I’m super excited about the upcoming NCECA conference next year that will be in Providence, RI. I live in RI and I’m SO EXCITED its so close to me. I don’t have to spend a fortune on plane tickets, or hotel, I could honestly take the bus up for $2 Kennedy Plaza which is in the heart of downtown, up the street from the RI convention center. I haven’t been able to go since 2011 because of money/time, and having at my door step is so fantastic. I spent the last of the money I made with one piece I sold in a gallery, but I’m happy to invest what I’ve made from my work back into the field for my own personal growth. If anyone on tumblr is going, I would love to meet you guys!
Also, sorry I haven’t posted my newest piece. Its done and drying but I forgot to take a photo of it, like a dummy. Next wednesday I will be bisque firing so I’ll upload a picture then. Fingers crossed for a good firing!
A work in progress thats a bit different from work I’ve done in the past. its a figure in a pitcher plant and there is a separate piece that will be epoxied on post firing. I had done an illustration with this concept and I wanted to bring it to life with clay, so i decided to go for it. I originally envisioned it as a wall piece and maybe in the future I will make more pitcher plant figures that are all pieces. I haven’t made any wall pieces before, so I will experiment with that and see if I like it.
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 :)