Splender

September is such a beautiful month. Gotta savor every splendid moment. Working on special orders in the studio. Taught my first clay class of the fall session at Gunnison Arts Center today. Working on getting my visa for my trip to China.  ---  I've been invited to speak at the International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association conference in Fuping, China. So I am working on the details for traveling there in November. More details later.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BJ visits

Yesterday we drove to Grand Junction to pick up BJ. He rode the train from Omaha. We spent the night in Delta and drove on in to Crested Butte today. Stopped in Paonia to visit Ed and Roger Rozman. We got to CB in time to meet my folks at the Brick Oven for Pizza. Pine Haven brought a group of their residents to the Brick for an outing. It was great fun for all. So nice to see Mom and Dad out and about.

Salida Riverside Art Festival

I had a booth in the Salida Riverside Art Festival the weekend of August 14 &15. It was fun to see  friends and family. Met lots of the other vendors. My sister, Linda, came along and she was a great help. We drove the black truck over Monarch loaded up with the tables, shelves, tent and inventory. Got set up easily and had time Friday evening to sit by the river and watch some folks practicing kayaking. The Festival was on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday we got packed up in record time with the help of Dan Peacock. On the way home stopped by Pine Haven in Gunnison and visited our folks.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ridgway Rendezvous Arts Festival

Just got back from the Ridgway Rendezvous. What a fun art festival they put on over there! It was in the town park on the grass. Booths were set up in clusters of four so each vendor had a corner booth. I liked the format. It was also nice to be on the grass. We had rain on Saturday, it began at about 3pm and rained the rest of the afternoon. However, we stayed dry under cover of the tent. Sunday it was sunny all day. My husband, Richard, and sister, Linda, were terrific helpers. The bulk of our sales occurred on Saturday. The music throughout the event was great. I met other vendors who do the art fair circuit. Fun to talk to them about their experiences. Met some fellow potters and got reaquainted with others. Nice to see some familiar faces and meet new people.

On the way home from Ridgway yesterday we stopped at the Creamery Art Center in Hotchkiss and I picked up my work from the "Comin' Round the Mountain" show that we had there.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010


All went well over the weekend. Had a great time at the CB Arts Festival. My booth display stayed up during the downpoor on Saturday with no damage. YEA! Sunday was a nicer day. Spent all day on both Monday and Tuesday in the studio getting more inventory painted for this weekend in Ridgway.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

CB Arts Festival Demo

I will be doing a demo on Saturday at 10:30am at the Demo Tent in front of Kochevars at 2nd and Elk during the Crested Butte Arts Festival. My booth is at the other end of Elk Avenue. My sister, Linda will be at my booth during that time. The demo will last about 40 minutes. I plan to throw three or four bowls. I was pleased that the Festival send two strong young men to pick up my wheel, clay and tools today. They will have it ready for me at the Demo Tent on Saturday.

My boxes are all packed and ready to take up to the Festival. I will set up tomorrow afternoon. I am very happy to be on the street in front of Rudy's office. I will be able to store back up work in his office and use it as needed during the weekend. I won't be that lucky in Ridgway or Salida.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Crested Butte Art Festival

Phew!! Just finished a full day of handpainting pottery in preparation for the Crested Butte Art Festival this weekend. My booth is #3 and is on the north side of Elk Avenue approximately in front of Rozman Realty. My sister, Linda, arrives on Friday and will help me in my booth. It will be fun to have her here and I am happy to have the help.

Monday, July 12, 2010


I participated in AWEfest yesterday. There were 12 local artists who were part of the festival. We were located on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte just west of the Sunday Farmer's Market. It was a festive day. Lots of folks out and about. Enjoyed a day in the sun and sold some of my pottery. I always love the energy of an arts festival!!

Time to get back in the studio and make work!
Cheers, Donna

Friday, July 9, 2010

Laura Elm and I drove over Kebler Pass to Hotchkiss on Monday. We began getting pedestals and shelves ready for out show at the Creamery Art Center. Spent the night in Delta. Got to the Creamery on Tuesday morning bright and early. Met Mary Jursinovic there and began the task of setting up our pottery show, Comin' Round the Mountain. Finished setting up the show by 4pm and drove to Paonia to the Glennie-Coombe Gallery, I picked up my work from my show there. They kept three pieces to show throughout the summer. Came back to Crested Butte over Kebler Pass, which was a gorgeous drive.

Today we drive back to Hotchkiss for the opening of the show. The reception is from 6-8pm at the Creamery Art Center. Hope to see you there.

Friday, July 2, 2010

ART rageous Day in Crested Butte

The Arts Alliance of the East River Valley will conduct "ART"Rageous, a day of the arts at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte on Saturday, July 3rd.

There is something for everyone with a variety of activities including live arts demonstrations and a juried show in the Piper Gallery, the final performance of the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre's Guys and Dolls show, a special pops brass band performance offered by the Crested Butte Music Festival and a late evening concert with local favorite Tony Furtado.

Laura Elm and I will be demonstrating from 10am to 3pm at the Center for the Arts. Come by and join the festivities!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scooby Doo Tuesday

Today was a fabulous day. I had breakfast on the deck sitting in the sunshine. Made a trip to Gunnison to Pine Haven, the old folks home, to visit the folks. We had a drink on the patio and a great visit. Papa loved the gazebo that we sat in to get out of the sun. He asked about the high white fence, I told it was there so that he couldn't escape. Put birdseed in their birdfeeders. Unfortunately, there is not good way to get Papa out to the birdfeeder. So he watches from the window in his room. They have two birdfeeders outside their window and the birds empty them about every other day.

I had a long day in the studio yesterday. Got many things handpainted for a firing on Thursday. Need to photograph some new shrines this evening. Sending work to the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. It will be in their boutique during the Festival which is July 11 - 18. Stop by the registration area at Nordic Center if you are in CB.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Monday

Monday morning got into the studio early. Spent a full day working in the studio -- glazing, painting, finishing some border tiles, etc. Yesterday made brunch for Richard for Father's Day. Then went to Gunnison for an ice cream social with my father at Pine Haven. Returned that evening and grilled steaks with Teresa and Jos on our deck.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Frosty summer morning

Woke up this morning to frost on the ground. The sun came out and warmed things up in time to have great weather for a doubles tennis game.

The bookmarks for Comin' Round the Mountains, our small group show at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss, Colorado arrived today. We will start distributing them asap. The show runs July 9 - August 9, with a reception on July 9.

Unloaded tiles for a couple of tile murals today. The tiles look great, now have to get them mounted and ready to display.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Black bears

Yesterday we got about a half inch of rain preceded by strong wind. This has been the windiest spring I can remember. Today we woke up to a dusting of snow on the peak of Whetstone mountain and a layer of fog half way down the mountain. It was beautiful. As Richard was having coffee at the breakfast table he spotted a black bear on "ski jump hill" across the meadow from our house. He called me and we watched it with the binoculars. As we were watching we spotted another one walking a short distance from the first. They quickly walked into the trees to reappear again 10 minutes later. We watched them for about a half an hour as they made their way down valley from our house.

In the studio today I painted fairy slipper flowers on tiles. I now have a kiln load and will fire tomorrow.

I spent a few minutes in the garden this evening. Some small critter is digging in my columbine garden. I covered the hole and will watch to see if there is more activity. Richard said it is not a gopher, which is the usual culprit.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crazy Days of Summer

Summer arrived in Crested Butte this week. It is great. The mornings are really lovely. By later in the day it was a bit windy. Too windy to paint outside. However, it is great to have the warm weather, and the green leaves on the aspen trees. Whetstone mountain is really looking beautiful.

Work in the studio is going well. Painted a tile mural today. It is loaded in the kiln. Will fire later in the week. Tomorrow I hope to start some new projects. Looking forward to trying some of the interesting techniques show in the Pete Pinnell workshop last weekend.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Weekend in GJ

Spent the weekend in Grand Junction at a Pete Pinnell workshop. Also, enjoyed the reception for the Contemporary Clay show at the Art Center there. Laura Elm and I both have pieces in the show. It was 100 degrees there! What a difference in climate for us.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Trying to remember to "Blog" regularly. This morning when I got up I saw a beaver in the river. He was happily chomping on willow branches. Got out for a run then into the studio. I am working on a tile mural for the upcoming show in Hotchkiss, Colorado.

Also, a couple of gals from the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival came by to look at my wildflower pottery. They want some for their store during the Wildflower Festival July 11th thru July 18th. They picked out mugs, platters, bowls and coasters with wildflowers painted on them.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Frogs and Hummers

Today as I was working in the studio I thought of a few things that I should write about in my blog. So I came up after I was finished opened my blog and now can't remember what was so important!! AHHHH! Now I remember! I fired my kiln today and opened the windows so that the studio did not get too hot. Alas, this is the first day of the year that I have worked with the windows open. Yes, it was warm enough today. I did have my music on but could still hear the frogs from the marsh down by the river and the hummingbirds trilling outside. Joyous sounds indeed. It was perfect as I was working on a tile mural in which I am featuring hummingbirds!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Blogging with Alex

Just talked to Alex about my blog. She is trying to get me set up with a cool background. Should be fun! In the mean time, I will pack up work, and load the car. Getting ready for show in Paonia. Opens tomorrow. This morning I got together with Laura Elm. We designed a bookmark for our upcoming show at the Creamery Art Center in Hotchkiss. The show opens July 9th.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Joining the Blogging world

Unloaded teapots and dreamkeepers from the kiln yesterday. Ready for upcoming show in Paonia. Reception for the show is Saturday evening. Hope to see some familiar faces there. Richard will be branding cattle in the morning while I pack the car with my work for the show. Kebler pass opened yesterday and we'll head over that way for the two hour drive to Paonia. The show is at Glennie-Coombe Gallery on Main Street in Paonia.