I will be teaching a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gaitlinburg, TN this next Summer. From June 3-9 you can join me in learning more about handbuilding through pinching and coiling techniques. Keep your eyes peeled here for more info!
From July 15 - August 15 I will have my Solo Show "A Line Is, A Line Isn't." up on the Objective Clay website. With more than 50 pieces to choose from, there should (hopefully!) be something here for you!
From July 15- August 15 I will have 20+ pieces of work available on the Objective Clay website. Work will go on sale at 12EST! There should be several mugs, a handful of plates, some vases, some pitchers and a few bowls for your enjoyment! Stay tuned!
Sorry I am late to letting people know about this, but now through June 30 I have a few vases for sale on the Objective Clay website: http://objectiveclay.com/objective-clay-exhibitions/
Hope you like them!
It's been awhile, but just to let people know I will have a lot of pots for sale at the 2017 Portland NCECA. I have been busy working away in my studio for the past 3 month getting it all together, so if you are in the neighborhood, I would love to have you stop by and say "hello!". No NCECA pass is required to visit the Objective Clay Gallery Booth in the Conference Center where I will have nearly 100 pieces of work on display. Here is a bit more information about the Conference:
Hope to see you there!
I keep forgetting to upload this wonderful article from Ceramics Monthly regarding my studio. If you are in the Chicago area, please let me know and i would love for you to drop by!
"Originally published in October 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages 26-29. http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission."
I just back last week from a lovely time in Door County, Wisconsin. I did a workshop at the Peninsula School of Art with 5 FABULOUS attendees! We had a blast making a ton of work together and enjoying the beautiful scenery around Lake Michigan. If you would like to do a workshop with me, I am doing a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts September 21-27. Click here for info or to sign up. Arrowmont is an incredible place to visit!
Also, I will be doing a shorter 2 day workshop at Rovin Ceramics in Ann Arbor, Michigan October 25 & 26. Contact them at http://rovinceramics.com/ to get more information.
Here are a few of my favorite images from last week!
It's now almost the end of July and I am starting to feel "officially" moved in to my new studio in the Ravenswood neighborhood. I moved in July 1st after having a one month studio hiatus and I have hurriedly been putting it together. It's about 10 blocks north of my most recent studio on the opposite side of Ravenswood. It's a great space with nice light, high ceilings and a really great open feel. It's in the Bulldog Lock Co. Building (if you are in the neighborhood!), Studio #105!
I will post more pictures when it is a bit more put together, but here are a few snap shots!
If you want to stop by, I will be working in there Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Just let me know!
I got back this week from a month long Artist in Residence position at the University of Montana, Missoula. There I got a great little studio space with graduate students who were warm, kind and making incredible work! It was an inspiring time where I got to make a lot of work I normally wouldn't have had the ability to make. I often don't get long 8 hour stretches in the studio and some pieces I made in Missoula needed to be started and finished the same day due to the delicate nature of their design.
Another "project" I worked on while in Missoula was every morning I drank from a different cup that was in Julia Galloway's cupboard (she was my gracious and generous host!). It forced me to try a different cup each day, looking and examining it. Several of the artists I wasn't familiar, others were artists whose work I had always admired. I posted them each morning on Instagram (an image sharing social media platform). I also decided to post them here, so those of you who don't use Instagram can enjoy this beautiful collection of cups!
I hope that you enjoy these pieces as much as I did and do! Maybe you can start your own Alphabet Cup Project with your own collection!?
Also, just for those of you who may not have heard....
Objective Clay will have a Booth in the Gallery Expo at NCECA this week. I brought up four HUGE tubs of pots. Maybe you can find one there you like!
Hope to catch you there!
Just wanted to let you know that there will be another opportunity for you to take a workshop with yours truly. This summer I will be doing a workshop at Pennisula School of Art, July 28-August 1. It will be a pinch pot workshop.
Here is their website (http://www.peninsulaartschool.com/), they don't have registration up yet, but you could call and let them know you are interested.
If any one out there is interested in taking a workshop with yours truly, I will be teaching a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts from September 21-27. The cost is $515 for the workshop, plus room and board.
It will be a great time for everyone!
If you are in the area, please check out my new exhibition coming up at Red Lodge Clay Center.!
If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by for a glass of wine and check out the new digs! I am now located at 3717 North Ravenswood Ave, Studio #115 (sharing a space with the Nevica Project). The artwalk runs from 11-7pm on Saturday, October 5th and 11-6pm on Sunday, October 6th. Hope to see you there!
I am always looking for new sources of inspiration, but I generally don't have the time to fish around through various websites, pinterst, instragram, etc (although I LOVE to do this and would spend my entire day doing so if I could!) The Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York is one of the most splendid places on earth and is a wealth of design ideas: Enter their "Object of the Day" email. It's a great little email that gets sent to me and always has interesting historical, as well as social, information about each object. I just thought I would share my complete love for their website/daily email because an image of Russel Wright's flatware opened up in my Inbox today.
In case you've been interested in doing a workshop with me, November 16th & 17th at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, I will be doing a hands-on workshop. The cost is only $175! We will go over beginning pinched forms, how to work large, how to taper in forms, how to create different surfaces with your fingers and much more.
Many things have been happening here in Chicago over the past several months. The biggest change was moving studios this summer which took MUCH longer than expected. Now, with most things in place and a kiln set up and running, I am ready to get back making work as you can see!
The new space isn't very far from my old studio, just a few blocks south. The new address is 3717 North Ravenswood Ave, Unit #115 in Chicago. In addition to having a great new location, I have a great new studio mate! Jayson Lawfer and The Nevica Project occupies the front part of the space, while I occupy the back. Jayson buys and sells all kinds of art, but specializes in ceramics, so it great fun to see all of the treats he brings in.
Another big change is I am going to be dropping down to cone 6 clay and glazes, so if there are any of those blushed pink pieces that you have had your eye one, now might be the time to snag one. I am not sure how long it will take to get my glazes reformulated.
I just uploaded a bunch of work to my Etsy site, specifically some cups, even some espresso cups!, but work is also available at the locations listed below. The Objective Clay site is a great place to find a lot of plates at the moment, so if you are looking for some of those...look no further!
This weekend I will be doing my first "craft" fair ever. I am a little nervous to be quite honest! I have always shied away from events like this, BUT I decided I would make a few exceptions this year in order to try and share my work with more people in Chicago. So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood, this Saturday I will have a small table set up for Versionfest13 as part of the SMALL Manufacturing Alliance. It's from 1-7pm, Saturday June 15 located at Maria's and Pleasant House Bakery: 960 W 31st Street Chicago, IL (in Bridgeport). Admission is free!
For more information and to learn more about what is happening at Versionfest13 check out the link here. Hope to see you there!
I am very excited to announce that at the end of this month I will be relocating studios in Chicago. My new space won't be moving far, but I will go from a 50 square foot "mouse house" to a 500 square foot studio space. I am *really* excited about this. This new space will offer so many more opportunities and I am looking forward to sharing those with you! The total space is 500 square feet, but I will only get about 350 sf since the front space will be occupied by The Nevica Project and Jayson Lawfer. There are great times ahead.
Here is the spotlight article with Ceramics Monthly discussing Arrowmonts Utilitarian Clay Conference and the creation of the artist run group Objective Clay.