its been awhile since i last posted. i'm badd.
welp, i'm back from my second trip to china... and it was even more mind blowing than the first. i returned to michigan and back to school. now its time to make work for my bfa thesis show in april. i am sharing the gallery with the great meghan borland... check out her site http://www.meghanborland.com/
upon my return from china it was time to start preparing for the drawing clay workshop we put on here at CMU. malcolm mobutu smith, justin rothshank, and israel davis were a great three-some. i had an amazing time getting to know them and observing their techniques. the drawing clay workshop's focus was on surface design. malcom did some direct transfers with slip on some of his sculptures, justin adds decals to his thrown utilitarian wares, and israel screen prints on slabs for sculpture and slab-built pots! it was soo good. check out the photos below!
as for my work since my return from china.. i am still working with thrown and altered vessels in sets, with more focus on surface design (my sweet hounds-tooth underglaze decals i had made in china! wooo!) ANDDD i have created a plaster prototype from a sketch i played around with in china.. that was fun turning a sketch of just a simple shape into a three dimensional form. fun stuff. i then made the mold.. and now i am slip casting like crazy. its fun.
it is now spring break at cmu, which is no break for me... i have moved my studio into the "bfa space" across the street from our studio.. since the studio is closed over break. i. must. continue. to. make. =)
this is exciting news!! meghan and i are traveling down to columbus ohio tomorrow.. i'm going to swing by OSU and visit nathan kirk mark and josh. check out the studio there.. and see the bfa thesis exhibition which nathan is in!! woohoo go nason! i havent seen these guys since china, so i'm pumped. while i'm down there i am also picking up 20 gallons of casting slip at half the price i could get it here. thats sweet! it should be a nice little road trip.
well ive got to get back to the clay... it felt good to blog a bit... so here's some photos. i hope you enjoy!
ahhh NCECA only 23 days away!
peace and love,