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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mixed Media Assemblage Titled Gravity June 2018


Heres a new assemblage sculpture i've made 24' X 25" x9"  I've tilted it Gravity.
Incorporated into it are collage, ceramic, metal, wood, glass. The words that are on the wood on the left and right side of the sculpture are:
Prepared as I am to watch my step
 I have to keep a vigilant eye
All this time I've had eyes in my head
Yet I couldn't see that I've been dead 
For as long as I can remember.

I hope its interpreted in the spiritual sense!







Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mixed Media Assemblage 2018

This Heart Has many Dead Ends
Mixed media assemblage 
11"x16"
2018

A new piece I've finished this week. I trying to add ceramic into my work with the word Hypothermia embossed into some clay and fired in the kiln. I know its a small piece of ceramic but I don't want to draw attention to the fact that I'm using clay in my work. I like to be subtle about it, to try and  combine materials seamlessly. Ive been taking a ceramics class and love working with clay I can't wait to explore ways to include it in my work.




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New Assemblage for 2018


A New Assemblage I've been working on for 2018
30"x 20"x 7"
Titled - I Can't Keep My Eyes Off You.
Another meditation on impermanence.
This one took me awhile to complete I don't know if it was because I was struggling with what materials to use/ how to use them or the fact that I was back surfing again and that burned up some of my creative time in the day. I have to keep telling myself that I should have no preconcieved notions on what a sculpture should look like. I want to combine and juxtapose whatever materials I deem important to the final result. I'm trying to get away from allowing the shape of the material I use in the sculpture to determine the final look. I looking for something amorphous,  something like an exploded diagram of a three dimensional object.
I'm trying to get away from allowing myself to be lured into putting things into the four surfaces of a container like some of my older pieces.









Raku



Thanks tatum  for taking the photos of me in the process!
Materials:
A wheel thrown bisqued bowl made with Long Beach clay
Metallic black raku glaze
Lava Flow raku glaze
One Small metal can filled with bark from a birch tree and about three pages of the local newspaper. 
And a kiln fired to about 1600 degrees.
So happy with the results, the surface of the bowl has flashes of green and gold areas of black metallic and copper. 
A tortured surface going from the hot kiln to the cooling water in about 4 to 5 minutes! 
It's a relatively simple and spontaneous, immediate process that produces some beautiful results.
Survived the cycle of earth, fire, air and water!













Monday, November 6, 2017

Mixed Media titled Countdown reconfigured plans


      A new mixed media piece this one is 17" x 20"  incorporates drawing and a bit of collage.  I used some old blueprints for the foundation and then layered pen, pencil, color markers and colored pencils, thinking a lot about the fragility of life and how generally we take for granted our health and mobility.  
                                                                           

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

New bowls and small teapots out of the high fire kiln


A bunch of new bowls and teapots out of the high fire kiln the other day. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I had a few duds and had the lids of two tea pots fused onto the body! I tried to remove the lids but to no avail. Had to break one of the lids and saved the teapot body and i'll make a lid later. 
Most of these small bowls i'm using Black mountain clay and glazing with tenmoku, carbon trap shino and . I really enjoy the subtle changes in color and distressed look to these bowls.















      This small teapot has an iron oxide wash on the lower part of the form and the top is glazed with carbon trap shino and then a white glaze in the interior of the teapot.

This small teapot  has iron oxide wash and left raw on the top half with a white glaze dipped halfway  and on the inside of the pot. I like how the white glaze and iron oxide worked together to produce that spotted grey distressed look.












Sunday, October 29, 2017

new work high fire glazes



I've been busy throwing bowls and making teapots on the wheel with Black Mountain clay and Long Beach clay and Glazes. so pleased with these new bowls!








Monday, October 23, 2017

Wolves In The Throne Room Echoplex Oct.21

 Got to witness a blistering, powerful, polished performance by these guys the other evening at the Echoplex.  More like a ritual than a rock n roll show!
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