Where clay meets driftwood

Ringing in 2017 in Zion National Park was one for the books. I spent 8 days on the road with friends venturing across the southwest and southern Utah. Hopeful to climb through Antelope Canyon in Page, UT, things didn’t go to plan – but isn’t that when the real magic happens?! Suggested by a local Native American Indian, Waterholes Canyon was just as – if not, more – rewarding. A climb down into the canyon takes one to a dried up riverbed scattered with driftwood and the finest warm, red sand. The canyon walls are embossed with rocks from where the river used to flow – it really is something else.



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This piece was inspired by the dried up riverbed of Waterholes Canyon, Page, AZ. The bright brown of the twisted driftwood compliments the speckled matte white glaze of the reef-life ceramics hand formed from recycle clay. Maybe this is what may have existed as part of the river floor back when a bifurcation of the Colorado River flowed through…

This piece is best displayed as a wall hanging or conversation starter on a mantel, desk or coffee table.


Glaze: Ida’s White

Clay Body: Recycle

Attachment Method: Epoxy Resin

Driftwood Body: Unknown; Native to Waterholes Canyon, Page, AZ

Size (l x w x h): 20″ x 5″ x 5″

Created: January 8, 2017

2 thoughts on “Where clay meets driftwood

  1. Laura MacCarley says:

    WOOOOO I’m your first comment!!! Let this go down in history! Hehe. But in all seriousness, your website is beautiful (like your art) and I’m so happy you are finally putting your ceramics magic out into the world. Nice work. Excited to see this passion grow and evolve ❤


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