I'm finally getting to enjoy the results of shrinking things down to Demi size. I've been reluctant to create works for this smaller size. I've been part of the BigGulp society for so long, that's what I felt comfortable carering to. I understood the need.
But I haven't had a BigGulp for years, and now, I enjoy smaller droughts with lots of leisurely refreshers.
I understand the need...
A 1/2 pound of clay makes a light 3" high by 2.5" Yunomi.
Perfect for a noon tea or a early nightcap.
It feels great in the palm of the hand, (the hand just wraps around it). Warm tea feels really good nestled in the hand.
The Hamada White worked like a tried and true dream, but it's the dry glazed surfaces that are icing on my cake
Ok... it's time to throw a few more bananas into the cake...
I've decided to get another studio monkey to help with the R&D in prep for the Small Monsters exhibition.
Enter the Jade Monkey... (inside joke)... I had the good fortune to have a helper out in the studio testing a set of Drop Frames this week-end. Jade's slab work was exceptional and opened up a whole new path. High Five!
Found a nice warm sunbeam out on the street corner Sunday morning and sunk into it with my violin like bum in a warm tub.
In my head, I'm invisible.
In reality I'm a clay covered man taking a break from a life in the studio by playing violin on street corners.
Local photographer, Christopher Staggs posted this photo on FaceBook. What a HOOT! Good thing you got my good side...
So any locals that see this crazy violin guy out there, stop, introduce yourself, and say "hello".
I'm moving into another day spent climbing trees in the rain to get some much needed pruning done. I made a wish for a bit of security while I moved into the new year and a new body of work... now I have to remember to hold on tight!
My warm and fuzzy thought this morning is finding my blog on a list of Top 40 Sculpture Blogs.
If you like exploring, this list created by Sharon Harlan is good fun and worth cruising through... it's all filled with new faces and her site has a wealth of information on interior design.
Nice! Thanks Sharon!
I've been spending a few hours with a few friends work while getting everything packed and boxed up for this Friday's Souper Supper for the TideWater Gallery here in Stockton. It's a great showing for hidden local talent.
Here's just 3.
Tara Heinzen Danielson,
Each paid entry gets to choose their bowl for the event. 7 soups to sample, music, wine, and deserts.
Learning to successfully live with adversity is trait that takes a bit of creativity and patience to develop.
My wife and I are raising our children in a city that has distinguished itself nationally by winning Forbes America's Most Miserable City award... twice.
Why is it style'n?
Because there are no "gimmes" or easy answers here. The crowds are so busy with their personal hustles, that as an artist, you have to pull some serious rabbits out of your hat just to get their attention and just hope they don't start shooting. This is a city where even the Mariachi Bands pack pistols.
Living in Stockton has driven home the point that Art not necessarily a thing that we produce, but ultimately, Art is Entertainment. It's a performance of ideas and views. We are at our best when we provoke, when we sing, when we celebrate.
I don't show this crowd skulls and the like... I don't feel the need to through that on the pile. This crowd needs beauty. The swirls are for them. They understand the Delta Breeze motif and smile for it.
I've learning the importance of standing tall and speaking loud and proud.
Bloom where you grow!
No questions. I won't drop the potato on this one. Someone has my jewels in her hand and is forcing the issue on this, but I won't pass it on to 15 others though either... I'll hunt out a few more sucker out on this Ponsey scheme, but no promises.
The challenge is to post 7 things that haven't been revealed so far on this blog. Hummmmmm. Gotta think "stylish".
This could take a while...
# 7 My favorite color is yellow. It's a happy color. Smile...
Just over a half dozen small 3 lb canisters went through Tuesday nights' electric cone 6 firing along with another load of bowls for next Friday's Super Supper. These canisters weren't slated for a blue crackle, but I couldn't resist opportunity of a fresh bucket of glaze... nice and deep bit of blue.
I pulled a few samples from yesterdays gas kiln as it was cooling. These cups are testing 3 Flashing Washes made using a basic 30/70 mix of soda ash to clay mix. Different clays are switched out of the mix to test. The washes are really meant for salt or soda, but I'm looking for dry surfaces to play with this spring and I'm happy to see the results.