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.