A long long time ago I can still remember how

i’ve been remiss in posting. i had meant to do some quasi year in review, but every time i went to type it felt cheesy and forced.  sometimes you have to wait for the words to come to you.

This past year was the year of

  • setting up my own private studio.  When we set out to find a new homestead our goals included a library for my husband and a studio for me.  We settled on a beautiful mid century ranch with an out building, the building needed better flooring and power, which it got.  Once that happened real challenges came to light: setting up my space, going from cone 10 reduction to cone 6 oxidation (so math and chemistry), figuring out what I wanted to make (more on that later) and coming to terms with figuring out a schedule for getting that work made (this is where you have to balance work, family and free time)
  • multiple jobs (it was my “finding my place phase” and lucky for me the third time was the charm)
  • spending every weekend & parts of the week working on that other house (the one that was trashed and required a metric shit ton of labor in order to get it ready to put on the market and sell, because multiple mortgage payments suck.)
  • I lucked into getting to sell at Texas Tiki Week and found myself working pretty much two and a half weeks straight while balancing learning the new job, working on the house, and figuring out my glazes) but it was a success and it allowed me to come to terms with what sort of functional work i want to be making.
  • Immediately took a breather mostly for pragmatic purposes, also known as focusing on the new job!
  • Scored several commissions, many thanks for those that made requests!
  • Not only selling some work through Saatchi but being featured as their artist of the day and 5 to watch.
  • A collector had an article published about his home and collection, its pretty great to see .  How They Live American Modernisn with Sopot in the Background

i spent my winter break at work in the studio on sculpture- i’m making the transition to larger works

I’ve got my 2018 goals to work on and work to create, so I’ll leave you with a few of the years highlights in photos.

The menu

The menu

At Texas Tiki Week peddling my wares

At Texas Tiki Week peddling my wares

Kitty Von Tiki by Lucky Girl Ceramics

Kitty Von Tiki by Lucky Girl Ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A collector from Poland had his home photographed for a Polish publication, this is a shot of my work in his beautiful post modern home

This is a shot of my work from the article How they live: American Modernism with Sopot in the Background.  Image:Maciek Czamaiak

While my office got new carpet I lucked into working out of a classroom, which happened to have the Print Review Edition 9 curated by Nicholas Vreeland up for me to view. It was a lovely work week.