Lumps

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First batch of lumps fresh outta the kiln. Now I have the interesting challenge of creating an integrated means of display for them. I am thankful for my friend Joseph Sivilli for firing them for me in the midst of a studio re-build.

They are strange objects and I am pleased!

Lumps

A box for two (revisited)

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Another Box for Two, this one less similar in proportion and color to a Kleenex box (ha!).

It’s interesting sometimes that it takes more skill and practice to make something that shows its bones, so to speak (something that is unfinished – in this case, no covering except on the seams). I suppose there is just less opportunity to cover your tracks(/mistakes).

In other news, I’m seeking participants for a related project. Portland people, any volunteers?

Xoxo

A box for two (revisited)

Chalk

holding jeik's hand bw rectangle

 

I made finger-shaped chalk, and then photographed it.  I’m not sure exactly how to handle the finger chalk: performatively? interactively? as an artifact-object on display? photographically?  So I am going to try all of these things.

 

xoxo

Chalk

Tooth vessel no. 1

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I am making a series of tooth vessels that will contain handwoven nests of different (significant) materials.

I got my first glaze fired pieces back yesterday, and I’m so pleased. Glazing is mysterious and magical right now (reminiscent of making a lithograph for the first time). I think I will approach my next pieces with a “less is more” attitude in the glazing department; these ones are glazed waaay too heavily and colorfully. I want the beauty of the clay to come through. Perhaps just clear with a little bit of color within the teeth to emphasize the recessed areas?

Regardless, I’m so happy to be learning something new that satisfies a lot of needs: to work with my hands, to work in a community, to create things that are both functional and thought-provoking.

xoxoXXOO

Tooth vessel no. 1