Deborah Britt Pottery News http://deborahbrittpottery.com The latest news from Deborah Britt Pottery. en-us Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:53:54 CST Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:53:54 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Evolution of Terracide/Resilience <div> I've been visiting the Lander Art Center periodically during the installation of West By New West to monitor the evolution of my installation, Terracide/Resilience.&nbsp; I expected drying and cracking to occur in the "ooze", but was surprised by how aggressively it has ripped the underlying duck tape away from the edges, creating a new, and more interesting edge pattern to the piece.&nbsp; Here are a couple of photos comparing the piece from when it was first installed until now--three weeks later.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20140626_145716.jpg" height="323" width="561" /></div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20140718_153549.jpg" height="348" width="562" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Here's a close up of the transformation/decay of the "ooze".</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/1405776891827.jpg" height="324" width="243" />&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20140718_153630.jpg" height="640" width="461" />&nbsp;</div><div>I love the fissures that have occured as the "ooze" shrinks, and the alteration of the edges as the "ooze" pulls the edges inward.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20140718_153644.jpg" height="640" width="480" />&nbsp;</div><div>In this photos, the rock beneath the sculptural element has become exposed.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20140718_153854.jpg" height="401" width="571" /></div><div>This is a close-up of the "ooze" as it has hardened.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I'll post more photos toward the end of the exhibition, scheduled for August 2.</div> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:40:34 CDT West By New West <div> The West by New West opened this weekend and will be on display through August 2.&nbsp; The opening was great fun, and I enjoyed getting to know these talented Cheyenne artists who had invited me to participate as their guest!&nbsp; Here are a few photos of my installation piece for the show, entitled "Terracide/Resilience".</div><div>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4682.jpg" height="307" width="409" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;Terracide/Resilience (detail) by Deborah Britt</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4684.jpg" height="311" width="413" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;Terracide/Resilience (detail) by Deborah Britt</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20140626_150622.jpg" height="306" width="409" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;Terracide/Resilience (detail) by Deborah Britt</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_20140626_150636.jpg" height="478" width="358" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:31:20 CDT "Boundaries" Installation in Jackson! <div> I am honored to have the courtyard installation at <a href="http://www.jhcenterforthearts.org/">The Center for the Arts</a> in Jackson, WY!&nbsp; The installation consists of my eight-foot tall "Falls" structure, along with additional ceramic fencing to loosely enclose it.&nbsp; The piece will be on display there through the end of October, 2014.&nbsp; Here are some photos of the installation:</div><div>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_0113.jpg" height="426" width="570" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_0125.jpg" height="419" width="563" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Here is an explanation of the piece, as presented to the Jurors for their consideration:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> <style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-fareast-language:JA;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">Title:<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">BOUNDARIES</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">Wyoming is a lesson in contradictions.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>It is home to some of the most beautiful landscape in the world, where mountains, rivers and waterfalls delight and astound us.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>It is also a place where boundaries are everywhere, and the bewitched traveler may feel inclined to test those boundaries just to see what lies beyond the next hill.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>The love of our natural setting leads to the desire to protect and preserve it, along with the longing to share it, resulting, at times, in conflict.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>As a result, fences have become a quite common sight in an otherwise natural setting.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">Fences send a message&#8212;generally as a barrier to seeing what is on the other side!<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>However, that does not stop them from being jumped over, climbed through or squeezed under, as the wildlife in Wyoming have ingeniously discovered.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>I have always considered fences to be a necessary, but rather unfriendly obstacle&#8212;not exactly a welcome sign!</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">As a species, humans erect not only physical boundaries, but also personal boundaries.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>Fences can also be a metaphor for our lives. The fence in my sculptural piece hopefully presents a more friendly approach to reminding folks that there are boundaries, both physical and personal. You may be crossing into someone&#8217;s personal space once you get past this barrier, so please tread lightly!</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">The waterfall structure in this sculpture represents the natural beauty or inner beauty that one seeks to find, and the fence&#8212;the obstacles that keep us from finding it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in">&nbsp;</p>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:33:25 CDT Japanese Beer Mugs Coming Soon! <div> I, along with some of my fellow local potters will be making Japanese Beer Mugs to be sold by Maven, a new company featuring wonderful optic products, such as binoculars, etc.&nbsp; Our mugs will be featured in their on-line catalog!&nbsp; Here is a photo of some of the prototypes I've been working on.&nbsp; Would love to hear your opinion!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_0161.jpg" height="478" width="640" /> </div> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:25:35 CDT The Primoridial Ooze is Oozing! <div> Friday night is the opening of the West By New West Exhibit at Lander Art Center.&nbsp; I am honored to be the guest artist for this group of talented Cheyenne artists.&nbsp; Many disciplines are represented, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, fiber arts and jewelry.&nbsp; Here's a teaser of my piece during installation.&nbsp; The ooze is made from slaked down clay which has been mixed to a pudding-like consistency and stained.&nbsp; The exhibit is on display through August 2, so if you're in the neighborhood, please stop by!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/149/IMG_4651___Version_2.jpg" height="260" width="320" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Here's a link to the show information:&nbsp; <a title="West By New West" href="http://www.pitchengine.com/pitches/a6074fb8-0103-4d35-a6eb-c1e06481982b">West by New West</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:53:51 CDT