Friday, March 27, 2009
My work was featured yesterday on Daily Art Muse. Thank you Susan for the unexpected and wonderful write-up!
"Daily Art Muse is an online space where artists find snippets of daily inspiration to keep their creativity flowing." Author and polymer clay artist, Susan Lomoto, writes three or four times each day (Mon-Fri) on art that "tickles my muse and stirs my imagination."
Hop on over and check it out!
Coming Soon (I promise) - A two part series on what I've learned about art marketing and self promotion. Stay tuned...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I had the privileged of being a part of this project last fall, and was excited to see an image of my work was printed along with the article!
There's also an interesting article on the woodblock prints of Ilse Buchert Nesbitt and some amazing work in polymer clay.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tonight is opening night for both my exhibition Spring Unfolds and the play No Sex Please, We're British at the Ocala Civic Theatre here in north central Florida. So, if you live in the area you should plan to a night out! My husband and I have had season tickets to the theater the past two years and have been very pleased with all the performances.
This cheeky british farce runs from March 19-April 12. My work will be up for the duration of play and will remain installed for the Marion Ballet Theatre's original production, Princess Style on stage April 17 -19.
Hope you treat yourself to a play, art show, museum visit, concert or other cultural activity this weekend. You deserve a reward for all your hard work!
Thanks for reading!
Friday, March 13, 2009
But this also means that I have 2 1/2 months to make 164 linear feet of work. It's time to get busy. Really Busy! I will be spending even more time in the studio, and even less time on the computer. But when a museum calls wanting to feature your work, you don't say, "let me think about it." You jump in full force with plenty of focus and determination.
Whisper, earthenware clay, low fired crawl glazes, 20" x 16" x 1 1/2"
I do hope to write a post soon on how a little art marketing, self promotion and a positive attitude helped make this opportunity happen. Until then, thanks for reading and sharing the excitement with me! It's going to be a crazy spring time around here. Hang on!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Pete Pinell's White Slip
10 Nepheline Syenite
+10 Frit 3124
(You can also add a few drops of sodium silicate - a deflocculant that helps reduce viscosity and makes the slip easier to apply with a slip bottle.)
There are a variety of slip trailing bottles out there in many shapes and sizes. You'll want to experiment with a few until you find the style that you enjoy most. Some things to think about 1) the size of the tip opening can have an effect on line thickness it creates 2) how hard is the plastic? You're could be squeezing for awhile, so you want a bottle that's softer and easier to work with. 3) how much slip do you want it to hold?
Enjoy! I'm off to the studio!
PS - More on the materials and process I use can be found here.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
If you have any questions, or other tips for clay slab construction, I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
46.5 Gerstley Borate
31 Magnesuim Carbonate
For color add...
+1 Red Iron Oxide (beige/pale yellow)
+5 Copper Carbonate (dark turquoise/jade)
+1 Copper Carbonate (light turquoise/jade)
NOTES: Crawls best when applied thick.
For more cone 04 lowfire glaze recipes check here.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Thanks for finding a moment in your busy day to check in on what's been going on here.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Here are a few images of the pieces I made while allowing myself to just "play" and enjoy the process. We'll see where they take me. I don't know about you, but for me it can be difficult at times to just create without being overly critical of my creations. Left and right brain interference.
The forms of this wall piece are more involved than my usual work and I incorporated some of the slip stippling that I have been doing on my Minis. I still want to push this idea further, and work on activating the negative space between the 2 forms a little more.
I'm also playing around with the idea of grouping my Minis into different configurations. Here's my first attempt at this.
I fired a bisque kiln off last night, and it's cooling now. It's mostly loaded with this new, experimental work, but there are a couple orders and a few pieces for the solo show I have at the Ocala Civic Theater in a few weeks. In the mean time, I'm switching back to glass work to finish up a few tile pieces. Pictures soon.
Off to the studio!