Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Back to work in 2009!

Happy 2009 to everyone out there reading! I hope your holidays were spent enjoying good food and the company of friends and family. After a whirlwind holiday tour that included stops in New Orleans, Raleigh, Asheville, and Atlanta, it's great to be back home!
And back in the studio!! On Monday, I started rolling out 1/4" slabs for more Tile Plaques, and have been cranking away. These pieces are also great studio "warm up" exercises. The design imagery can be as quick or involved as I like, and I often think of them as tiny sketches in clay. They will also be an excellent way for me to begin incorporating my new glazes.

Here are a few 4" earthenware tiles I unloaded just before we left town. All of the glazes I used are from my recent testing extravaganza, and I am very excited about the possibilities. Thank you to everyone out there reading and following along in my studio adventures.
Hope you're enjoying day 7 of the New Year! Personally, I love January! The holiday stress is behind me. And the new year is full of inspiration, hope, determination, and optimism.

Cheers to a happy and healthful 2009!


nigel rudolph said...

I'll tell you what's inspiring, meagan my are! i think i have a major chemical imbalance. Can't seem to get out of the "cup is half empty" point of view today. but but but, i read your blog and it does help to drill up that bit optimism i have deep down. See now i'm determined. i'm going to take my ass out to the studio and finish some stuff.

Meagan Chaney said...

Yay Nigel! Good for you because you Rock! Hope you had a great day in the studio.

Ps - Ben's parents love the teapot of yours we gave them for Christmas!

ang said...

hey meagan are the tiles for a project or are you still experimenting with glaze application? they look great...

Meagan Chaney said...

Hey Ang,
These tiles are for a series of small Tile Plaques I make. The (good) tiles will get mounted to a steel/wood backing. I'll be sure to post pictures of the progress. Thanks for asking!

Judy Shreve said...

Meagan -- the tiles look fabulous -- all that testing sure is paying off. I can't wait to see more.