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Studio Time: Fort Mason Work

Here are the completed pieces from my summer course. I really like the direction I seem to be going in and look forward to exploring it further next semester.

Infected With The Light, 2009
(glazed white stoneware fired to C10, LED, installed in San Francisco, CA 7/22-7/23)

Well, I guess this next one isn't really finished yet but I wanted to show you a photo of near completion anyway. I'm hoping to turn it into a floor piece that allows the bells to hang vertically as against the mirror.

For Whom The Bells Glow, 2009
(white stoneware, shino glaze and RIO, fired to C10, LED, copper piping, monofilament line, glass)

Well... What do you think? Be honest, I can take it.


On Etsy: Blue Mugs

I'm not sure why I wanted to post these mugs I found on Etsy, but I did, so here they are. I feel like mugs are a really good way for potters to make money and for pottery collectors to, well, collect pottery. Most every potter makes mugs and they often are a way to bring home the aesthetic of the artist on a very humble budget. Plus mugs are just great. Each one fits your hand differently, feels slightly new against your lips, and delights your eyes in a unique way. Start collecting!

oneclaybead, $19 (listed as black and white)

koidestudio, $24 for set of two

jbpots, $36 for similar

madhatterceramics, $28

Green Lotus, $25


Japanese Graphics

I went dawdling down Clement Street the other day and stopped in at Kamei Restaurant Supply. And while walking down the isle found these treasures...

A whole mess of bowls covered in traditional Japanese patterns. I love how graphic and modern they are but also how old (the patterns not the bowls). It totally inspired me and made me start thinking about the fact that I know little about the art history of ceramics. Bummer.

Does anyone have good reading suggestions?

Do dutch windmills, Otemi embroidery, or Indian paisley make you go gaga? Let us now what your favorite types of patterns are! ;)


Ayumi Horie

Ahhhh... Ayumi, you are so refreshing.

Alfred University alumni Ayumi Horie is one bad-ass potter. Horie uses a technique called dry throwing... a term which my adolescent brain confuses with dry-humping, I think as a trajic combination of throwing off the hump and dry throwing. Anyway, this is not the point. Not only is Horie's work totally awesome, she makes earthenware look totally cool and porcelain look totally humble and relaxed, but this technique is so rad. I can't wait to try it. Plus her instructional video is totally funny.

Horie's next show is at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana, opening August 7th and closing August 31st, and will feature a collaboration with New York illustrator Sara Varon. You don't know how bad I wish I could be there. Maybe I'll force my mom to go. Muah ha ha!

(images via artist's own website)


Garth Johnson Kicks Ass

Because who doesn't need an Olsen-Twins teapot?

You can read an awesome interview with Garth Johnson of Eureka, California here.

You can visit Garth's fabulous blog here.

And just because I am so appreciative of finding this website on Garth's blog I'll share with you readers this extra little treat.

And last but not least... a photo of the artist in the studio...

(photos via artist's Flickr, SuperNaturale, and Dinosaurs and Robots)


Sarah Cihat

To continue with lighting and product today, just a glimpse at one of my favorite pieces. Sarah Cihat is a designer in NYC who for the most part creates much smaller products such as her much talked about Rehabilitated Dishware series. Her porcelain chandeliers, however, are by far more remarkable and feature incredible chain work from Michael Miller. The faceted porcelain globes accompanied by the chain work reference raw industrial material as much as they reference Baroque ideals in aesthetic. The combination is arresting in its beauty.

(images via MOCOLOCO)

Spineless Lamps

These porcelain lamps from Frederik Roijé of Amsterdam remind me of the Pixar lamp. Very expressive.


Studio Time: Summer at Fort Mason

Here is a peak at what I've been working on this summer at the CCSF Fort Mason campus.

An abstract interpretation of the traditional Japanese tea bowl, influenced by textiles...

An installation piece inspired by tree fungus...

And a sculpture inspired by foxgloves, Jeanne Quinn, and Nick Cave.

All work is in a white stoneware. I'm very excited to start glazing these pieces and to see the final results.


Off Subject: Luz Interruptus

I stumbled upon this guerilla-style, public-art collective known as Luz Interruptus today on Apartment Therapy. I'm completely blown out of the water by the group's work and vision. Please read their profile here. And visit their blog to see more pictures and read about their projects.

(all images via Luz Interruptus blog)

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