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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More sea slug awesomeness.

September 13, 2011 at 5:49 am (inspiration) (, , , , )

So I’ve been digging into the sea slugs. Found some awesome ones, and a interesting divers blog who takes a lot of undersea photographs. 🙂 Of course, I’m more often looking at the background rather than the fish, but hey, lots of photographs!

There are some strange things under the ocean, but thats why I love it so much. 🙂
<a href="” target=”_blank”>Sea slug, brittle star, and oceanic dildo creatures

OMG spots!

This one creeps me out a little.

In studio news, the Dragon Matt green shifted again, and I got some OMG AWESOME results. I’ll have photographs next week sometime, when my life has (hopefully) calmed down a little.

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Day by Day

July 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm (About my process) (, , , , , , )

Right now its high production season in the studio. I’ve got orders to fill, and so I don’t get much time with my creative endeavors. I suppose thats ok because as I research the show I’m putting together, I’m feeling overwhelmed. The water takes up 70% of the planets surface and most of that is ocean. The abundance of life in the ocean almost guarantees that life will survive in the oceans no matter what we throw at it, but knowing what will survive and in what form depending on where it is in conjunction to what human disasters… blergh.

So I’m trying to decide between two approaches right now. The first is a sampling approach: I’m presenting samples of weird specimens from around the world that have adapted after the long running disaster that has been human intervention on the oceans. Some successes in conservation, but a lot of failures.

The second would be to focus on one particular part of the ocean. A specific area in the world. The Gulf of Mexico for instance, or the coast of Japan. (That one would be easier, it’s already a dead-zone. Anything that could survive there can’t be consumed by humans.)

I dunno. still trying to figure it out.

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Surviving polluted oceans?

July 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm (inspiration) (, , , , , )

So right now I’m doing some inspiration research. I have a show in January where I want to put together my sea creatures. The idea is that these creatures have evolved out of the mess that humans made from the ocean. At this point we can’t really eat most things from the ocean because of toxicity that is working its way out of the system. The enviroment has changed, but it has survived and evolved into something new, because thats what life does on this planet.

Jellyfish seem to get the greatest boon out of human actions. Runoff from farms with fertilizers create giant algae blooms and jellyfish blooms (if I understand that correlation right. Its very soon after I woke up so my mind is a little bleh.) So right now I’m looking at the things that will eat jellyfish. Like leatherback turtles.

This image isn’t really useful but it is adorable: what a cutie!

Anyhow more useful images: undercarrage!

Tuna also eat jellies, but its doubtful we will curb out tuna craving enough to allow them to survive. Maybe, I suppose, we might end up farming them somehow, but I just don’t see them surviving unless people stop eating them.

Some sharks eat jellies. So I went searching for shark pictures and found this: tooth ball!

This isn’t quite right either:Shark!

Now this would be a cool object to make: Shark eggs!

Anyhow, its time for me to get to the studio. 🙂 I’ll have to do more research later.

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Some inspiratinal Photographs

June 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm (inspiration) (, , , , , )

Because we all need inspiration on Monday Morning, I’m going to share with you the work of a photographer who captures a lot of what I love about the sea. Terence Zahner’s photos make me drool (and want to get diving lessons and live in Hawaii.) While working from NYC, NY he finds “inspiration in tiny overlooked creatures, abstracts, shadows and natural patterns.”

The awesome!

The awesome!

The awesome!

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Pictures! Finally!

October 17, 2010 at 5:30 am (Showing off results) (, , , , , , , , , )

So here you go! Pictures for the prototypes for what i hope to be my upcoming show.

Trying the Deviant Art Embed feature again…
Conchanatans Atlantis by *Frost-indri on deviantART

Yup. Didn’t work, but the link is good. Here’s the photo to go with it. 🙂

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Puppies and firings, but not together.

September 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m forseeing a problem this winter. Banafsh, my IG puppy, seems to have forgotten what a gray day is. As such he’s become really clingy when the sun isn’t out.

I live in Portland. We get a lot of gray rainy days.


I’m firing a kiln this afternoon. We just got the kiln repaired, so its a bit of a gamble to see if the repair worked. However, as I want to join in on the Mudteam’s “For the Sake of Sake” challenge, I need to fire. Here’s crossing my fingers.

I’m planning on taking a trip to the beach for more photo’s of my work, and then to the mountains to get shots of my new line up. 🙂 By mountains I mean volcano, namely Mt. St. Helen’s. 🙂

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April 4, 2009 at 6:44 am (About my process) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This morning I got up and made a brittle star.  It’s about 2 ft across, if memory serves me for this one time.  Ok… how about its the size of one full round shelf for a medium sized kiln.  Bah.  2 ft. is close enough.  

Its got a round textured body, and five ribbed arms. Problem is that the arms were too long for my texture tool, and like all texture tools of this type, the edges are sharp and prone to cutting the clay instead of merely leaving an impression.  After fighting with the clay this time I have resolved that from now on I will put fiber in my clay for tentacles.  That way I’ll be able to make the clay bend and flex more.  In addition, I shall also sand down the sharp edges of my texture tool.  I have knives if I want to cut the clay.

Now I need to go and make more cloth tentacles.  *Le sigh*

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Obama wins!

November 5, 2008 at 3:03 am (Showing off results, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

With Ohio we know that he can win even if he looses every other State but his safe states of Oregon, California and Washington. Obama wins!

The only question left is by how much?

And then there’s the Senate and the House…

Oh, this is supposed to be my art blog…

Ummm… I started making mushroom pendants today. And some cups. Really. -_-‘

Look! Results from the kiln!



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Hot Mugs!

March 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

latte 1 latte 4

 Just got my latte mugs out from the kiln.  They turned out very SWEET!  The buyer decided that she wanted three of the tall ones (all that I had.)  So that was pretty awesome too.   

I’ve got some more goodies to show later, when I get the pictures up. 🙂 *does the happy kiln dance*

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