Yay! Mini-sets! Creams and Sugar VS. Salt and Peppers. Im really excited about these minis, and are simple yet can have a lot of different forms, but the same function. I also feel like thy will be easy to sell, which is exciting as well. I hope to start my Etsy site by the end of the semester. The mini trays add a finished appeal as well as a aesthetic addition, that will in whole bring a greater price. Ill let you know if that amazing presumptions strikes true upon the launch of my site.
AHHHH! I am behind, I didn’t forget though, was just not in the studio since last Thursday. I went home to wyoming to see some family and go to the ortho, super fun I know, but while there I did mange to travel to the Red Lodge Clay Center up in Montana. Excellent exhibit going on there and I just love there gallery/shop too! The gallery is featuring some very well know ceramic artist; Lorna Meaden, Giselle Hicks, Doug Peltzman and my personal favorite Melissa Mencini! I did not buy anything, because I am poor college studio, but looking and the work was enough to satisfy me for the time being as well as inspire me. I took a class there in the summer 2010 and had a great time, wonderful teachers also, cant remember for the life of me who the resident artist was at the time but remember LOVING them, ill have to look that up. The current long term resident is Molly Bishop, originally from Virginia, her works are primarily (from what I saw) functional dinnerware with carved imagery. “Telling a story, sharing a memory, or simply venting through images and sentences carved into clay helps me sort out my thoughts.” I am including a few photos I took while there and will highly recommend going if you are in the area!
So here is my final assignment/wip. On the ones lacking any slip decor I have started to stencil some intricate wax resist that i am really liking on some of my smaller pieces, cups and stuff; mostly those diamond patterns. I am not sure, what to do on the three teared piece yet but I am excited. Ill post the missing vase tomorrow if i remember to take pictures because I forgot today. The more detailed piece, with the slip design, spout and handle ( the indistrial chicken looking one) I was influenced by Alexandro Vergara, an artist i follow on instagram. Ill share his link below. He is AMAZING. unique style and influences, I think. Critique on Thursday! Wish me luck ;-)
A very happy birthday to John Chamberlain, born on this day in 1927. Chamberlain was a remarkable sculptor who combined the worlds of painting and poetry in his sculptures made of discarded sheet metal. In this piece, he sandblasted the metal to achieve the bright colors, and then fitted the large, twisted sheets together.