"the artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life."
- w. edward brown

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

more new work...

more new stuff that I've made in the last two months....

Shino Tumbler: 1 of a set of 8

Set of 8 Shino glazed Tumblers... really happy with how the set came out.

Silhouettes: a raku piece, incised design with white crackle glaze on the background
heavy reduction with shredded newspaper (gives the best blacks I've found)

Alexander: another raku piece... not sure though about this one. the text at the bottom reads 'When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept... for there were no more worlds to conquor'

Bracket Fungi II: stoneware with glazes... like this one, but I think the fungi are too glossy... not natural enough.

Bracket Fungi III: porcelain with iron oxide rub exterior and mason stains, and glazed interior
I kind just wanted to see if porcelain would be able to make it... and I do like it.

Bracket Fungi III: stoneware with oxide and stains, glazed interior
like this one a lot... I'm happy with the amount and flow of the lines of the fungi...

Bracket Fungi IV: stoneware with oxide and stain exterior, glazed interior
This is the tallest of them so far, and I did barely oxide on the exterior, but I did add the mason stain to the fungi... I like the look of it, but the only down side is that there is almost no differentiation between the vessel and the fungi... I think that it has the cleanest lines of all so far, and looks closest to what I was going for.

Bracket Fungi IV: detail

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

saddness in my heart

I just heard about this. It makes me sad.
I know his work was kinda out there, but it was very influential and new and interesting.
And I got to install the Rauschenberg show that came to Calvin's gallery. So I guess there's a little extra connection there.

procedural stuff

So today I have an appointment with the city nurse.
This is one of a few steps in being hired by the City to teach ceramics classes.
I'm not worried about it; apparently its a hearing test, a check to see if I can lift 50 pounds, and I get to pee in a cup.... woo.
But at least I'm on my way!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


I have a giant puffy lip.
the upper one to be exact.
it is swollen from some unknown cause.
Bee thinks it may be an allergic reaction from something I ate.
but that's my only symptom, nothing else.
Just a giant, puffy, upper lip.
I took Benadryl in the hope that it would deflate.
I look like a doofus.

Enough said.

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Well, I got good news today!
The promotion I knew was kind of in the works, finally went through and was approved by the district manager and her boss (welcome to a month of bureaucratic figuring out!)!

So while I'm not sure what the entire job will entail, I know that next week I'll be opening the store by myself and trying to keep things in order while I'm in charge!

So while things will be a challenge for a while, it should be good and kind of fun.