Sunday, October 26, 2014

I heart ted talks


Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind


In my final months of grad school I became mentally dislocated. I was a hot mess of emotion and stress, all of my hopes for what I wanted to accomplish were broken. One of things that gave me hope and a light at the end of the tunnel was listening to Ted talks while I worked. I learned, I laughed, and I started to see that the way I thought about and went about things needed to change. When a Ted Talk is posted on my FB news feed I almost always watch and it starts my day on a good step. I felt like this talk was posted just for me today.

Friday, October 24, 2014

paper and cotton



Ann Weber

Ann Weber, all I have to say is WOW! Her sculpture has layers of intrigue. I am amazed at how she uses and elevates commmon found materials of cardboard into colossal artworks. The forms, textures, and size are so alluring, you want to touch them like a ceramic pot or woven basket but dare not. The size and material creates an otherworldly feeling, an electric presence larger than life. Her website has wonderful documentation and a video of her in Rome diving into garbage bins wearing the most amazing coat.





on another note.




dress no.2

Speaking of garments, I have the hardest time finding a basic versitle top that won't break my bank account. However today I came across this pattern on pintrest made by 100 acts of sewing. It is sweet, simple and something that I could wear in the studio or out and about. I'm very hopeful that I might finally have a staple garment for my everyday.

Monday, October 20, 2014

time leap



DPI interview



A few years back I was published in a Chinese art magazine DPI. I posted the article on my facebook not realizing that it was too small to be read. So now its finally here on my blog wall, what a journey. All the ceramics published in the article were made between 2010-2013.

Exciting news, my etsy store will reopen in a matter of weeks. The date has not been set yet but I will post one soon.




Charlie Cummings Gallery

Things I've been doing >>>
-making a true blue website
-participating in the Charlie Cummings cup show, The Intimate Object X. I still have one cup left on the gallery website!
-Started my fellowship residency at the Northern Clay Center
-Getting ready to relaunch the etsy site!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

road bumps

I want to apologize to all the people whom I told that I would reopen my etsy shop in May or June. Sadly its going to be a little later because my summer job at the University got canceled. As a result I had to move out of my studio at the University by July and find a new place to work. Fortunatly I didn't have to go farther than my basement for a new studio. Unfortunately it is a corner of the basement that needs TLC, but with a little elbow grease and some paint it will be the new studio.


On another note, I just discovered this amazing fashion house ELEY KISHIMOTO. I don't know much about them but they use amazing patten and color. The clothing designs are lovely, What attracts me the most is how comfortable the clothes look, like you could wear them all day and not ever lust to change into a cosy cotton tee.

Friday, April 25, 2014

haaazah!

I sometimes can't believe it but I'm done, I finished grad school! Hurray, hazzzah, hoot hoot and a hip hip! I still have a few weeks left of school but my MFA show and defending orals are over. Here is a little peek at some of the new work I have made and the show. More images will be uploaded shortly. Sadly I need to retake many photos as the lighting was off. Also if you are wondering... yes, I will be selling my work again on my etsy. I am aiming for the beginning of June and I will make a blog post announcement of the official day towards the end of May.




Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pottery dream googles



I wish I could take a camera with me into the dream worlds I venture in the early hours of my morning slumber. The places I go and the people I meet are so fantastical it breaks my heart when the memories of those dreams fade and disappear. I think a lot of my work is homage to such journeys. The bowl above is an illustrated piece of a girl returning to the real world from the garden of dreams being watched by her spirit animal.


This geode plate is part of a new body of work that will be used as part of a larger assembled work. I am rather fond of these new plates.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November

As usual, life moves pretty fast. I am nearing the end of my 3rd semester of grad school and I don't even know how it happened. My work is making slow progression, and hopefully in a new exciting direction.

I am going to be showing some of my new work at the Circa Gallery December 15th as part of an exciting ceramic event, Winter Ware: A Pottery Dessert Formal. If you are in Minneapolis you should stop in and check it out.







Inspiration:




Paula Hayes




Nicole Wermers