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

Friday, April 6, 2012

Progress Report:

I have finally adapted to my life here in the twin cities and just in time for summer. I recently started bike commuting to school, which I surprisingly love. I also am going to try my hand at gardening. I will surly be posting about that in the future and hopefully with good news of a bountiful harvest, "fingers crossed".

Here are a few images of cups I pulled out of the kiln a few weeks ago.





More images of new post are posted on my flickr, so be sure to check that out.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Where is all my time going?


Or be all three I say.

My first year of grad school has sped by and is nearly over! Only two more years to go and I know they will go by in no time. But as end of this term nears so does the start of summer which is already temping me with warm weather and the smells of plants and earth waking up from the snowy Minnesota winter.

So sitting in my studio glazing pots is becoming a bit painful as all I want to do is go out, bask in the sun, and enjoy myself. But not yet, ahhh the agony. However I am excited to see the fruits of my labor out of the kiln next week.

Eye candy was supplied by sophiemunns.tumblr.com, thank you Seed Capsules



I heart rocks, big time




I really don't know what this is, but the colors are amazing

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Chapters

Nothing beats the feeling of a fresh start to the New Year. Yes that’s right, I’m back on the blog wagon, in fact I have a wagon train of things I'm getting back on board with and I couldn’t be more excited.

Things I love:

This is one of my new books, which is fabulous and is going to take permanent residence in my studio as reference material. There are some of the most gorgeous illustrated educational charts for botany and zoology I have seen in this bad boy, so you should take a look.



Alyson Fox

What can I say, Alyson Fox is a genius.




Art and design studio CTRLZAK

Ceramic eye candy, a must.

Studio fright, I’ve got a small case of it. I walk into the studio and my ideas freeze, which has got to come to an end right away. Tomorrow I am giving myself a set goal for the day and see how it fairs. I think part of the problem is I just don’t want to start the not so fun work of making molds and testing slips.
Current studio beats: Janelle Monae