Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
November 3 - December 16 2009 / January 5 - February 17 2010
A 6 weeks long project for recently graduated ceramists recommended by their educational institutions from all over the world
Individual project development, guest artists, lectures & workshops on photography, graphic design & exhibition planning
Application deadline is August 1 2009
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
it never ceases to surprise and amaze me how our surroundings influence what we do - whether it's what we eat, when we sleep, or what forms we are drawn to in the studio. sometimes it is a symbiosis. last week i had the opportunity to have a studio visit with Charity Davis-Woodard. As we left the studio, she noticed TJ's cactus. Having just been looking at the beginnings of this run of flower 'bricks' she pointed at it and then back to me.
Yup, there sure is a resemblance - but something still isn't right. Kent and Victoria visited today and gave me some different perspectives. they spoke of lightness, order, treatment of the holders. now the vases are all slipped - white and clean, so of course it may be a different story.
Monday, July 13, 2009
it's still new to me. working in a studio with the sounds of insects and tree frogs outside the window. on the way back down from the studio, in the midst of a mild thunderstorm, the air was so moist, it felt as though i wasn't even breathing.
while damp in halifax, the bite of salt on the air was always present, and now i miss it. everything is lush and green and damp and the pots take ages to dry.
i've begun accumulating insect carcasses. while potentially high on the creep-out factor, i am enjoying being able to examine these complex structures calmly and with time. so far i have one ciccada, two dragonflies, a moth, some other beetle, and i had a grasshopper - but lost it. the back of it's hind leg (yup, it was only left with one) was the most incredible red and his back had marking that seemes eager to imitate some other creature.
another week ahead and, i'm sure, like the two behind me, it will pass quickly.