Just a quick update! I have long neglected this blog I know! In between making the work, firing the work, photographing the work, entering the work in various shows, and then working my "real job," to keep the proverbial roof over my head, it seems I have precious little time left for much else! But I just wanted to put up a quick post & let you all know what's been up.
Firstly, I got into another juried show in Colorado- The Contemporary Clay 5th Biennial Exhibit at the Art Center in Grand Junction, which was absolutely fabulous, AND, I actually got to go to the opening, which was great fun!
Secondly, I have been working hard & spending a lot of time learning to fire the Soda Kiln as you can see!
I also wanted to learn some new things, so I took another class which was primarily low fire techniques (in contrast to my love of high fire salt/soda firing!)
We learned how to make molds, & slip cast in addition to making bailing wire sculptures & dipping those in low fire slip as well. Here are a few pics~
While it was fun to learn something new, it only reconfirmed my love of handbuilding & coiling techniques, and the atmospheric results of salt/soda firing & my dedication to the ongoing Polar Series.
Below are the Bears that I have completed in the last 6 months since my last post!
These bears are truly where my heart lies in terms of creating. I love the whole process... the building, glazing, firing & the day of kiln opening to see the results.
I am also very pleased & excited to announce the culmination of the past few years of dedication to this project in an upcoming show entitled "Ursus Adaptation" with the amazingly talented local artist Carol Rose Brown here in Santa Fe, NM. The opening/artists reception is this Friday, July 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wheelhouse Art.
(The Show will run from July 25th through August 24th- Click on either link above for details.)
Come on out if you can~ I'd love to see you there! I think it will be a fabulous event!
On a side note, this will likely be my last post here, so I just wanted to thank everyone who has stopped by or followed my blog over the past 4- 5 years of this creative journey! Thank you all for your comments, kind support, emails, and friendship. Special thanks to those of you who have expressed interest in my ceramic work and who have contacted me and/or purchased work... just at the time when I've needed the incentive keep at it when I've questioned the pursuance of my artistic dreams.
Though I won't be blogging here any longer, I plan on keeping the blog up & archived, so that when I do get a website up & running at some point in the next few months- I'll be back to post the link. In the meantime, feel free to email me anytime... just click on the link "view my complete profile" on the sidebar... the link to my email is listed there under "Contact."
Thanks again for spending some time with me in the blogosphere...
I wish you all every happiness & enjoyment of this wonderful life!!!