Show Prep

December 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm (About my process) (, , , , , , )

I have a show coming up. I’m pretty darn nervous about it, I don’t feel like I’m going to be ready. The things I wanted to do… I don’t know that I can get them done. I kept putting off making sculptures because I was focused on more immediate and financial concerns. I thought I’d still be jobless at this point and have plenty of time to focus on my sculptures.

Ha. What an idiot.

Now I spend every night watching tv and texturing little forms. Not that I’m complaining about being able to do work at home, but this is not exactly how I planned on doing things. I’m also afraid that its not going to look good when its done. ergh.

and I need to make so many more slugs its not even funny. Every time I think I’ve learned my lesson…


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Creeping progress

August 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm (About my process) (, , , , )

I think I’m a little burnt out after the production work. I didn’t get anything done in the studio yesterday. Gah. I did have other things distracting me, so it wasn’t like the time was totally wasted. Still, frustrating.

So my goal for today is to get 4 pasta jars and 16 mermaids purses thrown/started. The bonus activity will be to trim the pasta jar I already have thrown and to create a test tile to see if I can get that crabby texture I liked so much on the beach. ^_^

In the morning, that sounds like a pretty nice day!

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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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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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