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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!

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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!