Friday, November 6, 2009

In the Craftlight: JustPuff

Today I have another very special artist to feature in this week's edition of In the Craftlight! She is my very own mother, Puff, of She has many cute, quirky, and beautiful ceramic clay items in her shop, so please check it OUT!

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

My artist's name is "Puff" (so my Etsy shop is called JustPuff!) I'm a sensible gal with a sense of humor and I love nature.

What is your craft?

I do many things, but mainly sculpt and build clay pieces.

How and when did you get involved in it?

I realized that I had an interest and skills in sculpting when I was about 35 years old and was playing with my daughter in her sand box. So, I began taking a sculpting class.

How would you describe your style?

My style is pretty much all over the place!

Who inspires you?

Can't say who inspires me, just myself.

What inspires you?

Nature inspires me. I really like to create realistic faces, or sweet little whimsical characters. I also love fish, mushrooms, owls...

What are your favorite materials to work with?

Low fire white clay and Missouri gold stoneware clay. I also like casting things out of molds that I've made and sometimes altering them.

Do you have any particular favorite pieces that you've created?

One of my favorite things to do is cast a fat, cute, little pig that I made for the company I work for. It's intended use was a piggy bank, but I cut a hole in the side and plug the bottom so it's sold, and cut a small hole in the top so that I can hang it from a jute cord. Then I attach a pair of wings I sculpt from clay. After firing it, I paint it with glaze, fire it a second time, and have a flying pig birdhouse! It's so cute. I also like making clay plaques and putting messages like Peace, Hope, etc. on them. I made one with just an olive branch that I really liked. I also have a piece called Pixie Z that I sculpted out of Missouri gold stoneware, finished with red iron oxide; her wings are made from rusted wire.

Where can we find you online?


  1. Your mothers work is beautiful! I love the sweet peas!

    By the way, are we talking wichita as in Texas? My sister just moved from there, if you are!

    Rebecca of the R&W Gals

  2. :D

    thanks for checking out the interview! no, it is wichita, kansas. :)