Tag Archives: vases

Popping Up at Moves!

8 Dec

Hey everyone, please join me, my friends Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty, and many other talented Brooklyn artists and designers at the MOVES POP-UP SHOP this weekend.  Open from noon to 7pm (and on Saturday waaaay later as we’ll be having a few bands join us.)   I’ll be selling a small line of southwestern-inspired porcelain vases (that’s one of my new ones up there) along with a few other projects I’ve been working on, so come on down and get busy!

Moves Pop-Up Store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

December 11th and 12th (the 11th will be exploding with awesome stuff up and down Franklin Street)

214 Franklin Street

2 blocks from the Greenpoint G Stop

See you there!

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!