between throwing and firing wedding pots and a dry salt firing of functional ware, which was more an experiment to see what residual salt would get me (the results were not too bad, and i admit the nice orange of reduction is growing on me) there wasn’t as much time this summer to get work made, but i did manage to get a few sculptures finished, sandblasting was quick and a return to the old norm of having premeditated ideas and sketches to work from. the next to goal is to start writing more, ive been gathering my thoughts and notes on pop music and am about ready to start working them out on paper with the writing being the next focus of time.
this pair was a redux from the end of semester/start of summer. i had returned to listening to more of the classics, a moniker that has different meaning depending on ones age, for me this meant returning to the late 70seventies and early eighties. i had wanted to capture the declarative and empowering start in dreams. and it was a redux because the first set, where a little to thin (think enveloped) so i got out the sketchbook and returned, liked what i got out and then changed up the sandblasting for more angled edge to further the piercing.