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Teapots! 11th Invitational @ Morgan Contemporary Glass

Teapots!11th Invitational @ Morgan Contemporary in Pittsburgh runs from April 7-June 10th. This year I created “PinePot” from primarily pine branches and pine cones. The handle on the lid is a prehistoric bison tooth. The various sizes of pine cones were collected from many places…Michigan, Florida, and Connecticut. I have utilized whole pine cones, pine cone cross sections for the lid and individual parts of pine cones for the lid and foot of the pot. The inside is covered with pine needles from Florida. I wrapped small bundles of pine needles and then wove them together to create pine needle mats. (14″x13″x8″)

Video from the N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art Opening Reception

Here is a brief video featuring Susan Aaron-Taylor from her Journeying Series opening reception in the Rose Gallery of the N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art on June 12th, 2015.

Video from our opening reception on June 12. Don't forget to join us this Saturday, June 27 for Susan Aaron-Taylor's Artist Talk in the Rose Gallery! 2:00pm

Posted by N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Studio Pup!

On March 8th my husband, Harry and I adopted a 5 month old rescue husky and toy poodle puppy! I had been yearning for a studio companion for a while. Now I have Olive. We still have some training issues facing us but we are all up to the task. Olive is very smart, affectionate, and eager to please. Check out her mismatched eyes; one is blue and the other is blue and brown. Very special indeed!Olive_3

‘Guide’ in Progress

Guide is a power animal or guardian spirit. “In shamanic cultures, it is believed that when we are born, the spirit of at least one animal volunteers itself to protect and guide us throughout our life–this is our power animal. When a person is consciously aware of his or her power animal, it is possible to communicate with it directly and ask them for help and guidance within a shamanic journey. ” (Sandra Ingerman, Shamanic Journeying, A Beginner’s Guide)

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Teapots! 9th Invitational Exhibition

Soul Shell Teapot  is in Teapots! 9th Invitational at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.  The exhibition runs from April 10th-June13th. That’s my teapot on the invitation…second from the left on the top row! It should be a great show. I will be at the April 10th opening. Stop by and check out the show if you are in the area. Teapots! 9_Morgan_Contemp

'Soul Shell Teapot' 5"x9"x5", Shell, kozo fiber, geodes and jade beads, 2015
‘Soul Shell Teapot’ 5″x9″x5″, Shell, kozo fiber, geodes and jade beads, 2015


Golden Mantle

This piece came to me during a Soul Retrieval. Although I do not usually make ‘wearables” the Golden Mantle insisted on being created. The piece is about protection. It is constructed from handmade felt,  cabochons, and sea urchin spines. The interior is completely needle felted as is some of the outside. One of my former students, Nabeela Najaar, is modeling the mantle. Photos by Tim Thayer.