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Casting Away

24 Nov

Oh lord, I think I’m suffering from a case of blog neglect!  I’m sorry if you’ve been tuning in and reading the same old posts.  This year has been a really mad-cap one, with lots of projects (some finished, others… not so much!), hectic day jobs and a gigantic move in the making.  I’ve been keeping myself calm by trying my hand at making some pottery.

I made some of the molds at a ceramic workshop hosted by Choplet in Williamsburg earlier this year and was hooked.  It was a somewhat daunting process, learning how to create a mold, I’m not sure I’m that good at it yet!  I’m used to thinking about shapes as more two dimensional things, like sketches on paper, but now I see the beauty in creating something you can hold in your hand and use.  It’s a very slow and meditative process for me, pouring the slip, waiting for it to set and then sanding the forms to a satin finish.  I love working with raw porcelain, it looks beautiful just as it is.

The vases you see in the photo are unglazed and are waiting to be fired.  I just got some matte turquoise glaze to try, so we’ll see how it turns out!


Quick Update

12 Jul

Hey everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been AWOL for the past week. I’m doing some thinking about my blog and would like to take it in a new direction.   In addition, I’ll be taking a business course at 3rd Ward (taught by andSprig) to help me with some of the ideas that have sprung from some screen-printing and ceramic projects I’ve done recently.  I’ll also be working with Makeville on a special product I hope to release later in the year.  There’s a lot going on, which means I’ll be taking a little break from blogging this month, but will be checking in every so often with updates and cool new stuff I can’t contain myself with!

Until then, I’ll leave you with this wonderful print from maechevrette.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer and staying outta the crazy heat.  See you soon!