Solo exhibition at Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University

Eradication: A Form of Obsession

One and Together

August 12-October 2, 2014

The Newcomb Art Gallery is pleased to host solo shows by two contemporary American artists, Chakaia Booker and Katherine Taylor. Both sculptors utilize non-traditional fine-art materials in an investigation of identity, as influenced by environment, culture, and history.

Booker creates sculptures primarily from recycled tires, which she sees as both material and metaphor with social, racial, and environmental significance. Taylor works in clay, utilizing patterned porcelain in works that explore the body and identity within a specific environment.  


Woldenberg Art Center | Tulane University | New Orleans, LA 70118 | 504.865.5328


My Spring 2014 Studio Sale is coming, May 16th and 17th!

Friday, May 16th, 6 pm - 9 pm and Saturday May 17th, 10 am - 4 pm

2520 Pecan Dr, Little Elm, TX 75068 - 214 673 4672 -

I'm busy glazing a lot more pots for this sale.  Please come visit, have a beer with me, tell me what you think of the new stuff, and maybe adopt something for your collection. 

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Glaze Painting: The before and after!

Yes, I am making at least 3 of these "Persimmon Flower" glaze painted bowls for my Spring Sale on May 16th and 17th.  I took a picture of this one just before I put it in the kiln, and another photo after it was fired to 2200 degrees Fahrenheit.  Pretty different, huh?  

persimmon flower bowl unfired
persimmon flower bowl fired

The bowls will be priced between $145 and $165 depending on size.  I have sizes big and huge.  I've also got some platters that I am looking forward to glaze painting for this sale.

"Wall Body" at my Spring Studio Sale May 16-17

Wall Body

Here's something different that you'll find at my Spring Sale. The image above is a "Wall Body." I made the original form for this slip cast mold in Tainan, Taiwan. I shipped that original up to Yingge, where a factory made the 3 part plaster slip mold for me. I used that mold to cast forms for most of my sculptures that I made while I was in Taiwan.

I brought that slip mold home from Taiwan in my carry-on bag. I thought it would be a fun idea to cast that mold to make individual wall pieces. You might remember the fingers from my last sale? This is the same size and type of fun thing that you can just stick on your wall anywhere. I've made about 10 of these little guys for the sale, and they will be available at a fun price of $25 each.

The image below is a picture of a wall piece I made in Taiwan and had shipped back. It is in my studio now, and yes it is for sale..... for a little bit more than 25 ;-)

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My work at Red Lodge Clay Center @ the NCECA Expo

Check out Red Ledge Clay Center at the 2014 NCECA Expo in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  This year they are including small sculptures by several artists (along with the wonderful pots that they are always showing!)  I've got 3 itty bitty sculptures in this exhibition.  All sculptors were asked to make work with a maximum dimension of 6 inches.  It's a fun idea, I can't wait to see what all of the other artists cooked up as well!

Katherine Taylor, Land Body 19, 2014, Colored porcelain; nerikomi slab cast press molds, slip cast, and slab built,6 x 6 x 4.25 inches

Katherine Taylor, Land Body 22, 2014, Colored porcelain; nerikomi slab cast press molds, pinched, and slab built, 5 x 4.25 x 3.75