Friday, December 23, 2011



Jan. 3, 2012, 7:30 pm at the Alpineer

In November of 2010 I traveled to China as an invited lecturer during the International Magazine Editors Association Symposium. Organized by the Fuping Pottery Art Village, international attendees participated in the conference, traveled to pottery villages, visited ancient kiln sites, ceramic workshops and factories, and participated in the Longquan Celadon Festival. I will share a slide presentation with powerful images of this memorable journey. January 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Alpineer in Crested Butte.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Market at GAC

A table of my work is up at the Holiday Art Market at the Gunnison Arts Center. There are nine artists displaying their work this holiday season. Stop by and shop for that unique, handmade gift.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday News

     On Wednesday I will set up a table at the HOLIDAY MARKET at the Gunnison Arts Center. The Holiday Market will be open Wednesdays thru Sundays, Dec. 8th - Dec. 23rd. This year's Holiday Market will showcase the artwork of nine local artists. The artwork will range in price from $5 - $100. This is a great opportunity for holiday shoppers to purchase unique gifts and support local artists. I will be at GAC on Sunday, Dec. 11th from 1:30-3:30pm helping out with the Holiday Market as a volunteer.
     ALSO, I will have wall peices in the ONCE UPON A WINTER exhibition in the Alpenglow Gallery at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado. Opening reception - Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. Stop by and see this exciting exhibit.
     AND, I recently delivered work to the RIJKS FAMILY GALLERY in Crested Butte. Look for my new handpainted bowls with laser transfers of my original drawings in the center. Also, new mini bowls with flower patterns that make great ring holders, tea bag holder or dieter’s ice cream bowl!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's happening in the studio

Here is an image of my work table as I painted the rose pattern on the bowls, plates and mugs for a recently completed special order. Tomorrow I will begin throwning small pieces for the upcoming school bazaar and Gunnison Arts Center's Holiday Market.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Solo exhibition at WSC

Snapshots of my exhibition in October at Quiggley Gallery at Western State College of Colorado.

Monday, November 14, 2011

October in Crested Butte

As I was preparing for my solo show in the Quiggley Gallery at Western State College of Colorado last month, the leaves were changing on the mountain behind my home. Just couldn't resist taking a moment to take some photographs. I slipped on my husband's size 14 shoes, trekked out on our ice covered grass and snapped a few shots. Hope you enjoy the photo.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hiking Fun

Fall colors are fading on Whetstone mountain. Richard and I enjoyed a hike this morning, it was twenty-two degrees out when we began our adventure at 7am. The sun came up over the peaks after about a half hour. The fallen aspen leaves created a golden carpet on our path. What a great way to begin our day!

After our early morning hike, I began the task of getting caught up with office work. I am in the midst of creating a powerpoint presentation for my upcoming convocation (lecture) at Western State College. Now it is time to get into the studio to work on a few special orders. I am also creating a bowl which I will donate to the silent auction for the fundraiser for Artists of the West Elks, our local visual arts organization.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

People's Fair

Tomorrow I will have a booth (#14) in the Crested Butte People's Fair. Look forward to being a part of Day 2 of the fair.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Images from Workshop at Anderson Ranch

Got home a week ago from the Mark Burleson workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass. It was a great experience -- I learned so much. Here are some images of the workshop. The above photo is of Mark, Andy Meyer, Julia Cardone and Ashley York. We all went on a hike on the Sunday in the middle of the two week workshop. Will post more images soon!! Hope everyone in the path of Hurricane Irene will be safe.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mark Burleson Workshop

Today is day 4 of the Photographic Images for Ceramic Surfaces workshop with Mark Burleson at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. We are working hard, creating laser toner transfers, silkscreens, etc. I just made a series of pentagons which will hang on the wall. Tomorrow I will "pull" a silkscreen and get it ready for printing. I have been working late in the studio which is open for use 24/7. I will share images soon.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New work for Arts Festival

Here is a sample of my new work just out of the kiln this week. It is a preview of what I will have available during the Crested Butte Arts Festival this weekend. Tomorrow afternoon I will set up my booth. I painted a new Donna Rozman Ceramics sign for the front of my canopy. Most of my boxes of pottery are packed and priced. Just need to finish up packing the most recent work. I am looking forward to showing my new work as well as my wildflower patterns. I am also getting ready to leave on Monday for a workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado. Snowmass is just 30 miles from my home as the crow flies. However, it will be a two and a half drive since there are no roads that go directly through the mountains from here to there. Well, there are some very rough 4WD roads but I am NOT taking any of those routes!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Upcoming Crested Butte Arts Festival


One week until the Crested Butte Arts Festival. I am booth number 21 on the north side of Elk Avenue in front of Rozman Realty between 5th and 4th Streets. I am busy in the studio getting a couple of last firings done. Here are a few images of a fish platter in process. Tomorrow I'll get a few more flower mugs and mini bowls painted. Then I need to glaze a few more bowls and get them Painted. Then I will work on getting a couple of fish tile murals mounted.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


The Fourth of July weekend was a busy one. Bob and Stephanie, Ryan and Emily were here for three days. Went to three barbecues, watched two fireworks displays, one in Crested Butte and the other put on by Mt. Crested Butte. It was a very nice weekend. After the weekend I spent long days in the studio handpainting pottery. Got a kiln load ready and fired yesterday. Unloaded today. All of this new work is going to the Boutique at the Wildflower Festival which will be at registration at the Crested Butte Community School. I will have a booth at AWEfest tomorrow, Sunday, 9am-3pm. Am scheduled to deliver the new work to the Boutique by 4pm tomorrow. Then on Monday I will be a guide for the wagon rides at the Wildflower Festival. The wagon rides will be a ride through the town of Crested Butte. Should be fun!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Here are images of a couple of new pieces. Both bowls are about 14 inches in diameter. I used a transfer technique to get the center image, which is a scanned print of one of my drawings. The outer pattern was handpainted right on the bowl. Enjoy! The bowls are currently on display at Rijks Family Gallery

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thursday, June 24

Kebler Pass June 24

Drove over Kebler Pass to Paonia on Thursday, June 24. Picked up my work from the show at Glennie-Coombe Gallery. Left a couple of pieces in the Gallery. Here is a photo of the Gallery on main street in Paonia. Right next door is Ollie's Ice Cream Parlor. Always have to have ice cream when I am there!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Terrific Tuesday - Summer begins

On May 22 we had visitors -- Niece Alex Lunde and her husband Matt, niece Kelly Decker and her boyfriend, Joe, and nephew Nathan Trifone. It was fun to have them here. Got a great photo of Richard with Kelly and Alex. There was still alot of snow on Whetstone mountain when they were here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day

Tomorrow is Father's day. Will spend time with my father at a BBQ at the Willows Annex, one of my many nicknames for the health care center where he and my mom reside. My twin cousin, Margie, is coming that day for a visit. It will be great to see her. I hope to manage to make the day special for my wonderful husband as well.

Spent the day yesterday preparing clay and then throwing some large bowls. Recently I have been doing some pencil drawings of mandala like designs inspired by nature. I hope to transfer these images to the large bowls that I am making.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday in the Mountains

Today I had a nice drive to Gunnison, Montrose, Delta, Paonia and home over Kebler Pass. (Shopping in Montrose followed by dental appointment in Delta.)The top of the pass still had lots of snow. As I topped the pass and began the descent the ground in the "triangle" was covered with snow. The road to Lake Irwin and the Ohio Pass road were snowed in. The road to the Irwin townsite had been plowed. It was a beautiful drive. --  Just posted this image of a platter that I recently completed.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Opening of Nueva Era

Teresa brought our parents, Mamie and Bill Sisson, to the opening reception for Nueva Era: Cartwheels. It was fun to have them there. They were able to see my new work on display in this group show at the Gunnison Arts Center. There was music in the courtyard and lots of people enjoying the evening. Great fun for all!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Upcoming shows

Currently, I have work in three group shows. "Amazing Colorado Women" is the title for the show at the Glennie-Coombe Gallery in Paonia, Colorado. The opening for the show was last Friday, May 27th. It was a lovely evening with great attendance. This show runs until June 23rd.

Tonight is the opening for "Nueva Era - Cartwheels" at Gunnison Arts Center, 5-8pm. There will be music in the courtyard and it is also First Friday Gallery Crawl. This show will be on display for the month of June.

The third show is in Denver. "A Ceramics Collaboration" is presented by Plinth Gallery and Anderson Ranch. This exhibition will showcase work by Colorado ceramic artists. The Opening Reception is tonight at Plinth Gallery 8520 Brighton Blvd., Denver from 5-10pm. On Saturday, June 11 there will be an Artist Reception, open Studio and Kiln Opening from noon-9pm.

Monday, April 25, 2011

More new work

Yes, it is still snowing here in beautiful Colorado! Spent Easter day with family and friends. Enjoyed excellent food and great company. The above bowl is roughly 14" in diameter. I trimmed the bottom of the bowl so that you can add a picture wire and hang the bowl on the wall. The above photo shows the bowl before it went into the kiln to be glaze fired.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

This week in the studio

This week in the studio I hand-painted  bowls. Here are photos of one of the bowls in progress. Thought you might enjoy seeing how the pattern is developed on the form. Enjoy.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Here is a look at my new pasttime --- free-motion quilting. I am learning to use my regular sewing machine to do this interesting technique. It is challenging but really fun. Diana, Linda and I have been collecting purple fabrics for a couple of years. We all started on our purple quilt projects at the same time. I am making a series of 14" square wall hangings. This gives me plenty of practice at the free-motion quilting. Above are two of the squares that are completed.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More NCECA photos

Just had to add a few more photos of NCECA. The top photo is of Donna Cole with her work that was in the crystalline show, Frozen in Fire. Next is a great photo of Donna Cole and Nicole Copel on St. Pete's Beach at sunset. And finally, the Donna's and Nicole on the beach. One of the truly great aspects of attending the NCECA conference each year is the opportunity to reconnect with dear friends. NCECA 2011 in Tampa was inspiring, entertaining and educational. See you all next year in Seattle!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011


I am so easily distracted. While busily painting a fish platter in the studio this afternoon, Richard came in to tell me that the owl that woke us up this morning was down by the river sitting on a fence post. I grabbed my camera and went to photograph it. Unfortunately, my camera did not have an SD memory card in it. So I had to go back to the house, grab the photo card, put it in the camera and get back outside before the owl flew away. I got a couple of quick snapshots from our driveway. Then I quietly walked down toward the river. I got close and took a couple of shots but he had his back to me. So I made a noise and he looked right at me so that I was able to get the above photo. Then he got tired of me and flew down river and landed in a willow tree. What fun!! Just had to post the photos before I go back to work in the studio.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Artstream celebrates 10 Years

It was fun to be in the exhibition space when Artstream Gallery celebrated their 10th Anniversary. This is a cake made to look like the Artstream Gallery. Congrats to Allegeny Meadows and Sam Harvey for the success of their mobile gallery!! --  I have been an avid viewer of the cake shows on television; e.g. Amazing Wedding Cakes, Ace of Cakes, etc. So I was delighted to see this COOL cake and be there for the cutting of the cake. I even got to taste a piece of cake.  -- I remember the first time I saw the Artstream Gallery 10 years ago at NCECA. It was such a creative idea to convert an old Airstream Travel Trailor into a traveling gallery. I am always happy to see the Artstream and enjoy the amazing functional pottery that they have for sale.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

K-State alumni

So fun to see friends from grad school. In the photo - Les and Mika Laidlaw, Liz James, Nicole Copel and Donna Cole and myself at NCECA. We bribed a passerby to take this photo of us. There were more K-State folks at NCECA but did not get a chance to get them in a photo. One of the things that I like best about going to NCECA is seeing friends that I would otherwise not get a chance to see. I was sorry that Ester and Yoshi Ikeda were unable to be there. I did get to see Glen Brown and attend his lecture. And, of course, we saw Anna Calluori-Holcombe who was a co-laison for the conference.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

More about NCECA

Donna Cole and I were busy during the conference with registering volunteers, manning the volunteer counter and getting to some of the NCECA programming. So on Friday evening DC, Nicole Copel and I hired a driver to take us to the exhibition Frozen in Fire. DC had a piece in the show and we didn't want to miss it. We then had our driver take us to St. Pete's Beach for the Potters Council Show The Shoulders We Stand On at the Nancy Marcoe Gallery (I had a piece in that show). At the reception we ran into some friends that we met in Hungary at the International Ceramic Studio in 2006. (It is always great to get re-acquainted NCECA) This photo is of our group during that reception. The Potters Council celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the reception was well attended. Donna Cole, Nicole Copel and I walked over to the beach and watched the sun set on the Gulf. It was really beautiful.

Monday, April 4, 2011

NCECA 2011

I arrived in Tampa on Sunday, March 27th. Stayed at the Howard Johnson Plaza in downtown Tampa. Donna Cole and I came in a day early so that we could enjoy some calm before the storm. We were the NCECA Program Volunteer Coordinators for NCECA 2011 and had been working on matching volunteers with assignments since January. So on Monday we took time to enjoy Tampa before beginning our conference duties the next day. We had lunch at Channelside then were met by Barbara Pope (one of our volunteers who lives at St. Pete's Beach). Barbara drove us over to the beach and gave us the 10 cent tour of the beach town. At one point during the brief tour we exited the car and scurried to the water to dip our feet into the gulf! Afterward, Barbara dropped us off in the center of town. We happened upon a shell store and spent about an hour browsing around the store, both of us fascinated by the variety of shells. We left the store with our purchased shells and meandered along the avenue. Our next stop was a bead store. I was excited about finding beads for my new past time -- QUILTING!! So again we spent time browsing in yet another store. After purchasing some interesting beads we left the store only to find ourselves in the middle of a thunderstorm and downpour. We rushed to a coffee shop and took refuge there. We had a great visit with the other customers in the coffee shop. Ruthie, the owner of the coffee shop, recommended a driver who we contacted. Ron came to the coffee shop, picked us up, and drove us back to Tampa. The above picture is of Donna Cole and myself at St. Pete's Beach.    More NCECA stories to come.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

NCECA and Potter's Council Show

I am leaving in the morning for the NCECA Conference in Tampa, Florida. Can't wait for the warm weather. I love the snow, but this time of year it is fun to get a break from it. I have a teapot in the Potter's Council Show at the Nancy Markoe Gallery in St. Pete Beach, FL. If you are at the conference come to the opening reception on Friday, April 1, 6-9pm.

Monday, March 14, 2011

New work

Just got a small piece out of the test kiln this morning. Just in time to show sisters, Linda and Laura. The test piece was a small bowl with layered colored slip. I tried a technique that I say in a video on Ceramic Arts Daily. It is a great technique for my terra cotta work. I taught it to my class at the Gunnison Art Studio. Simple process but can achieve very unique and interesting surface designs.
Will post images soon.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Personal Icons Exhibition

Personal Icons Exhibition at Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS - opening reception Friday, March 11, 2011.