Saturday, November 29, 2008

local spin (video)


i like the fact that we can choose our state of mind. sure it can be hard to get out of a funk, and true, crappy things do happen, but really the world is how i choose to view it. that is why music is so value-able to me. if i am in a bad spot, i can change directions, simply by putting on a good groove. here is a large platter that i finished painting yesterday. i like the colors, they really cause the design to pop out. i will be cruising along, throwing some mugs, finishing the construction of two sculptures, and doing deco. work on a very large bottle....too-da-lou.

Friday, November 28, 2008

new work for sale..








here is a large platter and large mug that just went up for sale in my etsy store....i have figured out a series of steps that insure no crack-age!'(fingers crossed). it seems that the larger you go, the more technical issues there are to deal with. i am off to finish painting a very large charger(platter) 22" across, and the do some hand-building in two statues that are almost finished, followed by some design work for a t-shirt that i was asked to do(top-secret, not allowed to talk about the specifics), then it is lunch with mother-dearest, followed by some more clay work. emma-dill is at the beach with her mother, so i am cranking up the work-output a bit. i won't ever quit with the art, know this! have a good-day, live it up.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

new platter for sale...





happy thanksgiving. i am grateful for family, friends, life and this great adventure! here is a large plate small platter for sale in my etsy shop. it is 14" across, and id wired ready to hang. it is functional,..dishwasher, microwave safe, and could be used as a serving dish. i doubt it will fit in you microwave, though!...it has three languages on it. spanish, italian, and english. here is a game..can you translate all three?...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

buddha groove. (video)

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this little guy chills with the tun-age, riding the sonic white sage clay train...i burn white sage to clear the air of negative energy..at least that is what i was told,. i just like the smell...it is interesting, when i spin left, i don't get dizzy, spin right and i am on the floor. go figure...check back later for sweet platter post.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

new mug for sale..






good tuesday to you, wherever you are! i am happy to putting up a gorgeous new mug from the latest round of sgraffito work.
this mug is large, for the serious coffee or tea drinker. it holds over twenty oz.! it is an abstract fish design, with the words "serenity". to me, this word means being at peace with the moment..i have put a shot of me holding the mug. i am 5'11 170lbs, from that info you should have a perfect idea of how large this mug is!;) know that the clay imbedded in my cuticles is a creamy smooth stoneware, that i love with all my heart!.... thank you for looking...

Monday, November 24, 2008

new mug for sale..





this is a medium size mug, 20 oz.....for sale in my etsy store. i have much going on today, several large pieces to finish. i am making statues again. new twist folks, i am going for bottles that have heads for tops, that can be removed. off with his head! right. my new favorite drink is a double espresso breve. i feel like a king from all the coffee and cream richness.(breve=espresso with lots of steamed half and half)..i also ill be cleaning the studio up, have a interview with the ASU newspaper(college that beat michigan)..and then meet with a customer to give them a commission. it is for the school of design at ASU. came out nice, i will take a video. i wish you a good day and to feel it all.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

spin spin sugar functional remix (video)


these are "greenware", i haven't added underglaze color yet..(although now they are fired, the kiln came out so sweet,no cracked platters!)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

new mug for sale..




good morning where-ever you are! alive for another day. here is a nice mug i just put in my etsy shop. it has a lovely scene with the words "love reigns"..do you get it? i knew you would..i am excited about the kiln that just came out. i am very happy with it. i will be taking some pics and posting the new work soon...off to start a fire in isabella (my wood stove). it is 17 degrees out, with some snow and ice. beautiful weather to make pots in-side!

Friday, November 21, 2008

sketch fridays..

this is the first of what i am dubbing "sketch fridays"..there will be a little clip of some inspiring art that i have come across. there are some many different styles and mediums that are being "blown up" so beautifully. art seems to have no ceiling as far as technique, talent and creativity go. here is a clip of some graffiti artist, french i believe. they are doing a collabrative piece, their are several different styles, and when fused together the final piece is awesome. it seems to be cool weather wise, until the guy in shorts appears. either he is a bit warm-blooded or the rest are just over-dressed...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

large fish jug(video)

here is the jug emma helped me paint. i need to add underglazes, which will cover the scales. this may be the most colorful pot to date for me, if i follow through with the vision. come back tomm. for sketch fridays...!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

child labor is good...(video)

she is a better worker than most people i know...the best part of this is the end when she demands a bathroom break! the jug looks wobbly a bit, the bandinwheel is perched on a cooking pan, which is a bit unsteady. i have been using this setup since i started. i can sense when the balance is too far off. this jug is fine, spin away..i will post the carved design tomm...may you have a good day..

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

snow.

coldest day on record in fifty years for boone. 25 is the high, we have about two inches so far. i have emma(2), taylor(11), and grandpa(89), to watch after. i will be praying for pateince throughout the day. taylor is by far the easiest, she is self sufficent, and more responsible than me really. maybe she is watching all of us, who knows..grandpa and emma are on the same level though..my goal is to throw a couple of big platters, and carve a huge bottle. besides that, just enjoy the snow day, and take it easy. i will post a video of some new work tomm. to-da-lou.

Monday, November 17, 2008

big jug 2 video

the new release..live and rare sessions...

working at the gallery today, good day to get some portfolio work done, and contact a couple of galleries...peace1

Sunday, November 16, 2008

new mug for sale..




this is a great yoga piece. the woman is touching her toes, with the word "stretch" written across...enjoy!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

pots gone wild video..naked unfired...xxx

here is a deco-spin, of a large jug right after sgraffito work. i have yet to add color. the camera is unifocus, sorry about the blurs...okay back to helping my daughter make snakes and rainbows for her plate..

Friday, November 14, 2008

shooting in the blind..









apologies about the pics..the view screen is busted, and there is no peephole. so i just point and shoot! here are some goings on in the el studio. i will illustrate this big bottle form and then a large platter this morning. i just want a bigger pot. need to get a larger kiln, maybe i'll add a ring to my joint this winter. a ring of fire brick to the electric kiln that is. listening to king britt on pandora radio. good sheet...off to pot..have a good dia.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

new tumbler..




this one is nice. it showcases my love for the urban style of graffiti. you know it is funny, when i went to the MOMA in S.F., i dug all the different mediums. really though, my favorite work was when i stepped outside and explored the alleys with all the fresh paint that the many talented cats throw up. see, i even speak the urban! i miss philly sometimes, boone is awesome, but i crave the art culture of the big cities. ....so here is a tumbler with a design that would look great up on a wall, or side of a boxcar. thanks for looking..here is a short french of an artist doing a piece..he is actually creating the art by cleaning the wall. what an upstandin' citizen. this is a process called "reverse graffiti"..to watch, click here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

rabbit habit...






i got a thing for drawing rabbits, i like to draw them both sweet and dark. donny darko, is one of my all-time favorite movies...i am moving along, enjoying doing design work on these large bottles, they are about 27" tall. really, i feel like i am just beginning. this work is like learning a language, and i have just begin to put sentences together, and am ready to start writing paragraphs, speaking in stories. part of this will be the introduction of more color. i love to paint, and use alot of color in the compositions. the ceramics has taken up all my work-time, so the best way to get back to painting is bring it to the ceramics. i also look forward to incorporating slip-casting into my vocabulary this winter. i am grateful for God./given.ability, for it only comes through me, i do not control it...and it is available to all, i believe, just let yourself go.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

new tumbler..




here is a nice tumbler for sale in my etsy shop..off to pot....thanks for looking!

Monday, November 10, 2008

mucho trabaja..






here are some shots of the going ons around my studio...i have been doing some larger forms, and will continue with these until i die. i love to go big. they are fun to make, put together, and carve on. since i treat my forms like a canvas, the more area i have to work on the better. one day i plan on doing some large scale paintings and sculpture....on a funny note, my uncle is staying with me, and i noticed he keeps a towel plugged under the door. a throw-back to the college dorm years. what is he afraid of? that grandpa(his dad) who is almost 90, will ground him for his extracurrium activities...i guess we all remain kids when around our parents...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

new mug for sale..




here we all are again. it is a nice sunday morning here. glad to be alive...
this here mug is of a nice size not too big not too small..just right. a goldilock's delight. holds about twelve oz...the design is a fishmanbird spirit, with the word eschuando..which translates loosely to, i am listening....alright off to start a fire in bitta, my little wood stove...