Saturday, October 22, 2011

October 22

Ceramics Annual of America, San Francisco, Oct. 6-9
I met with my mentor on Wednesday.  Once again, I had piece fall off the wall because the work came out of the kiln the night before and glue hadn't set.  At least I was able to put it together and now feel that I can move on.  Robert suggests I continue with the smaller additive pieces to complete the semester's work since the larger cup pieces consume a lot of time.  He also recommends I limit color use to focus on form. 

Catch a Wave, cup runneth over. 26"l x 18"w x 8"d. Wall mount. Hand built white earthenware, underglaze, mason stain, glaze, gold luster.
Catch a Wave, detail

Head. 11"h x 7.5" x 8"

Head, side view

Head, detail with flames

Pound of Flesh, ceramic on 12" fleece covered disc

Scrap pile with gold luster

Yellow cells (center) repaired

this flame piece protrudes from the wall, hard to photograph at 4"l

as above, 7"l

mound, 8" x 8" x 6"

Bumpass Hell, 14" dia. x 11"h

Bumpass Hell detail

8" x 6" 5.5"

Monday, October 3, 2011

October update

This unfired piece, not titled yet, will hang from the wall with the larger rubber duck riding a separate wave out from the wall.  You can see the under glaze on the cup and ducks but the waves will be glazed after the first firing.  I've moved from Wedgwood to Willow ware and like the previous swan piece, there are detached elements which suggest a larger viewing area than the cup itself.  Fall is in the air and rain is expected for the next few days which will slow down drying time.  I hope to make some other more abstract forms before the Ceramics Annual of America opens on Thursday night.  I'll be displaying about a dozen pieces through Sunday.