commission piece for HNC Living Foundation

I gratefully accepted the opportunity of creating a commission piece for this year’s MASK’S for AID benefit auction to be held Saturday April 8th at the Starlight Theatre located in Kansas City, Missouri. Commissioned artists were instructed to “transform a radiation mask into something beautiful” and given an actual radiation mask used by a cancer patient.
My piece is titled, “Throw Your Pain in the River…to be washed away slow” from the song, “The River” by PJ Harvey. This title helps convey the peace and release from pain that I wish for the former user of my radiation mask and the sculpture itself offers a visually soothing oasis.
Upon completion my ceramic sculpture depicting flowing water will utilize different shades of blue glazes and light to emphasis movement – the movement of air, the movement of water, and symbolically, the movement from pain to peace.
The Masks for AID benefit auction is attended by more than 400 business and civic leaders from across the Kansas City community and all the monies raised will stay in the Kansas City area assisting head and neck cancer patients through the HNC Living Foundation’s financial assistance program. Those wishing to sponsor this benefit auction or help in any other way may call 913-402-6028.

a mother’s day message

jewelry tray

I’m teaching children’s ceramic classes at Got Art Gallery and this is one of a number of absolutely beautiful creations made in celebration of Mother’s Day. This student’s personal message* to her mother is one I find so flawlessly apropos.

*I believe this quote was originally written by Lin Yutang.

me on buddha brunch

This is one of only two videos of me in existence and I must say this video was a whole lot easier to make than the one I made popping out a baby.

Watch to see a short tour of my studio and hear about my dedication to sculpting, Also, check out other Buddha Brunch interviews by Ned Kelley on Patreon, YouTube, and WordPress. Ned’s interviews feature inspiring teachers and artists. Thank you Ned for encouraging everyone to shine!

Postscript: Ned Kelley recently received the “Benjamin Award”, for his uplifting & informative videos, presented by the Prayer Team of Unity of Olympia, located in Olympia, Washington.


clay classes at Got Art Gallery

clay class

This coming April I’ll be teaching two kid’s clay classes. One class for a child with an adult to hand-build a wind chime and another class for a child to hand-build a Mother’s Day gift. See details below and visit Got Art Gallery for more information.

Wind Chimes Clay Date $55

Sunday April 10th (1-2:45 pm) enrollment includes 1 child plus 1 adult to create one wind chime.
Children can join us for a morning of messy fun with mom, dad or another special person. We will be designing and hand-building wind chimes. Patrons will select a glaze and items will be picked up ready to proudly display. Includes all supplies, glazing and kiln firing.

 Jewelry Trays for Mom $25

Sunday April 24th (1-2:45pm) enrollment includes 1 child to create one jewelry tray.
In this class children will work to hand-build a one-of-a-kind clay jewelry tray that will then be glazed and kiln fired and be ready for pick up in time for Mother’s Day. Includes all supplies, glazing and kiln firing.



got art gallery spring group show

I’ll Fight…i’ll fight, i’ll fight, i’ll fight, i’ll fight for you

Inner Quiet…peace without illusions

A selection of my ceramic sculptures will be part of the 2016 Spring Group Show at the Got Art Gallery on Third located in downtown Lee’s Summit, MO. The show opens March 25th and continues through April 16th with a reception on Friday from 5 to 8pm.
Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, great company and lots and lots of art!