my first wholesale order!

i’m so thrilled to share my first wholesale order. i collaborated with alexis at bright day bath and body ( to create soap dishes that would show off her stunning bars of soap.

As many of you may know, I have no sense of smell. So while I miss out on that component of alexis’ skills, her beautiful, bright and fun soaps are a feast for the eyes. They feel amazing on the skin as well!

Here are some of the stunning photos taken by alexis for her site.

thank you alexis for this fun collaboration!

head over to and check out alexis’ amazing selection of soaps, body butters and oils, lip balms and more!

Reproductive Justice is For Everyone Exhibition

I had the pleasure of working with one of my oldest and dearest friends Sarah Junke to bring my speaker piece to the University of South Florida’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. At her suggestion, I also curated a small exhibition to go along with the work. I asked some of my favorite artists to respond the the prompt “What does Reproductive Justice mean to you?”

November 5, 2019 – March 5, 2020
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00pm (or by appointment)
Location: CMC 202 (2nd floor)

Join WGS for our art exhibit, Reproductive Justice is for Everyone! Curated by nicole gugliotti of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, the exhibit includes works by artists responding to the question: What does reproductive justice mean to you? 

Artists featured in the exhibit include:

Gerald A. Brown
Habiba El-Sayed
Jillian Marie Browning
nicole gugliotti
Mac Star McCusker
Mariana Baquero
M.C. Baumstark
Dani Sigler

Upcoming Exhibition

Very excited to share that my work will be included in The American Museum of Ceramic Art’s exhibition We The People: Serving Notice.

I’m thrilled to be exhibiting alongside so many of the artists I admire in our field.

Check out the line up on AMOCA’s website.


Access to Abortion is a Right not a Privilege. Porcelain, underglaze, glaze. 17 in. X 13 in. X 3.5 in. 2017

Exhibition and Purchase Award

I am excited to be participating in the James May Gallery Working Pots II exhibition.  The show was juried by the amazing Birdie Boone.

Saturday brought an exciting surprise when I saw that I had earned one of the several purchase awards.

Congrats to all the winners and all who exhibited.  It was nice to work with James May Gallery again this year.  🙂

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I had a little mug in this show.  They raised over $30,000 for Planned Parenthood!

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In solidarity with sister events around the globe, come together for Nasty Women Art Chicago: A one-night exhibition and fundraiser to hear and support the voices of artists identifying as Nasty Women.


May 5, 2017


Moonlight Studios
1446 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60642



Come take a class with me!

Handbuilding 101: Functional and Sculptural Objects.

Instructor: nicole gugliotti
Dates: Thursday Evenings, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15 (skips May 25)
Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $244
Registration Closes: May 3
Number of Students: Min. 4, Max. 10
Skill Level: Beginner to refresher.
Materials Provided By Student: Apron and towel, some (not required) decorative materials.
Class Description: Since the beginning of human culture, people have formed clay to create functional and sculptural objects.  From water storage to teapots, fermentation weights to decorative housewares. this class will introduce students to the fundamentals of hand built ceramics, allowing them to create objects for decoratin or use.  Students will also learn decorative techniques using colored slips and underglazes.

New Project

10,690 Wild Flowers

Each story of accessing abortion in the U.S. is unique and important.  According to the Guttmacher institute, in 2011 (the most recent year that statistics are available for) 10,690 people accessed abortion services in Oregon.  10,690 Wild Flowers honors each of those people’s experience, as well as each Oregonian who, for myriad reasons was unable to access the healthcare they needed, with a ceramic flower.  While Oregon has many safe guards in place that other states, such as my home state of Florida, do not, many are still unable to receive much needed healthcare because of restrictions due to the Hyde Amendment, barriers because of gender markers, immigration status and more.    Each flower is made during a community discussion/workshop hosted in collaboration with local reproductive justice organizations in which we will discuss the impact of these restrictions and the recently introduced House Bill 2232 or The Reproductive Health Equity Act.  Handmade flower bricks and vases filled with these flowers have been placed in the gallery and throughout Portland in reproductive health and justice organization’s offices and local businesses.  The goal is to make 10,690 ceramic flowers, each of which is for sale for $1.  All money raised is donated to organization in Portland working specifically folks who fall into these access gaps.  A zine is available in the gallery with information about the project, partner organizations and contributions from collaborators.

Exhibition and Opening Reception

Social Objects
A group exhibition by the artists of Socially Engaged Craft Collective
March 23 – April 14, 2017 | Wednesday–Saturday, noon–6pm at c3:initiative
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference 2017

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5- 9 pm

Flower Arrangements will be on display at the following locations (more TBA):

C3: Inititiave Gallery, 7326 N Chicago Ave, Portland, OR 97203
Planned Parenthood NE Health Center, 3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Planned Parenthood SE Health Center, 3231 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206
Downtown Women’s Center, 511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 905, Portland, OR 97205

Discussion Workshops

Will take place at C:3 Initiative, 7326 N Chicago Ave, Portland, OR 97203

Discussion Workshop in Collaboration with Forward Together and Momentum Alliance
April 8
1-3 PM

Get involved:

  • Do you work with a reproductive justice organization in the Portland area?  Consider asking your organization to host a flower arrangement.
  • Do you own a local business and want to host a flower arrangement?
  • Contact me at