The students in my advanced class have to write a blog post once a week about their progress in the studio. In the spirit of leading by example, I’m pushing myself to do the same, although my posts rarely focus strictly on my studio work. This was our second week of classes, so I did…Read More
on the road again…..
it’s hard to believe it’s been a month since I headed from Columbia, MO to New Albany, IN. August has been a month of driving for me, first the move from Columbia, and then a longer drive back home to western NY, to pick up my truck, furniture and more studio things. The trip from…Read More
Bo’s House of Chairs or “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”
So I wrote this back in early June, and then got busy making. I had a great summer, and what I wrote below can’t begin to express my gratitude to Bo for opening his home to me. It’s good to have friends. June 2014 I feel incredibly lucky that in addition to the time and…Read More
BHB Project in action
I’ve been following the BHB Project (Build Handmade Buffalo) from afar, and was pretty excited when I realized that my visit with family & friends in Buffalo would co-incide with their first mug sale at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on May 24th. It was great to see so many fellow alumni of the Buffalo State College Ceramics…Read More
Casting slip, part two (aka I’m a terrible blogger….)
Well, that didn’t take long at all, did it? Before I go rambling off about all that I’ve been up to since August, I should probably share my other slip recipe, as promised. Directions for mixing are the same as the previous recipe – add the materials in the order written, blunging well in between…Read More
Casting slips I’ve known and loved…. Part One
I recently had a request for my casting slip recipe from an old friend, and also promised the recipe to my students at Glassell Studio School, where I just finished teaching a workshop on making and altering slipcast forms. The process for making slip is fairly simple. If you can successfully follow a baking recipe,…Read More
Gettin’ my ART on in Texas!
What have I been up to, you ask? For the last 5 months I have been loving life in Houston, TX as a resident artist at the Center for Contemporary Craft. Hard to believe I’m almost half done with my very first residency. When I was considering applying for a residency here, I wasn’t sure…Read More