This print is inspired by the phenomenon of sightings of “winged cats”.  The most common logical reason humans site for believing a cat has wings is due to a long haired cat developing matted fur along either side of their body in a wing like appearance.  Henry David Thoreau is the first person to have recorded a winged cat sighting.  Catwings is also the name of a book about a set of kittens who grow wings and fly from their place of birth into the country.  It’s written by Ursula K. Le Guin, who is one of my favorite science fiction and fantasy authors.  In this print, a winged cat is fleeing both towards and away from her past and future.  She rests here on a rocky alcove with the waves rushing below her.


This is the first pickling crock that I ever made.  This is a stoneware pot with a couple different cone 10 glazes. This is large enough to hold one shredded smallish size cabbage.  There is also an inner lid which is used to weigh down the cabbage and salt underneath the water so that the vegetables ferment through an anaerobic process rather than rot through exposure to air by coming into contact with aerobic bacteria.