Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oh Darn

Throwing, trimming, slipping, and clearing the decks for a new season. 

 Getting in a round of teaware to start off the year. It's only a few dozen pieces, but it might be only one of 2 loads that's devoted to small work that will go through the kilns this year.
The rest of the year is looking like it'll be filled with larger canisters.

Oh Darn....

Saturday, January 3, 2015



 Kick'n into the New Year with smiles on our faces!

Licks, Love & Luck to all of you from FetishGhost Studios!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

You Got Hmmmm

I've been thinking a lot about how the idea of function influences how I view what's sitting in front of me.
I know for a fact, that if a work is seen as "craft" or "functional", it's no longer eligible to be judged as a medium of Art.
I totally get it...
There's a whole lot of functional crap out there made by all of us.
To be clear though...
there is also a whole lot of crap paintings, sculpture, jewelery, glass and "what not" out there at any given time.
To dismiss functional ceramics out of hand just seems like somebody is just clearing the field.

So if a canister essentally becomes a "Doorstop" by giving up it's function,
does it become a candidate to be seen as Art?

I've started firing the lids onto a handful of what I consider Top Notch works that are coming out of the studio.
I think it's valid, but honestly, it really hurts.
Pots are pots.
But after talking about it with my kids, it's quickly coming down to presentation.
This means basing works and formally presenting them as formalistic sculptures.
The up-side is that by adopting this perspective, 
Now all bets are off.
Go Operatic.
Go Big.

Playing the Angle

Yeah, yeah, yeah...
I know.

I have to play with this cliche of form. 
There's just so much possibility.
Cliche or not, this is just round one.
It's been pointed out that the surface and form working together just makes everything "Busy".

 I think I agree...
I think.
Maybe it's just a matter of content.
When I stop and think about it,
  the aggressiveness of the surface might nicely support the "Cock Fight" motif that I've been wanting to play with.