Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cup: The Intimate Object X

Since grade school, I've vigorously held to the idea that, "just getting chosen to remove my butt from the bench and get a chance to participate in the game at hand is my personal victory." I quickly got used to being on the loosing end as well as the winning end pretty early on. I did quickly figure out that I didn't like being part of the middle of the pack, and because of that point, I tend to romanticize preforming at a level that lets me find myself among the varsity team.  


 And what an amazing team it is this time.
So much talent,
so many diverse visions,
so many passions.
It's a wonderful cross section of contemporary studio ceramics.






I can't help but be honored to just be part of the choir.
The Charlie Cummings Gallery really raised the bar!


I really enjoy just getting to share my work.
I need it to be seen, but if I could ask for anything, I would ask for anyone that enjoys seeing my work, invest in a purchase...
I promise, you won't be disappointed.
Money really does help validate the work in the eyes of the galleries, These are the Gatekeepers that I'm hoping that will ultimately help let me inside the gate.
For me, this isn't about money or prestige.
The activity of my studio is about creating a conversations and connections, and without realizing either of these two activities, the function of my studio stumbles.







Sunday, September 14, 2014

KVIE Art Auction 2014

I feel very strongly that one of the most important roles a craftsman can fill, is standing up in the community that I live in and taking responsibility in helping lifting that community up as an Artist that serves rather than a artist that expects and takes.

I seriously am rubbing Budda's Belly, making a wholehearted wish to get a better handle on how to actually do this with the limited time I have available for projects large enough to make an impact.
As part of the working poor, all I can offer is my hands, my talents, and my heart.

Please feel free to contact me about this work at 
joelblum13@gmail.com 
and/or get a rather secretive idea of what has motivated this series of works at my new Blog
Licks, Love, & Luck...
Zygote

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Image Transfer and Carving

This is just a hint at why I smile...

Hard Lesson

The hardest thing I've had to learn over the course of this year is the value of stopping believing in someone that I love in order to force them learn to believe in themself. 


Unfortunately that someone was me....

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Peeking in Our SideDoor

It ain't pretty folks, but happiness ain't always what you've been told what it'd be...