cut paper garland

Hand cut paper ceiling made from different projects over the last few years. (here and here) I might try to keep this up past January...


a few more

Nymphenburg Still Life installation, approx. 30' x 6' x 22", porcelain, cut paper, neon, wood, gold leaf
Alphonso Taft Busts, installation, approx. 45' x 20' x12', porcelain, decals, china paint, luster
Hy-Que Monkey(s) installation view
 Lithophane Tumblers, installation view
Wolfie and Honey Bear Vases, collaboration with Rookwood Pottery, 11" x 8" x 6", porcelain 

A few more from our show at Belger/Red Star. All the images from the show are posted here if you want to see more.
About the show: Two 2003 graduates of the renowned Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics Department return to Kansas City to install site-specific work at the Belger Arts Center and Red Star Studios. Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis both teach at the University of Cincinnati and frequently create installations as a team known as Future Retrieval. For the upcoming Kansas City installation, Parker and Davis visited the Belger Arts Center and Red Star Studios along with the Belger Foundation art collection. Responding to the works they found, Parker and Davis are creating new work using archival molds found at the Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati. Belger Arts Center gallery assistant Mo Dickens said, “I have known both these young artists since their sophomore year at KCAI. We stayed in touch through their MFA years at Ohio State University and I think they are making very interesting work. After seeing work that was created for the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, we are very excited to see how these two will respond to the Belger Collection.” This exhibition is a collaboration between Belger Art Center and Red Star Studios.


fresh start

The start of something new - inspired by a road trip to Savannah two summers ago and the Telfair Museum of Art. This is the one piece in my studio that has no deadline, which strangely compels me to work on it over all other projects. And I just love starting anything really.


belger/red star studios

A couple detail images from my solo show with collaborator Guy Michael Davis at Belger/Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO. The show opened on Friday, October 5th and was the result of almost a year's worth of work. We were inspired by Dick Belger's collection, and his interest in Tiffany lamps, Rookwood Pottery, Bruce Goff, printmaking, and the decorative arts. The exhibition runs through January 26th, 2013. More images to come.
bottom photo by Calder Kamin


do over

My Marie Antoinette monkeys - with a fresh coat of china paint. I couldn't help myself. In the wings - GMD's "The Brain".
"Flower Ball Monkeys" 8" x 2" x 3.5" each, porcelain and china paint


fade backdrops

There is now less than one month until my collaborative show with Guy Michael Davis opens at Belger Arts Center and Red Star Studios in Kansas City. Yikes. We have been trading off pressing tiles and printing new backdrops for the last couple of weeks. I can't wait to see all the bits and pieces come together on October 5th - stay tuned.


a couple more

A couple more pieces made in residency at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. The base mimics some larger wall pieces Guy (Mike) and myself are currently making, as well as the flower mouth motif. The top piece is a PVD(ed) bear, and the bottom piece is more collaborative - bringing the horny toad was totally Mike's idea.
Golden Bear, glazed porcelain with physical vapor deposition, 7.5" x 6" x 7", 2012
Flower Mouth Horn Toad, porcelain, 8" x 6" x 7", 2012 


made in china

I just got back last night from a month long residency in Jingdezhen, China at The Pottery Workshop. Here is one image of the work that was made there - much more to come once I get all my photos together...



 For the last couple of months, Guy and myself have started collaborating with Rookwood Pottery here in Cincinnati. The pieces above are my take on a historic vase form from the archives, ornamented with old wolfie and Rookwood's honeybear. This is a very small start, and my head is spinning with ideas for these classic forms.

Another start: to a tile and print collaboration between myself, Terence Hammonds, and Guy Davis. Terence's image of Shirley Chisholm above - a badass if there ever was one.
Works in progress.


model citizens 2012

A detail of our installation for Model Citizens, opening next weekend as part of New York's Design Week. The show runs May 19-21@ 52 Mercer in SoHo.



I have been slowly building this cascading floral blob over the last couple months - as part of a larger piece for an upcoming show at Red Star in Kansas City, MO. Guy and myself have some crazy ideas to fill this massive space - and it is so nice to see them working... This is simply a studio mock up - the objects and background will change.


so nice

One of the best weeks ever. Spring break in the good studio with perfect spring weather. I have been doing everything I can to spend as much time here as possible. And I love it.



A new collaboration in the works... more images to come.
(studio shot)


Small Favor

My annual Small Favor, for The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. I think these pink polka dots will show up again in the near future.
"Nymphenburg Redo" porcelain, china paint, screenprinted wallpaper, 4" x 4" x 4"
(photo by The Clay Studio)



After years of making and being inspired by wallpaper, I finally (and permanently) installed some in my front hallway. It was neither fast nor easy, but I LOVE the way it looks. Guy and myself hand printed this wallpaper for a show at the Chelsea Art Museum last May, and it has been banging around the studio ever since. We are in the process of making screens for batch #2 as we speak...



After a recent trip back to Kansas City, and an exciting meeting with Red Star, I now have Tiffany lamps on the brain. I am not sure where this will end up going, but here is a small start. 
work in progress, china paint and porcelain