Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I like to tinker with the excess of my production. Organizing and searching for new places for all of these little pieces. If you look up tinker, you may find something like, "manipulating unskillfully or experimentally", and " to busy oneself with a thing without useful results". What is useful? In the image above I wanted to see how these branchlike forms looked when I positioned them in a way that they were not made for.
On top, fiddling with digitally manipulated, deformed clones.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
November 2 - December 2, 2007
Hey Guys. I just had a small show at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia. I was in Philly for the opening and i have to say the newly expanded space looks fantastic. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Link from this page title to see pictures of the work.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
We attended two fairs this summer. This was the first time I have visited the Ohio State Fair and gee-whiz did we have a great time. It was a life changing event, Katie Parker left with a whole printing press, and I cant get that live stock smell out of the car.
The second event was the Renegade Craft Fair Chicago. Rain, Naomi, Katie, and I set up booths [ the blue ones in the pictures above ] and sold our work. Seriously thousands of people came out, and I think we left a good impression on Chicago. I told everyone about the Ohio State University Ceramics program, and a few had already read this blog.
In the studio I was trying to figure out how to fire this large porcelain bird and keep it from slumping over, but then realized how I could make the bending work to my advantage.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
October 4-27, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6 -9pm
Red Star Studios presents "Fresh Hands" a group show highlighting the work of the next generation of studio ceramicists from around the country. The invited artist’s work conveys a growing preference for a more playful approach to "traditional" functional ceramics. Brighter colors and the use of pattern or personalized imagery adorn highly altered or embellished forms. Invited artists include: Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Jennifer Allen, Kevin Snipes, Michiyo Oishi, Lorna Meaden, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Shoko Teruyama, Kelli Damron, and Naomi Cleary.
I AM IN A SHOW WITH MY FRIEND MICHIYO OISHI THIS OCTOBER.
JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW, FED EX DOESN'T HAVE BOXES BIGGER THAT 24" MAKE SMALL WORK, IT IS EASIER TO SHIP
Sunday, July 29, 2007
|SO its here.... the ceramics monthly focus on graduate programs. It looks really great. a bunch of schools with really top notch programs (none as great as OSU of course) and the article has great pictures and tons of helpful info. Thanks so much Sherman. you rock!! |
Rain: Thanks for talking about how OSU gives such great funding. It is one of the most important things to know...OSU is free, they actually pay you to attend!!!
i cant believe i didn't talk about that.
Anyhow, it looks great!!!
this is an excerpt from the web page. but check out the magazine.
focus | graduate programs
The M.F.A. Factor
"Cherry" by Rebecca Harvey, Ohio State University.
Ceramics Monthly Online
Friday, July 27, 2007
We met these guys at NCECA this year. They had there own renegade NCECA show. I would like to say more but they are very secretive so i will just put in some pics.
This is all they say about themselves
We put ironic images on plates.
You can roll a fine cigarette on them or hang them on the wall.
Monday, July 23, 2007
I found this person on the site Etsy.com
i really like his work. It is terracotta with overlayed slip patterns.
What do you lot think?
This is what the artist (Nathan William) says about his work:
I have created a collection of functional pottery inspired by my travels to such places as Mexico, Italy and Thailand. I have experienced an uncanny vibration in each of these places, feeling their reverberations of history, color, joy, and mystery. Each is in a constant state of renewal due to the environment, neglect, time, and development. I am captivated by this process in which layers of color, pattern and texture build up quickly, only to wear away revealing the previous layers, which consist not only of paint on a wall but of the cultural, political and spiritual history of each.
My fascination for this history and the vibration of these places has become the basis for my pottery aesthetic. Using the juxtaposition of modest forms and rich surface decoration I have developed this collection, titled “Crossroads”. In this series I employ many layers of vibrant colors and textures then painstakingly sand back though them, creating weathered finishes. It is not my intent to reconstruct a certain time or place, but to craft enigmatic pieces which feel well traveled yet at home in the hand.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
|MY WONDERFUL MOTHER IS NOW 5 YEARS BREAST CANCER FREE!!!!! AND BOY ARE WE HAPPY ABOUT THAT|
SHE WILL BE DOING A 3 DAY 60 MILE WALK TO RAISE MONEY FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE SHE MUST RAISE $2100
BUT HAS SET A PERSONAL GOAL OF $4000
100% OF YOUR PAYMENT FOR THIS TUMBLER WILL GO TOWARDS MY MOTHERS CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION
if you want a set, let me know.
SAVE MOMS EVERYWHERE. RAISE MONEY FOR RESEARCH AND CURE BREAST CANCER
According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, approximately 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease.
A $30 donation will get you one porcelain pink tumbler with swirls of vines and juicy berries fit to burst.
this tumbler is dishwasher and microwave safe.
it will hold a full soda or beer.
H5 3/4” x L3 1/2” x W3 1/2”
YOUR TUMBLER WILL BE ONE OF THESE OR ONE SIMILAR BUT NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS THESE. IT WILL BE THE SAME SIZE SHAPE, BE PINK AND BE DECORATED IN A SIMILAR MANNER.
ALMOST LIKE THE SISTER OF THESE
Click on the link to donate http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5180585
check out the show at http://www.theclaystudio.org/exhibitions/mbk07.php
Naomi Cleary, Transfigured Tuperware, Slipcast Porcelain, 17"L x 12"W x 3"H, $310.00
Guy Michael Davis, Terrestrial Aroreal, Tortoise and Bird, Porcelain, 5"L x 5"W x 5"H, $400.00
Naomi Cleary, Vines & Berries, Porcelain, 3.5"Diameter x 5.75"H each, $35.00 each