Late Summer Studio Updates

Here’s what I’ve been up to in the studio lately:

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And other stuff:

My work is featured in an interview in Ceramics Now magazine (issue 3). I came home from my travels this summer, very excited to find a print copy in my mailbox. The layout of the magazine is beautiful, with lots of large photos of several artists’ work alongside some very insightful interviews. I really appreciate their focus on ceramicists’ conceptual development.

Filling the Void, 2014, stoneware, underglaze, pencil, wax, resin, paint, 17” x 6” x 4”

Filling the Void, 2014,
stoneware, underglaze, pencil, wax, resin, paint,
17” x 6” x 4”

I just shipped off this piece to Redlodge Clay Center for a show called “Scratching the Surface,” which showcases work influenced by a Ceramic Surface Forum that I attended at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in January 2012. Jason Burnett developed the idea for these forums where artists are invited to work side by side in an open studio environment while sharing ideas, demonstrations and good company. It was a really great experience for me, and I walked away with several new surface techniques that I’m still unpacking in the studio today.

 

I also just sent a group of works over to Dunedin Art Center in FL for a show called “Beauty and the Beasts.” Among them are some brand new wall-hanging animal heads. Many of them are based on the animals I met while traveling in Spain (obviously not the alligator. that demented cat on the other hand…)

Equestrian, 2014, stoneware, underglaze, glaze, steel, dirt, elastic cord, 26” x 18” x 14”

Equestrian, 2014,
stoneware, underglaze, glaze, steel, dirt, elastic cord,
26” x 18” x 14”

My cowboy is traveling his way through Arizona, via the Southwestern Invitational. His next stop is Prescott College Art Gallery. The exhibition opens this Friday September 4th.

 

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This weekend The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains and the Town of Pinetop Lakeside organized an art walk to highlight a public art project that features sculptures from several artists in the area. Read more about the project and interviews with the artists here. Here’s a picture of me posing with my fox sculpture that I created as a demo piece for my “Build It Big” workshop at Northland Pioneer College.