The Upcoming show!!!

December 29, 2011 at 6:56 pm (Galleries, Sales and events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, here’s the first poster! The show is going up next week and will be up for 2 months at the SCRAP Re:Use gallery. 🙂 Since all my clay is reclaim, and I’ve been using this yummy reclaim glaze (or two) I feel that this is a great place to give my work a first show.

A show at the SCRAP Re:Use Gallery

All the weird post human critters you know you want to see. :}

Also, its a good excuse for all you Portlanders who haven’t been to SCRAP yet to go check out the awesomeness that is the creative reuse center of Portland. 🙂

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Tuesday’s list

April 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm (About my process, Studio and Environment) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, yesterday I finished the large wall piece I’d like to submit to the gallery at the showcase. The gallery is the competative part of showcase, people put up their work and everyone votes on the best piece. Invariably, something woodfired wins. Bleh. (So sick of woodfired. People are LAZY with it and don’t do anything with it other than “let the fire decide how my pots look. At least find some way to make cool glaze interactions or try to control the ash deposits, people!!! *grump* ) However I’ve made a HUGE sea creature, the largest I’ve ever made, and if it doesn’t crack while drying, bisqing, glazing or transport its going to be Effing Awesome!

Anyhow, I also am mostly done decorating the first glaze load. Here’s for once firing! Gives me a lot more time to work. 🙂

Today I have chester with me at the studio, which is cute, but he always wants to be on my lap. like right now. So cute, but not condusive to pottery. Fortunatly, I have a big smoked bone for him to work on. Its almost as big as he is and he loves it. 🙂

I’m halfway through the last two drawings. Then I’m going to bring all of them back home and fan them dry while they’re between drywall. Here’s hoping they fire flat!

And now its time for me to go to work. Wish me luck. I got lots to do. 🙂

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Art Business

December 19, 2009 at 12:25 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

So what I’ve learned so far is that no one is interested in working with artists who are starting out. You need to be showing to get help… to show… ergh.

So I decided to bite the bullet and visit a local modern craft gallery. Its called the Beet Gallery, its on NW Lovejoy in Portland, and I generally like the things that they show. I was just there to check it out, with the plan to build up a specific portfolio and go in when I was ready…

Didn’t work out that way. A couple of questions about leaving flyers lead to discussion of my studio situation which lead to the question of what I do… Before I knew it I was giving the gallery owner my web page and she was checking out my stuff. My mind was actually in this “eeeeeeeeeeee!!! PANIC!” stage but I was trying very hard not to show it, and working very hard to think through it. I think I still sounded like a scared rabbit when I talked, but thats ok. The gallery owner said she was used to dealing with shy artists. She also liked my work and, though its pretty late in the season, asked if I wanted a couple of pieces in her Christmas display.

So long story short, I’ve got some work in the Beet Gallery’s Christmas display! You should check it out for two reasons. (A) My work is there. (B) the show they have going now is really cool and features this awesome Tentacle girl that you just have to see.

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To a gallery

January 27, 2009 at 6:05 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

I’m taking some jellies to a gallery, to possibly get them sold there (by commission.) I think the jellies look pretty good, at this point. I’ve got more on the way too. Yeay. In the kiln that is cooling. Coooooolllliiiiiinng!

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