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!
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?
I’m making more (embarrassing) images to make more books.
I’m interested in the idea of pairing books of imagery with textual audio that don’t overtly “match” one another, yet are deeply related in some way. We’ll see what happens?
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.
I’m ready for the open house.
I can’t decide if I’m going to keep that little joke in there or not. Ha!
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.
Just kidding, I’m experimenting with paper sculpture in the apartment. And the photo is purposefully dark to add mystery.