Thursday, October 24, 2013

Store Now Open!




You can now buy things I made!



Available right now are the silicone and underglaze bracelets I made last winter. Soon I'll be adding some other things, possibly ornaments and functional sculpture.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Studio














It's definitely a work in progress, but this is my new space at The Clay Studio! When I got here I only had the wooden shelves and the bench, but luckily a couple of my studio mates had some extra tables so now I have two small ones I can work on. My stool was waaaaay too tall to sit on and work so I'll be using it more as a sculpture stand. Until I get a proper stool I'm using the bench with a box of porcelain on it. This also doubles as my wedging table and, with a board on top of the clay box, a place to throw slabs. I was able to get some milk crates from a bookstore down the street and once I get some zip ties I'll have some more shelving. In the mean time I'm storing all my greenware on the floor amidst boxes of molds, piles of bubble wrap and sheets of plastic and half used bags of clay. I really need to figure this out soon because I tend a tendency to make things quickly and soon I'll run out of floor space that I don't need for walking and standing and staring at stuff.










Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Models












In the theme of small houses I've put up some architectural models. On my way Philadelphia I stopped to stay with some awesome friends in Omaha, two of whom work for Jun Kaneko and the other runs the 3D printer for BGSU. Since Kaneko recently opened up his new space ("Kaneko") I figured that I should swing by check it out since who knows when I'll be in Omaha next, right? This also marks the only point that got lost during my travels. This is Omaha we're talking about so the space is pretty huge. Part of it was occupied by a show that, I'll admit, I did not peruse any of the information for. I was on a tight schedule and I'd slept in after my marathon 16 hour/1200 mile drive the day before. However, the exhibit did include a couple of pretty sweet architectural models that I got excited about and forgot to take pictures of. I'll upload some photos of my favorite part of the exhibition, Jun's smaller work on the second floor, in a few days but right now I have to finish wolfing down this bagel and go apply for some jobs.




Monday, October 14, 2013

Doll Houses





A Scottish House in the style of Charles Rennie MacKintosh







Doll's House, Christopher Cole







Doll's House, Roger Fry





Doll's House, Roger Limbrick




I've always loved doll houses. These are not like the one I grew up with, which was a three story double door with stairs. These are part of the Victoria and Albert collection and thus I cannot play with them, but I think I'll be making some over-fired ceramic buildings that will hopefully be delightfully saggy and fill the void I always feel in life without a doll house.




Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Burnout




















Under-fired glaze with grass heads mixed in.



Friday, October 4, 2013

Comparisons









Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's tableware for MoMA in contrast with Chinese northern Qingbai wares.



images:
here and here