Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free Sunshine Cobb Workshop at UOP

This is looking like it's going to be another a fun  workshop hosted by UOP in Stockton next week. It showcases Sunshine Cobb, sharing what can be done with a few basic hand building techniques as things are stepped up to a more advanced level.

I've been enjoying getting a preview of Sunshine's style of work while passing through the ceramics lab at the University of the Pacific after hours. (Her approach is very, very neat.)

What I've been seeing are functional forms created using coils and slabs. Common techniques, but with uncommon results.
I enjoy the honesty of form that Sunshine develops out of the processes that are used and after looking at her surfaces that are coming out of the kilns, I'm already daydreaming what I can do with what she's offering up.

This is a free event so it's defiantly worth the trip from out of town.
It's Tuesday the 4th, 10 to 5 and Wednesday the 5th, 10 to 5... come and go as you please.... you just can't beat that.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lett'n it Fly Into Fall

Crossed over into fall by putting more crow's into the studio mix. This is a sample of handful of canisters that are destined for the win or loose scenario of getting the studio's version of the SDSU Texture and Crawl Glaze  that was recently posted by John Britt on Ceramics Arts Daily.
Very, very cool John... The cat is now officially out of the bag. I thoroughly enjoyed the article and I can't wait to see how everyone puts these recipes into play.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

KVIE Art Auction

I volunteered one of this summer's large "Harvest Jars" for the on air Public Television Art Auction to raise capital for KVIE.

This will be coming up for bid between 5 - 5:30pm Sunday the 25th.
Bidding starts at 30% the stated value so someone could get lucky for $58 bucks!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A partnership between AIDA and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

Part of the big dream is living the life of a traveling ceramic artist. San Fransisco based studio artist, Crista Assad is one of the role models for this style of living.

Go! Go! Go!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Perview Gala


Tonight I'm missing the fantastic food, great wines, and amazing conversations of an event I've been looking forward to for months!
Grumble, grumble...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Work'n for the Man...

I finally got the postcards for Bruce Cadman off the desktop and to the printer for this year's Ceramics Annual of America 2011.

It's pretty trilling watching a mate make a big jump like this. This is a fantastic event for a debut. way to go Bruce!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back On the Learning Curve

Finally made the move from the deep dungeon in the basement. A mournful spot that has been my lair for shooting works for the past 4 years. Now I'm breathing easier in a more roomy part of the dungeon. This is part of a long, long overdue revamping of the photo booth based on Michael Coffee's set-up. Nice...
I needed and wanted (mostly wanted) to see the works finally shot using a graded backdrop. Very nice...
The impetus for making the jump has been Larks Books call for submissions for Prints on Clay with a September 15th deadline.
The big hurdle hasn't been the work, it's the tech.
No JPEGs just TIFFs.
It's taken nearly two weeks to get something (that now seems simple) to a point that I think (and hope) that it just might be presentable.
 Gotta keep push'n.
Submit to print.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Meet My New Little Friend

My new niece, Lily Waewthaisong born September 10th.

Happy uncle... Love you Lilly!