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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Kiln day!

June 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm (About my process) (, , , , , )

I’ve got a kiln to unload today! That means pictures coming up in the next couple of days.

I’ve already cracked the kiln and it looks like the scrap glaze decided to suprise me again. I’m not too surprised, it settled like a dry brick underwater so I was only able to get some of the material into the glaze. As I’ve mentioned before Epsom salts can deflocculate a glaze, but fist you have to get the glaze stirred up. Its going to take a couple more hours of work before I get that glaze completely mixed up again.

In the mean time its a lovely celedon blue. 🙂

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Getting my show on

November 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm (About my process, Studio and Environment) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I haven’t heard back from Scrap yet, but things are looking up. I submitted one of my ceramic pieces to the Volunteer show, and it was accepted. So I feel like I’ve passed the first hurdle of explaining recycling in ceramics pieces.

I’m in the process of making more brittle stars. They’re really fun to work with, but then on the other hand, the tentacles are very extremely fragile until I fire them. It’s a long process t weave the tentacles in and out of each other when you’re pairing stars together. Even worse, though, would to be to try and make a brittle star with the arms stretched out strait, like a big brittle splat on the ocean floor. I can’t even imagine that making it into the kiln.

Next week I’m going to start teaching my first ceramics class ever. Its about finishing pots, how to decorate that vessel that you’ve learned to throw. Basically, its going to be a lot of practice.

Lastly, we’re having our Studio Christmas sale on the 10th of December. Come by and check out our work, maybe get a last minute gift for your boss (who really needs a better mug, we all know it. 😉 )
In other news I’m looking at some temp work until my job at Struble picks up again. Right now I’m practicing my typing on an older keyboard so that I hit the keys hard enough and am used to the space issues when I take the test. I’ve been using the flat-as-a-pancake Mac keyboard and I gotta’ say, once you get used to it its a lot easier to use. A lot less stress on the hands, that’s for sure.

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