Throughout the year, I hoping to share studio shots of works in progress or working environment - unveiling some of the hidden aspects of what I do.
Typically, artists show and send images of their completed works. I find that the studio environment and entire process of making - everything from mixing my own clays (brown, white, blue, gray, groggy, smooth, hi-temp, mid-range, low-fire), testing glazes, mixing up slips, using wax resist, paper stencils, latex, plaster molds, hand building, wheel throwing, firing all types of kilns (reductions, oxidation, salt, soda), etc. etc. - all of this research, experimentation, possibilities...is what keeps me in the studio.
The end result of all of this questioning is a ceramic object, which, in and of itself, gives purpose to this studio endeavor. The end result propels me back into the studio to begin the cycle again.
|Paper Collage and Cup from the Spring|