Monday, May 27, 2019

May is a Busy month!

May is one of the busier months for the Flying Cup Clay studio. Here is what I have been doing. Open Garden Day in West Floral Park, Santa Ana.

One day event put on by the West Floral Park Neighborhood Association, where people visit some really wonderful gardens in the West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park neighborhoods in the city of Santa Ana. Great weather for this event!

Balboa Island Art Walk 2019

This event had it all; rain, sun, wind! People still came out to walk the 1/4 mile along the sea wall and see the artists.

Patchwork Show, downtown Santa Ana, 2019.

Cold and drizzly for most of the day. People came out with umbrellas and made the best of the weather!

Monday, April 8, 2019

ACS-DC - Clay Festival 2019- Peacocks & Pottery

Just finished the American Ceramic Society- Design Chapter (Los Angeles) "Clay Festival 2019" at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Arcadia, California.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts

Getting ready for the HFFA show in La Habra Heights above Whitter Blvd. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Feb. 22-24, 2019 See my website for more details.FlyingCup

Saturday, January 26, 2019


Opening Receptions: February 2 and March 2, 2019 from 6-10pm
gallery open; Thursday-Sunday, February 2 - March 23, 2019. From 12pm-5pm

Juror: Staci Steinberger, Assistant Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, LACMA

CRAFT REVOLUTION held at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Downtown Santa Ana, CA.; shows works with the unity of inspiration and skill philosophers call “craft” --- in drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, weaving, architectural plans and maquettes, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, photography, video, installation art, and objects d’art in all mediums, including wood, metal, stone, clay, paper, textiles and glass. Craft is the bond between concept and technique, the link between hand, mind, and heart. Our juror selected unusual, avant-garde, hybrid artworks that merge together, in a single piece, elements of fine art and the traditional crafts. Craft Revolution illuminates an important truth about contemporary art: we can no longer categorically separate craft, fine art, decorative art, and utilitarian, designer objects. Sophisticated, well-crafted objects --- no matter the medium --- inevitably elicit un frisson of desire.

Featured Artists
Randy Au, Linda Belden, Lorraine Bubar, Juan Cabrera, Bibi Davidson, Virginia Davis, Priscilla Dobler, Janet Dreyer, Bret Englander, Karen Feuer-Schwager, Ddiana Ghoukassian, Mariano Gonzales, Sonya Hammons, Sharon Hardy, Matthew Hebert, Mary Heebner, Mark Hendrickson, Gina Herrera, John Hogan, Allison Holland, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Rachel Kaster, Amy Keeler, Liz Koerner, Greig Leach, Lily Martina Lee, Zoey Lin, George Marlowe, Karena Massengill, Ryan Mennealy, Arny Nadler, Ted Ollier, Brad Pettigrew, Wen Redmond, Jay Reed, Robin Repp, Stephanie Robison, Sheila Rodriguez, Scott Rogers, Diana Maria Rossi, Angela Sanders, Aneesa Shami, Young Shin, Kristin Skees, Melinda K.P. Stees, Heidi Tarver, Stephen Thornhill, Ruby Troup, Mariah Tuttle, Carlos Ulloa, Noriho Uriu, Maureen Vastardis, Nikki Vismara, Jake Weigel, Lyz Wendland, Danielle Wood, Ben Zask, Jana Zimmer, Susan Zimmerman.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Applying to a show!

Applying to a local show. I got one of these piece in the show! Here are my images.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wet and Wild Winter Market 2018

Just finished our Visual Arts Conservatory Winter Market evet at the Orange County School of the Arts. What an amazing group of student vendors and super supportive OCSA families! We had the best year ever despite the weather! Looking forward to next year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Winter Market 2018 event at OCSA.

As Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana California, I organize this Winter Market event. I love working with these talented and creative students who have to conceive, create, and sell their works at this event held the week after Thanksgiving break. We start in September and had 75 applications for 45 spots! We lead the students through workshops on branding, sourcing/producing, packaging/display, marketing/promotions, selling/customer relations. This event also acts as the largest fundraiser for the VA Conservatory. Despite windy and rainy conditions, we still had the best sales ever! Thank you everyone for supporting our Event! Unique Gifts found nowhere else but in these creative young minds!