Monday, September 22, 2008

the new digs.

my new studio is in this building. it used to be a carriage house; horses upstairs, carriages downstairs.
check out the garage door...i can drive into my studio. amazing!'s only 5 blocks from my apartment! yay for being able to bike there.

a before picture of my space with my massive amounts of boxes.
here's what you get when you buy a kiln for cheap off of craigslist.
it comes with a whole lot of extra baggage.
my studio mate is rain harris, and it's starting to look like we have an official studio.
our kilns are all set up, and i'm close to getting my half of the studio settled.

next update will be an organized studio shot. hopefully.

Friday, September 19, 2008

thanks ike!

chicago received 6.64" of rain in 24 hours making it the most rainfall in one day in chicago history. not the greatest scenario for an outdoor craft fair. BUT, we made the most of it and stuck it out in our leaky tents. the super great thing was that people still came out to check out the goods! i met some awesome people and actually attained my sales goal! rule.

here are some quick (and wet) pics of my booth set up.
p.s. i also learned a VALUABLE lesson. pack all my product in PLASTIC bins.
cardboard in the rain is lame.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


The jig is up, the news is out
They finally found me
The renegade who had it made
Retrieved for a bounty...

(sorry it's my favorite STYX song, i just couldn't help myself)

i will be a vendor at renegade craft fair with my foldedpigs ware this weekend in chicago.
it's supposed to rain, but i won't let it bring me down!

also while in chicago, i will be dropping off some work at lillstreet art center for a group show i'm a part of called "ceramelicious". my mouse turd cup and saucers are on their website. check it out yo.

Friday, September 5, 2008

zwinger display

the zwinger in dresden has a gigantic porcelain collection of european and asian porcelain. i thought the display of the chinese ceramics was over the top!
two examples:
look at all those mini shelves around the border!
i could have an entire show on one little wall!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

germany part 7: the FINAL chapter

the kiln was unloaded and everything survived!my finished tile piece and detail.
i'm regretting not leaving more of the surface unglazed. oh well.

massive amounts of chicken feet.
some of these will be strung into garland.
i packed up these babies and was able to get them all in a rolling suitcase and carry-on bag. -an in progress packing shot.

so far everything i have unpacked has survived. phew.