Thursday, July 30, 2009

NY state of mind

I went to a quick 5 day trip to the East coast to see the family and HAD to get away and see some art in NY.
I went to The Museum of Art and Design(MAD) and absolutely loved it. They have some throwback pottery from Rudy Audio, Betty Woodman.
They have an exhibit up now called "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics".
My background is hand thrown pottery and to see all slip casted pots with decals/luster and alternative materials made my heart skip a beat.
Everything that I thought I knew went out the 5th story window.
Only sad part was....NO photography. I couldnt take photos of anything. U_U
All I have is this webpage.
Take a look!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cone 6 Adventure

This is my first (offical) start of my cone 6 journey.
The soft palette is growing on me.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Working through some more

Slips are on and bowls are in place.
Finished slip detail. My poor fingers hurt from slip trailing.

Next up is my cup "ecosystem" try out.
This is just me working out ideas that were in my head.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Working through

I had an idea 4 in the am one night/morning. I had to jump out of bed and draw, draw, draw my ideas out of my head so I could be able to sleep. My thoughts were of a "Functional Ecosystem" ....(thanks Bio class) Quirky fuctional ware amist a world of their own.
Or something like that.
So here is the first proto-type.
Two bowls are sitting on their hill.
I've been inspired by Rebekah Bogard's mystical world of fantasy creatures and plants.

Other side

Top view

I've also been working on some cone 06 glaze testing.