Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in like 6 months, but I’m FINALLY able to make some new work and more than one piece at a time, but I’ll explain how I got there. Earlier in the year, after the Adrian Arleo workshop, I was hoping I would have had a kiln/studio at my parents house I could set up since I bought a small kiln sitter last December. However…. I think they were just playing along and didn’t want to tell me it wasn’t going to happen, so I waited and cleaned the garage to no avail (I wish the would have just told me no, and it would have saved me A LOT of time and grief). Just when I thought all hope was lost, I found a ceramics open studio class at a local arts center, the Jamestown Arts Center in Jamestown,RI and I decided to look into it. A few people, including one of my college professors, Chris Archer, had mentioned this place being pretty great, but I’m so shy I didn’t know how to approach with trying to make new work, so I let it slip my mind for a while. But on my birthday out of some strange curiosity I decided to look up the arts center and there it was, my golden ticket to making work again. so I facebook messaged the place and I was waiting for a response… kinda disappointed nothing was happening. So a week later I go with my family to a reunion and on the way back I FINALLY get a reply that the class was on going and I could join in anytime! I was super excited AND on that same day I got a call from a Hope Gallery in Bristol, RI where I show my work that I sold my first piece! SAME DAY PEOPLE!! So fast forward a few weeks i have a few pieces in the works and hope to get them fired soon and I will be posting my WIP pieces ASAP!
TL:DR- I’m finally making some new pieces and will start posting here again, I’m really excited things are starting to look up for me.
PS: I will FINALLY get my mushroom lady from the workshop all finished and take her home at the beginning of August so I will post pictures of her finished and nicely photographed here soon :)
Here is an updated photo of the drawing i’ve been working on. I still haven’t come up with a title for it yet, but I think I want to transfer this from my sketchbook onto some nice paper and maybe even color it? i’m afraid i’ll mess it up. And maybe more details to be added in the near future!
I think i’ll have this one inked up for tomorrow. Stay tuned!!
“Octopus Teapot” 2009
Gas Fired, Cone 10
Throwback!! This is from my freshman year. I had so much fun making this. just the beginning of me doing whatever I wanted in ceramics class and getting away with it! too bad I can’t open it!! oh well
my work! go check it out!
I’m sorry i haven’t been putting anything up for a long time (2 months, but who’s keeping track, right?) Anyway, I want to put up more, but literally the second I started taking pictures, my crappy camera just seized up and won’t do anything. SOOO I’ll have to figure out something to get my work up here.
I’m hoping to get some supplies soon and trying out some paper mache clay sculptures and see if i like it. the ingredients aren’t terribly expensive and maybe I can make some new sculptures!! YAY!! hoping for some inspiration aka money to get the ball rolling.
Stay tuned for more!