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.