Thursday, April 18, 2013

Etsy Shop UP & RUNNING!

ok, this took me embarrassingly long time, but my meredith host etsy shop is now open!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

June 15th Workshop at Red Star Studios

i'm happy to announce i will be having a one day demonstration workshop "Lots of Layers" at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO on June 15th, 2013.  

Participants will learn about a variety of surface decorating processes that happen before bisque firing with underglaze or slip: paper & vinyl stenciling and Thermofax and EZ Screens screen printing. They will also learn about surface decorating after glaze firing, using iron oxide transfer decals, china paint decals, and vinyl stencils.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

the making of...Dot Dot Floral

here are some process shots of the wall piece Dot Dot Floral.
 the back of the plates thermofax screen-printed.

plates being paper stenciled.

 glazing plates.

decaling plates.

 jacquie & shellie helping plot out the wall

disc hangars were used for an invisible hanging look.

 hanging up the plates in formation.

...and a reminder of what the final piece looks like:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

"Dot Dot Floral" Wall Piece

I am a part of a group exhibition Mesmerize curated by Merrie Wright which is currently on display at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Spring, TX.  This was my chance to make a wall piece that has been stirring in my mind for quite a while. 

the wall is 10' x 24'. Each plate is thrown porcelain, 7" diameter, decorated with thermofax screen-printing and stenciling, and iron oxide decals.

I have a bunch of people to thank for helping me with this project: Rain Harris, Jacquie Franden, Elina Jurado, Colin Ziha, Shellie Kacillas, Amy Santoferraro, Tom Binger, and George Timock.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

30x5: The Dessert

check out the sweet dessert plate show at AKAR!  there are quite a few lovely plates i would like to have for my own collection. 
30 artists: 5 plates/sets: 1 set of 4, 2 sets of 2, 2 individual

my set of 4 is my new favorite dot pattern: 
Dot Dot Rounded Square Dessert Plates
image: AKAR Design


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Guerilla Mug Assault : Philadelphia

i'm pleased to say 10 mugs of mine were a part of the Guerilla Mug Assault.  i wish i was in philly that day so i could witness this cool project! say YES to handmade!
"On November 8, 2012, The Clay Studio hit the streets of Philadelphia.  Stationed at six different locales with both foot traffic and an abundance of coffee shops, teams gave away 500 beautifully crafted handmade ceramic mugs to 500 individuals with disposable cups.  A tag attached to each mug included information about the project, the mugs maker, and The Clay Studios blog address with a statement encouraging the recipient to post about their experiences using their chosen mug and the relationship they develop with it."

get mugged!

 2 of the 10 mugs i sent to the clay studio. 
Dot Dot Rounded Square Mugs.

 i hope you enjoy your Dot Dot Oval Mug!

the clay studio is collecting responses...check out their blog!

(photos courtesy of the clay studio) 

Friday, November 2, 2012

THEY LIVE Halloween

it's that time of the year favorite holiday. halloween!  it's perfect, horror & candy.

found this article/tutorial in MAKE magazine online:
 They Live Alien Masks by Kiersten Essenpreis

wowzers!  amazing!  so andrew & i set off to make our own... and a side note, kiersten made a kickass Evil Dead 2 group costume this year. check it out here.  i once was annie from evil dead 2 and a friend was ash, but alas, no one knew who we were.  the best guess was "car accident victims?"...and my costume was SPOT ON...oh well.

ok, so if you haven't seen They Live, what are you waiting for?  
it's a 1988 gem by john carpenter.
amy joined us as roddy piper to help complete the costume. "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."
mask making steps 1-4.  my clay tools came in handy.
mask masking steps 5-8

the final product.  i wore my mink stole - it finally gets some use! "You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she.  Put 'em back on...formaldehyde-face!"

andrew the alien: OBEY

"i've got one that can see!"

once again, the article for making the masks is here