Monday, December 10, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Davis' studio


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

Oops! SORRY! Missed the summer action!



So I dropped the ball on what I did over the summer but here's what I did over Thanksgiving weekend!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

eXtreme craft

this past week extreme craft's garth johnson visited the osu art department!


if you weren't there...you missed out...BIG TIME!

Philly Show

Naomi Cleary: New Work
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 25, 2007

espn commercial

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fluid Dynamics... Oregon Style.

Multnomah Falls, gravity plus water equals good times.The Columbia River Valley... epic battle between the Green and Blue Lions.
The Pacific Ocean... Opus Cirulatorium.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

i know what i did this summer.

had a show in kansas city.

screen printed on bricks at belden.

saw amazing things at the state fair.


played some derby.

won a cupcake eating contest.

started a love affair with reptile brains.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Summer....




I learned how to make lace. Now I can't stop.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Here are a few things I did this summer....



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

what I did this summer


Went to Germany, grew my beard long and went hunting

What I did this Summer





I made molds and left them in Dresden, Germany and Jindezhen, China

Thursday, September 13, 2007

ARTAXIS

check out this website www.artaxis.org

i have my work on it as do some other people we know.

"Fresh Hands"


October 4-27, 2007
"Fresh Hands"
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

CERAMICS MONTHLY: GRAD FOCUS

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
If you have seriously studied ceramics, chances are the prospect of getting an M.F.A. has crossed your mind at some point. From now until the end of the year, we will be profiling various M.F.A. programs across the country to help you decide if graduate school is right for you-and, if so, which type of program suits you best.

"Cherry" by Rebecca Harvey, Ohio State University.



Ceramics Monthly Online






i wish i could be so lucky


i would gladly be bored there. must be nice.

Friday, July 27, 2007

MMBC : Two Crazy Guys



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.

www.mm-bc.org

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hijacked Ceramics


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.


http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=77111

Sunday, July 22, 2007

PINK TUMBLER BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FUNDRAISER


PINK TUMBLER BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FUNDRAISER
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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


The Fourth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibtion


Mike Davis and I (Naomi Cleary) both have work in the annual grad student show at The Clay Studio
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

Wednesday, July 11, 2007



I am taking photoshop!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007