april pre showers

between the trips (upcoming will be #3) and planning other life altering events i’ve been lax in the studio this semester; but this week i managed to get 3 completed up to the point of sanding, which required drying time and lucky for me i’ve got other things to keep my mind afloat while they … [Read more…]

the way it sometimes goes

    cleaning up images and uploading them reminded me of the backlog of things i had wanted post/write.  once the procrastination starts the next step is avoidance and then feeling overwhelmed in a “where do i start, those thoughts were so 3 weeks ago” feeling came.  instead of beating myself up or putting it … [Read more…]

Spring Break

i had hopes to have some work started and others complete, but it seems that since late february the driving force of life has been work, then traveling (for the possible start of new adventures) and work again (the dean actually had some wise, great words which basically made returning on focusing on the ask … [Read more…]

Chinese New Year!

One of the students brought me this beautiful (and delicious) pomelo yesterday to celebrate Chinese New Year. It got washed, cut up and devoured by the class.   wonderful treat!

Work

Not a lot of work time has been afforded the first part of the year, partly due to family and friend obligations taking precedent and of course stuff around the house (or the never ending list), search for venues and books (finished 4 so far this year).  this was our first real free weekend at … [Read more…]

hall and oates are going to california

welcome news in the inbox after this past weeks tragic loss of a friend. Congratulations! Your artwork has been accepted into the 3rd Clay and Glass Biennial. The competition was especially tough this year, with only 10% of the entered artworks accepted into the exhibition.    

fall work is here

got a few gems out of the kiln last week, pretty happy with them and sort of motivation one needs to keep making more.  i actually attribute some of this to changing out the car cd’s, my  continued slow read of david byrne’s  ‘how music works’.  I also spent quality time reflecting on a couple … [Read more…]

source

Spent the last week and a half in the studio, getting my summer pots waxed and glazed for a firing or two.  Around Thursday  while looking at my progress and realizing i had much more to do, my subconscious reminded me of this poem i had read as a child and after looking it up … [Read more…]