Friday, October 31, 2008

forever fall.

new batch of work! already shipped out to the "gifts from the heart" show at LUX Center for the Arts in lincoln, nebraska.

the weather as of late has been spectacular and great for lunch time picnics out on the patio of the studio. a renegade bowl in use.

we have a fenced in side yard at the studio. the wood privacy fence is where the patio eating area is. franklin the studio dog can't get enough.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

first glaze kiln.

after figuring out the glitches with the kilns, 2 of the 3 are up and running. i took a hiatus from bright color during my thesis time. well folks, it's back...
these suckers have already been shipped off to pewabic pottery in detroit.

i need to share... we have a cute but smelly studio dog.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

stu stu studio: 360 view

west side.south side.

east side.
north side. with view into the common area.please excuse the spliced photoshop job.

Friday, October 17, 2008

it will be mine. oh yes it will be mine.

3212 gillham plaza is my dream building.
granted i have not seen the inside of said building (word on the street is that it's full of junk)...
but the outside is amazing.
amazing i say. i'll say it again. amazing.

it's my favorite terracotta decorated building in kcmo. i might walk over there soon and take some photos. the pics i have are scanned from slides from an old kcai slide show tile presentation.

as far as i know, it was a cosmetic factory back in the day. i believe the company was Luzier.

it's GIGANTIC. it could accommodate ample living space, studio space, retail/gallery space.
it has its own parking lot. costco is in its back yard. literally.

i want it. oh how i love cloud talk.

EDIT (after further investigation):
a found an original photo of the factory on the luzier cosmetic website.

company info:
Thomas Luzier revolutionized skin care for women when he began developing facial cremes in the early 1900's. For two decades, the Kansas City chemist used his wife's beauty salon clients as willing test models to perfect his formulas. He founded the company in 1923 as Luzier Special Formula Laboratories.

Following World War I, Luzier foresaw that GI's returning from Europe - where the use of cosmetics was more widespread - would pave the way for extensive use of cosmetics among American women. He added color and facial powders to his line and watched as his sales exploded nationwide. He incorporated the business in 1929 and moved it to a newly built manufacturing, distribution and office facility in downtown Kansas City, where it would operate continuously for the next 79 years.

i will continue to research....
definitely expect more posts regarding my dream building.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


while surfing the web, i found these chain link fences.

they are designed by demakersvan and i think they are spectacular!