Spring 2019 Good Things Sprouting

I will miss many things about my old website! Needed to upgrade to the next rendition. I hope the platform is pleasing to you. Change is hard, especially when the challenges of learning new things are disagreeable. Who wants to spend time in front of a computer screen when the spring, budding, is outside my window?


In the fall of 2017 I built a gas kiln, which I can high fire in a reduction atmosphere. This new template allows me to share this body of work with you. I have posted the best of it on the site, on the “Porcelain” page. Tiles are available on the “Tile” page, and more are forthcoming.

Projects for 2019 include a hooked knitting bag challenge for the Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild, and working with the Basket Farmer. I am completing a “Repeat Patten” project for Rug Hooking Magazine, which will lasso together my fiber arts and ceramic interests.

I would like to thank my students this last year, who continue to inspire and nudge me. Thanks to the students at the Ohio University, the children in my summer art classes, the hooking students at Sauder Village, at the Newark Cultural Center, and the exceptionally talented women from Aquacate, Belize.

Maddy Fraioli