After moving to Santa Fe, I started taking pottery classes. I’ve always collected ceramics, and wanted to know how to make my own. I ended up with so much my friends and relatives got tired of being gifted with wonky pots, so I started selling them. My small hand painted earthenware pieces seemed to resonate with people and currently I mainly make and sell those. I hand build the pottery with white or red earthenware, dry it, sand it, draw an original image with pencil, and then paint with underglazes. I try for the same whimsy that characterizes my illustrations, and gravitate toward cats, dogs and other animals, plus cowgirls, skeletons, southwest landscapes, and the occasional robot. After the first firing, I brush on clear glaze and do a second firing. It’s a lot more labor and time intensive than people think!
My work can be found in galleries and shops and online at New Mexico Creates http://newmexicocreates.org  and etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/perilouspottery  and www.etsy.com/shop/kathrynblackmun . You can also contact me directly, or arrange for a studio visit.
Please note that the pottery pieces below are examples and not necessarily available.
pottery
Cowboy in the Desert
Robot in Saucer
Red Monster
Bride
A Monster
Angel Cat and 3 Devils
Catquest
5 Cats Plate
It’s a Dog’s World
3 Bowls
Bad Conscience
Big Dog
Big Fish Bowl
4 Birds with Hats
Big Saguaro
Cat on a Whale
Adobe & Farm
Black Cat 2 Birds
See & buy my work:
New Mexico
NM Museum of Art gift shop, Santa Fe
Leslie Flynt, Santa Fe
Hillside, Santa Fe
Doodlets, Santa Fe
Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque
Blackbird Gallery, Albuquerque
Patrician Designs, Albuquerque
Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos
Harwood Museum gift shop. Taos
Coffee Cats,Taos
High Road Marketplace, Truchas
Collaboration, Madrid
Home at the Range, Bernalillo
Arizona
Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac
Wilde Meyer Gallery, Tucson and Scottsdale
Colores, Scottsdale
More
The Flying Pig, Algoma, Wisconsin

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