Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's Been a Bit

It's been a long time since I've added anything here... So here it goes. 

I have 3 of my drawings in this exhibit that is opening on Friday. It's the first time I've submitted work to a juried show outside of Bakersfield. I'm very excited. 

"Our Secret Garden" Ink, Watercolor by Yvonne Cavanagh 

I'm heading to Idyllwild Art Center next week for a week long workshop with Gay Smith. We will be firing work in a soda kiln and I can't wait. This summer I am working on creating pieces for my portfolio to submit for an MFA program I plan to apply to in the spring. I have been searching for a program that would allow me to continue teaching and I found one. Fingers are crossed that it all works out. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

In Stitches

     I have a show of my work opening on Monday, November 12th, 5-7pm at Valentien. Here is an article that was in the paper about it a few days ago. I am so grateful that Jeramy and Jennifer (owners of Valentien) invited me to have my work shown there; it is the first time I have had to fill up such a large space on my own. Since many people think of me as a ceramicist many will be surprised to see that this work is watercolor, ink and colored pencil. It grew out of the ceramic techniques I learned this summer from Kevin Snipes at Penland. When I came home, thinking about making work for Valentien, I started to draw abstract images similar to what I was doing in the workshop on paper. It felt really freeing to be able to just sit at a table. It was not as laborious as trying to work on clay at my house. And so... these 20 pieces now hanging at Valentien are the result. I plan to create more soon and have them available in my very empty Esty shop. Oh, and on the horizon... The Foundry has invited me to have a solo show next November... so I better get busy again soon.

"Hold on Tight" 13x16

Ceramic pieces I made last summer that inspired my current work. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Work for Sale!

     If you are interested in purchasing any of my most current work it is now for sale at The Foundry on 19th St and also in the gift shop of the Bakersfield Museum of Art. The pieces shown below are at BMoA. They are all looking for a good home!

Little Bottles $22 each 

Paper Clay Teapot $85

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How awesome is this cartoon?

Thank you to my friend, Terri, for sharing this with me! I love it!

I got some work done in my classroom today with the help of a few students who graduated last year. Thank you Emily, Bowen and Claire!! I am getting excited about the first day now. My classroom is all dressed up. Year 9...here we go. 
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Getting Back to Work

I've been creating watercolor/ink drawings this summer. They will be on display and for sale at Valentien Restaurant and Wine Bar in December with the reception on Dec. 3rd. I still have many more to make, but I really like how they are turning out...

My ceramics will be for sale at the Bakersfield Museum of Art starting next month in their gift shop. The little vases you see in the previous post are the start of what will be for sale along with cups and vases and possibly some pendants.

And it's back to school for me next week. Students return on the 20th and I have been in denial about getting to my classroom, but plan to go on Monday.

It's been such a great summer...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I've been dragging my feet a bit... I think it's summer doing me in. I got back on the wheel today and made some funny little vases (they are just 2-3 inches tall). Here they are just taken off the wheel. They will get all cleaned up and pretty tomorrow, but I like how they look sloppy and fun so I had to snap a shot of them.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Back to Paper

I've been creating ink and watercolor pieces lately based on the idea of patchwork and stitching. They may be in an exhibit in December. I love layering the colors...