Supporting the Desert AIDS Project

Here's a beautiful Cindy Douglass Yarn Bowl designed to support the Desert AIDS Project. It is listed on Ebay.

How Big Is An Extra Large Cindy Douglass Yarn Bowl?

So I listed my XL yarn bowl. Here's what the photo looked like:

Pretty, right? But how can anyone tell what size it is? I have written the dimensions  in the listing. ( 7" high x 9" across). I tell you that it holds a one pound skein of yarn. That sounds uhm, medium size, maybe?

Yet, when people get this yarn bowl, they are usually blown away by how BIG it is. So, I came up with an idea. I'm going to show how big it is!

This Extra Large Yarn Bowl holds
5 boxes of sandwich baggies with each box holding 150 baggies.

This XL Yarn Bowl can hold seven cans of veggies.

Nine paperback books fit into this Cindy Douglass XL Yarn Bowl.

Twelve boxes fit in this yarn bowl. Ok, That's twelve 4" x 4" x 4" boxes flattened, but that counts, right? There are TWELVE of them in this bowl!

And there are 20 music CDs shown in this XL Cindy Douglass yarn bowl.

I hope this helps give you an idea of the size and dimensions of my extra large yarn bowls.
It kind of amazed me how much will fit into one of these yarn bowls!

You can find a Cindy Douglass Extra Large Yarn Bowl here.

Twisted Laurel Gallery

Here's an idea for a nice day trip this weekend: You can see some of my work at Twisted Laurel Gallery located at 221 Locust St in Spruce Pine, NC.




Happy Independence Day, America!

I hope that every American is enjoying this birthday of our nation.

In The News And In A New Gallery

My art was photographed at a local pottery show and the photo was placed on the front page of the news paper. I'd be more excited if my name had been mentioned! LOL!

Joara Pottery Festival Sneak Peek : Platter

This 15" platter will be at the Joara Pottery Festival in Morganton, NC.

My father was huge into computers back when people thought computers were just a sci fi story feature.

Dad wanted me to "go into computers". I fought it a very long time.

"Computer robots will do the factory jobs better than humans." Dad said with enthusiam.

Octopus Jar (Looking for Answers in A Bottle Series)

Lately, I've been going through some emotional changes. At the same time, I seem to be drawn to making clay bottles and jars. I call this phase "Looking for answers in a bottle".


I had a whole series of clay bottles made. They were really lovely. They were lost in a bag wall collapse in a recent wood kiln firing. It was sad, but I luckily I still have a lot of questions on my mind. So look for more bottles from me in the future.

One clay bottle was placed in a different part of the kiln. It survived. I am so very happy about this one!

If you are into totem animals, octopi is said to represent spirituality.

This octopus jar stands about 19 inches high. The mottling on the octopus color is an artistic blend of three different glazes. The suction sections are a creamy white with a blush of pink.

The clay bottle has been treated with oxide stains to create the impression of rust. Computer motherboard style runs adorn the jar. Industrial type hardware suggestions in clay also complement the look.

This clay bottles hints at answers in the abundant white glaze that runs from the lip of the jar.

This is a beautiful piece of ceramic art, and is available for purchase at
Xanadu Gallery .




Pottery Genealogy

The "pottery genealogy" shown here is the way I understand that pottery skills were passed down from Bernard Leach.

A Goat Yarn Bowl

I recently was asked to make a yarn bowl with a goat on it. I thought that was a good idea, (please click READ MORE below) so I agreed to make one.

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