Monday, May 27, 2013

Jason Watson

Image from Jason's Website
It has been a month since I've thrown. After I finishing the BFA show and applying for residencies, I was pretty wiped out. I've taken some (guilt-free) time to recover. I am definitely ready to get back into art making again. 

I'm technically without a ceramics studio this summer, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. While I had a highly productive year, filled with growth, it was a very difficult year. I was frustrated a lot. I want to cherish this time where I don't have access to a ceramics studio and do a few drawings and paintings.

I stumbled across this artist, Jason Watson, as I was browsing through Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts website. His work is awesome and so inspiring. 

As I have been preparing for my move,  I was able to salvage three large sheets of MDF from some subpar quality Ikea drawers to use as a surface. I'm going to start a piece this week and will post pictures as I make progress.
Image from Jason's Website

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Some Beauts

I could float away in these porcelain bowls made my Shannon Garson.

Naomi Cleary was an artist who really inspired me during my first year in clay. I love the beautiful and subtle movement in this bowl.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo is one of my top three favorite ceramic artists. Her forms, proportions, and glazes sing. They are humbly quiet, yet strong spirited pots. Just gorgeous. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Steven Branfman

Just recently blew the dust off of this book that I picked up this book a few years ago. Did you ever think such a book existed? "The Potter's Professional Handbook" by Steven Branfman.  He shares some great info and personal experience. And I love that his first 45 pages are dedicated to the "Why?" question.

"When an art or craft career is chosen, the decision more often grows out of an emotional connection and passion for the particular craft than through logically weighing the pros and cons of a certain profession"..."The desire, need, and determination to do art and crafts is usually a deep-rooted one. It is a feeling that is often innate and basic to your individuality" (29, 41).

Monday, May 13, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Feeling so incredibly and overwhelmingly blessed.

This fall I'll be starting as an artist-in-residence at St. Petersburg Clay Company in St. Petersburg, FL. On my drive down, I'm stopping in NC to take a two week class at Penland.

Also, currently I am a part of Red Lodge Clay Center's Juried National II Show.

Thank you for all the love and support this year! get my etsy going. 0_o

Stay tuned.