Saturday, December 31, 2011


KIAWAH is a beautiful island on the
South Carolina coast.
You just can't beat the beach in winter.

Moss covered oaks

Oh yeah, these signs are plentiful.

The island wildlife
is amazing

Hoping all enjoyed a lovely holiday and wishing you a Happy and Peaceful New Year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


This is my wonderful Lily.
Her favorite day is when she can chase
squirrels around the yard, dig up voles,
track down lizards, and bark at the wind.

She spends her late mornings
sleeping on a soft cushion,
hopefully in the sunshine.

Lily will hide all the loose socks
then give you a look that says,
"who me?"

She is my muse.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Spent an afternoon last week on the grounds of the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas .
It was a perfect cool and overcast day along the
Arkansas River with Kathy and Macy.
I was fascinated with the
1899 Rock Island Railroad Bridge.
It is now a pedestrian bridge to North Little Rock.

The view from the Clinton Library over the river was so moody and gray....just perfect.
The architect, James Polshek, used the proximity of the river
for the cantilevered portion of the building.
I love the lines.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Decorative Spheres

Ceramic balls on exhibit at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC.

The black and white balls are in the process of being made for an outdoor garden.

Colorful decorative balls can go
anywhere, even on a
friend's mosaic wall!

Spheres are my favorite form,
even colorful paper ones glowing at night!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


There is endless inspiration from the flowers in my garden
and I hate to say good bye as the season changes.

The daisy follows soft the sun,
And when his golden walk is done.
Sits shyly at his feet.
He, waking, finds the flower near...

We are the flower, Thou the sun!
Forgive us, if as days decline...
Emily Dickinson

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vase with Flowers

Recently inspired by button flowers, I couldn't
resist making ceramic flowers for my vases.
I'm showing these in a current exhibit at Ciel Gallery,
Charlotte, North Carolina.

So many pieces!!!
Can't wait to make more.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

MOMENTUM, an exhibit

As a new member of this wonderful group,
I encourage you to check out this great show!
Charlotte ARTery Fall 2011 Exhibit - Julie Benda, Bev Nagy, Paul Keysar, Teresa Hollmeyer, Sharon Dowell, Isaac Payne, Terry Shipley, Diane Pike, Pamela Winegard, Natalie Abrams
Charlotte Artery
our Fall Exhibit
Nov 4 - 25, 2011

Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio in Historic South End
128-C East Park Avenue
Charlotte NC 28203

(on East Park Ave between Camden Rd and South Blvd)

Please join the artists for the following special events:

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 4, 2011 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Closing Reception: Friday, Nov 25, 2011 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Artist Talks at 7:00 p.m. both evenings

Featuring recent work by Charlotte ARTery artists:
Julie Benda, Bev Nagy, Teresa Hollmeyer, Paul Keysar,
Sharon Dowell, Isaac Payne, and Terry Shipley

Also featuring, our guest artists:
Natalie Abrams, Diane Pike, and Pamela Winegard

Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio is open
Tu-Fri 11 am to 6 pm and Sat 10 am to 5 pm.
To make an appointment, please contact Teresa Hollmeyer at (704) 604-3832 .

Arts & Science Council NC Arts Council John S. and James L. Knight Foundation - Informed and engaged communities

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I have the great pleasure of
in this wonderful show.
If you have the
opportunity, please come by!
Charlotte ARTery Spring 2011 Exhibit - Julie Benda, Janet Lasher, Ashley Lathe, Bev Nagy, Paul Keysar, Jon Tarleton, Teresa Hollmeyer, Sharon Dowell, Cher Cosper, Isaac Payne, Terry Shipley, Allison Luce
Charlotte Artery Presents transFUSION
Closing Reception, June 3, 2011

Gaines Brown Gallery in Historic South End
1520 S. Tryon St
Charlotte NC 28203

(corner of S. Tryon St, Camden Rd, and W Summit Ave - across from The Common Market)

Please join the artists for the:

Closing Reception:
Friday, June 3, 2011 -
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Janet Lasher will present an Artist Talk at 7:00 p.m.

Featuring recent work by Charlotte ARTery artists:
Julie Benda, Janet Lasher, Ashley Lathe, Bev Nagy,
Sharon Dowell, Teresa Hollmeyer, Paul Keysar, and Jon Tarleton

Also featuring, our guest artists:
Cher Cosper, Allison Luce, Isaac Payne, and Terry Shipley

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I am currently in a wonderful exhibition with the Charlotte ARTery at the Gaines Brown building in the Southend.
The closing reception is Friday, June 3 from 6-9pm. If you're around, please stop in. I'm showing five ceramic totems that stand on metal bases ranging in size from 22" to 33" tall. I've got to say that these are incredibly fun to make. I begin by thinking size, proportion, color, shapes...and then I ignore all of that and just begin making whatever comes to me. It's then like a crazy vertical puzzle and eventually it all comes together. Hope you enjoy them!

Friday, March 11, 2011


This is my new Bottle Tree! I've always loved these wonderful outdoor pieces. When the light hits the blue and green bottles, it is truly beautiful. Thank you Andy!! Chris actually drove it over in a friends truck, the tree standing straight up...minus the bottles! The plan is to garden all around the tree. I can't wait. I encourage garden art for many reasons, one of which it pulls you
outside. A great place to be!

These aren't bottles!!!!