Artist Inspiration: Ceramicist Margaret Boozer

Obsessed with circles at the moment,
what a lovely joybuzz to discover artist
Margaret Boozer
and her gorgeous installations
of dirt cookies and steel.
(This joybuzz word…I think I made it up,
and I think I’ll keep it for awhile.)


Boozer’s Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Ranier, Maryland
has behind it a pit of red clay she accesses
to create sculptures emphasizing the natural
texture of the material as it dries and cracks.

Isn’t this fascinating?

Lobby – 2121 K Street, Washington D.C.


From This Distance: Djibouti

I can’t get enough of the concentric beauty.
Some of her intriguing commissions live in
embassies far from her native Alabama.

Dirt for Dubai

Tables created for Darryl Carter’s store opening in 2012

She has worked with
Darryl Carter
multiple design projects.

Chandelier – private residence

The tones of this piece at left are perfection.

You Cannot Step Twice

Smoky Horizon + Lavender Earth

Whether it nurtures the seed,
firmly supports a tree,
or becomes a muse
for a talented ceramicist,
isn’t dirt lovely?

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. March 10, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Yes Michele, she is fabulous….
    It reminds me of my pottery plates where they feel almost barbaric and primitive right?
    I have been waiting and excited to reveal some of my pottery in my etsy and be able to get enough done for my personal use somI can do a wall of my misshapen plates, yes my plan… And here it is played out much like I envisioned for myself but a bit more modern.

    I can see a piece like this done in your home.
    I had a home in the 90's that I used ceramic what they called coin tiles in my entryway all round tiles the size of a fifty cent piece and they were multi Browns grouted with a cement grey, yes remember the early 90's but then all the furniture store were of rich wood tones I had amazing comments on it, accented with French Rocco pieces so now you see the picture.

    Love this wall and your new word…joy buzz ? It's a great discription of how it moves you.
    Off to create now talk soon.

    You always give us a joybuzz when we visit your place.


    • March 11, 2016 / 5:07 am

      i can totally see this type of installation in our house…yes! no, no, YOU are the joybuzz, dore.

  2. March 10, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Hi Michelle, Great post! I love the natural, earthy feel of her work and the aged quality that it imparts. Such talent!

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:08 am

      there's something spiritual in the process and emotions her work evokes. she doesn't have control over how the clay will ultimately crack and change so it has a life of its own. thanks for reading!

  3. March 12, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    It is interesting Michele! ..thanks for sharing I like your new word;)

    • March 22, 2016 / 10:38 pm

      i'm a nerd for sure.

  4. March 14, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Wow, really beautiful installations! I'd love to have one of those in my home.

    • March 22, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      me too! thanks for following, eva!

    • March 22, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      thanks for reading, elizabeth.

  5. March 17, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    Totally feeling the wonderful art install with texture and interest! THanks for sharing!! xo K

  6. March 22, 2016 / 3:24 am

    WOW Michele – such gorgeousness! I love and appreciate how you share the talents of yourself and others. Beautiful creativity and thoughtfulness. Thank you again!

    • March 22, 2016 / 10:40 pm

      always my pleasure, joanmarie!

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