Five inches of snow here yesterday. Bummer! I am very ready for spring! However, we are grateful for the moisture. Busy day in the studio. I’ve made a new damp box which is working beautifully to keep my pieces workable for a longer period of time. Thanks to Christa Assad for the tip. … read more
Last night marked the first ever meeting of the new ceramic arts guild in Lander. Attendance was great and ideas were flowing like wine (imagine if we’d had any–wine that is!) We need a name for our new organization. Any ideas from friends/fans/readers would be appreciated. Something appropriate for our foothills, Wind River, Wyoming… read more
As usual, NCECA was at once inspiring and overwhelming. 6,000 clay artists descended upon Philadelphia for the event. There is so much wonderful ceramic art work to see it is impossible to do it all! I experienced great demonstrations by some of my heros (Ron Meyers, Ellen Shankin, Christa Assad, Andy Brayman, Matt Metz,… read more
My work mainly consists of salt-fired Porcelain and Stoneware. The salt-firing process is unique in that salt is introduced into the kiln when it reaches the proper temperature (2345 degrees F for my work). Inside the kiln, the salt vaporizes and settles onto the pieces, forming its own glaze over the clay body. I also… read more
The Bobber has become a sort of signature piece for me, although the method of firing is different from most of my work. The first bobber began as a costume that I made for a performance art piece, in which a leotard completely covered with bobbers took a dive into a swimming pool with… read more
I am off to the NCECA Conference (National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts) in Philadelphia next week. 5000 clay artists will descend upon the city for this annual event. I’m looking forward to seeing tons of new ceramic art and getting loads of new inspiration! Stay tuned for an updated report!
Andy BraymanSam Harvey Checked out the new show at Harvey/Meadows Gallery over the weekend featuring Sam Harvey of Aspen and Andy Brayman of Kansas City. Sam is making wonderful hand-made tiles as well as showing for the first time his fabulous, colorful print/collages. His eye is very astute and his concepts quite interesting.… read more
I hope you enjoy my work. I love creating objects that are visually stimulating and that invite the viewer’s touch. The idea that I can connect with my audience in this personal way is very appealing to me. I would love to hear your comments!
It was clay that lured me into art school. Enthusiasm for the medium quickly gave way to enchantment, and a full-time course of study ensued. Entrenched in academia, I was compelled to look beyond my intuitive attraction to clay and explore the boundless world of art. During this period of “enlightenment” I have discovered an… read more