Friday, February 1, 2013

Perpetual Motion.

Perpetual motion is an interesting development which I have begun to research as part of a project for my job at the Startup Incubator. Its a bit random to watch but towards the end its kind of intriguing. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Things Cant Always Go As Planned....

 Some good can come from the unintended.....

and some not so good........

So dear Tracy and I have now created a collaborative piece! It was not in the plan but alas these things happen......I can add it to my blooper reel of interesting ceramic happenings...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Break... What?

This week was Thanksgiving break! How can that be? Time is flying and I am feeling the pressure set in! I stayed in Edinboro over the break in an attempt to make new work and keep the pace going. I recently got a lot of feedback from my classmates about what direction to head with my work and I wanted to implement some of that discussion into actual work. In consideration of there comments, and with a lot of angst I decided to include more slip decoration techniques. Here is the first stab at this surface treatment:
Its been awhile....

I love the idea of transferring my patterning through the use if sgraffitto! Something I will definitely be doing more of.... It was somehow liberating and it adds to some of the layering and depth I am trying to achieve.

Ryan Takaba

I recently came across this work by Ryan Takaba and thought it was worthy of sharing... unique idea. click on the picture below to watch a short clip about it, or click on the link below.... enjoy!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

I am thinking about a new wall installation piece with plates..... its going to look nothing like this...


This week was a hectic time both in and out of the studio for me. I had my presentation and crit mid week which kept me busy making sure I would have new finished work to show. In addition, putting my slideshow together got me thinking critically about what is informing my work. I don't think I have come to a resolve about it fully, but I am on the right track.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


I recently came across this artist and was fascinated by the use of porcelain figurines within his work. He seems to be interested in capturing a photo that is very difficult for the eye to witness. I love these images, it is as if the figurines look happy to be moving and free. I think I am also really attracted to these images because they feel so awake and refreshing. The objects value in these pictures is not as precious and important. it is something about the lack of attachment to the the object within the work that I find captivating. I think this is relating to me because I don't want to be as attached to patterning and the perfection of the object as I current am within my work. I want to let some of it go by the wayside but I'm not sure what will be left.

Are you enjoying these as much as I am? check out his website for more!