Friday, May 9, 2014

basement light box and setup

I know it's been awhile since I last posted anything. One of the biggest obstacles that prevented me from staying up to date with my blog was the lack of the proper facilities to document my finished work. So after a little online research, several trips to the home depot and $40 later, I have a basement lighting studio "thingy". It’s not perfect but I’d say it’s pretty good, and here are some pictures of my latest work (photographed in my basement!)  

This urn started out as a stacking pot class demo. After the demo I decided that too much work was put into it just to end up in the reclaim bucket. I felt like it needed something more so I made a stencil of a bloodhound and painted it with slip. I think I might explore more ideas using stencils and slip, I liked the process and I think this one came out ok for a first time trial.

Here is a hard-slab box construction class demo that again I felt like needed more decoration. One thing I learned from this project is that hand-building is hard and I need a lot more practice.

A Jedi basket 

And a lidded jar just for fun 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Time to have some fun again

My Thesis show is up and now I have time to enjoy ceramics again. I think looming deadlines of doom will suck the fun out of just about anything. So now that I can breathe again and not worry about how I’m going to catch-up on all the stuff I need to get done tomorrow because I failed to do it today, this is what I’ve been up to.

Zombie blood splatter pots!

Now that's fun

Friday, April 6, 2012

Almost a Master

The fun and games of grad school are over. It’s time to get serious and prepare for my thesis show.

What could be more serious then urns?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

the hippo urn

Here are all the pieces needed to complete the hippo urn. This is one of my favorite parts of the process.

Here it is all put together.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

bye bye hippo

Lately I’ve been working on a series of urns based on the narrative of whom or what could be contained inside. Here is a hippopotamus urn I’ve been working on, to clarify it is not an urn for a hippopotamus (I love hippos). The detail is a pattern made of “no diving” warning signs and the knob is a winged hourglass that symbolizes death and reminds the viewer that their time is coming (especially if you go swimming with hippos).