Coming soon…

May 20, 2015 - Leave a Response

Prairie Village Art Festival… Booth #6

I have been working on vase forms lately.  You can view some of these on my Instagram…

Although it is absolutely lovely working  in my studio at Rafter E this spring, the garden sure could use some warm, dry days. The roses seem a bit sad…


Break time over! Back to work. By the way, who doesn’t love a good tumble stack?  

Weighing In

May 10, 2015 - Leave a Response

When you cut off a chunk of clay and it weighs exactly what you intended, this is what you get to say outloud in your nice, quiet studio…  



Back To Work

May 10, 2015 - Leave a Response

Thanks to those who stopped by my booth at Brookside Art Annual. I enjoyed seeing friends, regular customers and making acquaintances. 

rafter e studio will be closed this coming Saturday, May 16. As always, though, a gallery/studio visit is just a phone call or email away for you anytime. 

When your gift giving needs arise, please consider a handmade, one of a kind item at Rafter E.                      Prices range…$20-300. 

Next up, Prairie Village Art Fair, May 29-31.                      

After that…look out Des Moines!

Until then, Back To Work.

Pit Stop

May 8, 2015 - Leave a Response


A day of tuning pipe organs in Manhattan, Kansas…fortunately, Bracker’s is right on my way home. Stopped in the best lil’ “clay house” in the region for a bag of goodness…


…that will make one of these vases look even better…


Thank you, Bracker’s Good Earth Clay!

A Pretty Good Day

April 29, 2015 - Leave a Response

A lovely new Trouble Light courtesy of The Organ Tuner.  And…


…a mighty fine haircut just in time for Brookside Art Annual. See my new work in Booth  #100


Southish end of the big tents…#100

Brookside Art Annual

April 28, 2015 - Leave a Response

Click for info: Brookside Art Annual

I’ll be in Booth #100 with new work…


Spring Show This Weekend

April 24, 2015 - Leave a Response

I’m tuning pipe organs this morning but tonight and all weekend I’ll be at Rafter E Studio with new work for sale! Details here.



Small Champions

April 22, 2015 - 2 Responses

Breakfast of a small champion…

The bowl was made by Angela Lopez. Perhaps the spark to her current figurative studies?

The cup was created by Kevin Erhardt. As a boy, he was denied a puppy pet. He now incorporates puppies into all his ceramics to quell his rage. This is not true. I make up stories while I have breakfast and Kevin and his wife Machiko are two of the sweetest people I know. They show their work locally and you can find them here: (you need a puppy tugging on your cup rim, I say)

Small champions, all.

Spring Show This Weekend! John Eck and I have new work and three guest artists! Click here.

Spring Show!

April 20, 2015 - One Response

This weekend. Three guest artists. You can see a lil peek of one behind my “pile of dishes”. Did you know I wash your dishes before you do?

John Eck and I have lots of new work out for the weekend! Details: ;


Selling My Truck

March 18, 2015 - Leave a Response

If you follow my blog you have probably seen pictures of my ’65 Chevy C10. Now for sale!




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