ABOUT MY RUBBER STAMPS
In college, I began drawing realistic animal rubber stamps, which
mushroomed into a real business with over 900 images. I offer
domestic animal images —specializing in purebred animals. The images are
from my own drawings based on photos and personal observations of the
animals in my line.
The stamps are made of grey gum rubber with a backing cushion mounted
on a sealed wood stamp molding mount. The stamp image is stamped
permanently on the top of the mount block. I guarantee the quality of my
stamps. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you may
return it (with an explanation) for replacement or refund of the value
of the stamp.
They are priced from $3.00 for “miniatures”, $5.00 to $9.00 for the
standard size stamps. Most are priced in the $6.50—$8.00 range. Texas
state sales tax and shipping are additional. I also offer a wide range
of typefaces for address stamps with animal image(s). Although my
manufacturer process has changed and I can no longer make plates to add
new images to my stamp line, I am still able to do custom work for
single run stamps.
Standard sizes range from 1-1/4” to 2” high by appropriate width
depending on the image. The “miniatures” mentioned above are
approximately 1” sq. stamps of some larger images throughout the image
line. There is a separate listing of the mini’s on their own page, as
well as their numbers appearing where the original image is listed (see
the various categories).
ABOUT MY POTTERY
Ceramics became my focus in college in the 1960’s, graduating with an
MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in 1971. A few years out of college other
vocations took the forefront and ceramics held a back seat. After I
retired in 2015, I had the opportunity to set up a studio for both the
animal rubber stamps and pottery.
I am working with cone 6 porcelain and high-fire (lead-free) glazes
that I primarily formulate myself. My work is electric fired and is
oven, microwave and dishwasher SAFE. Depending on the character of the
intended piece, I use both wheel thrown and hand-built techniques.
One of the hallmarks of my work is the use of Texas plant leaves,
made into ceramic stamps, that I have gathered from around our ranch.
Many of the Oaks, Fig, and Cedar are some of my favorite leaves.
Pictured is of a small casserole using the Live Oak stamps and a
blue-green glaze. Another is a custom dinnerware order in dark green
glaze with Cedar fond imprints.
In addition to standard dinnerware, I enjoy making specialty items
like tea caddies, microwave egg cookers, butter dishes, honey pots,
sponge & spoon holders, or cookie stamps, among other things. Glaze
colors range from white and greys through greens and blues to tan and
iron reds and any combination thereof.
My marketing is through local weekend markets, as I have no showroom
at the ranch. My primary outlet is the Johnson City Market in Texas
which is held the 4th full weekend of every month (March thru November).
The hours of that market are 9-5 on Saturdays and 9-4 on Sundays
I do not sell pottery “on-line” as pieces are meant to be seen and handled in
person. Each piece is distinctive and a personal choice for the buyer. I
welcome your emails and would be happy to answer any questions you might
have about both my ceramics and animal rubber stamps.