Sunday, April 26, 2009

BoneOrchard TeaWare

The studio has been a flurry of activity over the past 3 weeks. Between all of the hours and hours spent blissfully gardening, 28 cubic feet of bisque has been put through the kiln and 17 cubic feet of glaze has gone through as well. Well over half of that work was in prep for an experimental soda firing this weekend at Clay Planet in Santa Rosa, CA. with Matt Brown from Moss Beach Ceramics, (more on that in a later post). Finished works are finally beginning to flow out of the studio again. Most joyously, I’ve been very happy with the new works coming out of the kiln for my BoneOrchard collection of teaware. Here are a few works selected from the last firing that will be available at FetishGhost’s Etsy storefront.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Akar Yunomi Invitational is Up!

Ok... this is a little off track but I have to post it. A lot of you may be familiar with this site , but I'm guessing that for a whole lot of reader this will be something new, so I have to share this site with you. It's one of the best art ceramic gallery sites that is currently online. If you haven't seen this years event yet then you have got to check it out. Amazing work by amazing artists! You may even recognize a few of the artists and their work...

Click here to check out this year's 2009 show.

If you like that you can still check out last year's 2008 show. Click here...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wax working

Ok… It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I last had a good opportunity to share what’s been going on around the studio. It’s been busy, busy, busy for us here. The monkeys have all finally been cleared away from the wax bench and I’ve been working on new work and spruing up wax trees for a silver pour. I was hoping to squeeze a pour in before today, but the incessant rain this week hasn’t helped. It did give me a little extra time to mix up some new test glazes and design, cut, and test a new group of paper stencils for my local summer markets. Ferns, gears, and bones… ooooh the anticipation is killing me!

With spring officially here I’ve been spending more and more time in my client’s gardens getting ready for the new season. I love the chance to get out of the studio and get some really good exercise but it tends to create chaos with my schedule… Lots to do and never enough time!