Monday, June 29, 2009
When I am building a new piece, it's always a little breathless in the early stages. I assemble barely leather-hard slabs with no visible means of support and when the whole thing threatens to come crashing down, I start searching for what ever is within arm's reach to prop up the clay. This time it was a coffee cup and a kitchen knife.
Posted by burningclay at 5:08 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009
When I started sculpting, I was in love with pit fire and I have a large number of pieces from that stage of my development. The surface is spectacular! Every nuance of the open flame is captured. As my pieces got larger, I had to leave pit fire behind and because I no longer show them, I want to find good homes for them. They deserve better than gathering dust on the shelves of my studio. this Saturday, June 20th, I am having an adoption party. I will be giving away these exciting pieces to those who are interested in my work. Email me for details if you want to participate.
Posted by burningclay at 11:07 AM
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I just picked up my show at Quicksilver Mining in Forestville, when I put these ladies next to each other, I was struck with the degree to which I have experimented with surfaces over this past 6 months. I have used stains, oxides, underglazes, wax and even oil paint. I had the argument with myself about "pure ceramic art" and then I threw that concept out the window. For me it is all about the form and I will shamelessly use anything that gives me an exciting surface.
Posted by burningclay at 6:13 PM