Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ins and Outs

I loaded the kiln tonight and will have a few pieces to share in the morning, but until then, I thought I would share something a little personal for a change. A long time ago, my grandpa made me a spoon holder. Sadly, it was stored in a closet for the longest time. I don't collect spoons. But one day while I was setting up my art room in our new house, I came across my special spoon holder and decided that I wanted it out in the open, even if I didn't fill it with spoons. It now holds some of my paintbrushes. Some I use, some I don't, but at least they have a their own little place and I get to see something that my grandpa made everyday.

And here is one of my bookcases filled with books on art, design, photography, gardening, and sewing. There are also some of my personal favorites that I've collected over the years during my travels from Europe. Some are about favorite artists like Michaelangelo, Gaudi, and Picasso and then there are a few from the Ufizzi, Galleria Borghese and the Van Gogh Museum. I can never have too many books!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sculpture Exhibits for 2010

A new year always means new work to be made, new shows to enter, new deadlines...That's the motivation right there! Deadlines!!! There are a couple exhibits that I would love to be involved in, so my creative brain started spewing out ideas last night on the commute home from school.

And then of course I jumped right into the clay and started working on them. Here are a couple...

Monday, January 11, 2010

A New Look...

left: our new wall divides the living room and the dining room
a pellet stove will take residence in the corner and
a now there's another place for another piece of art!

right: kitchen hallway
a bit cramped right now, but there will be a mudroom off to the right in
the future...(I can hardly wait!!!)

Flawless corners. Aren't they beautiful!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Anxiously Waiting...

Well, I was going to throw today, but it is really cold out in the studio and I didn't feel like freezing. So I stayed in the warm house and glazed a few pieces. And although I should have waited to have a couple more pieces to put in the load, I went ahead and fired the kiln anyways. So as usual, I'm patiently waiting...but I am excited to to see how everything turns out. I have two cups that are black on the inside and have the cappucino mint on the outside. The other two pieces are bowls. I glazed the smaller one with Poppy Fields on the inside and bright red on the outside. The larger bowl is bright red on the inside and glossy black on the outside. With bold colors like these I can hardly wait to see them

The other night I posted a blog on the designstyleguide. I write for them once a month. Anyways, I really enjoyed this post and had a lot of fun with it. Here are a few pieces I chose to feature...
And when your done reading this post read the one on designstyleguide, you might like it.

Hand Painted Clock by madteapartyfurniture

Handmade journal by ElisCooke

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!

I always love going into a new year. I feel refreshed and ready to take on new tasks. Lately I've been reorganizing my studio, making it brighter and more welcoming. There's still quite a bit more I'd like to do, but one day at a time, right?

Today I did a little shopping. Picked up a new bag of white clay and two glazes. Hobby Hut is having a great sale this month. So if you're in the area, stop by and visit Teri.
All paints are 30-50% off!