Thursday, September 19, 2013

More zigzags

I finally glazed my dark/light zigzag pots last night, and the kiln is ramping down as I type. Earlier this week, on ridiculously short notice, I needed some photos of recent work. The photos needed to look professional, and since I, um, still haven't set up any system for taking photos, and since I'm still using black posterboard for backgrounds instead of graduated paper, I went to a pro. What a difference that makes! Thanks to photographer/neighbor Tim Bailey for helping me reach my deadline. Here's one of my favorite shots:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Art for the dieting prohibitionist

Every once in a while, the recovering addict shamelessly returns to her addiction.

I am making work for Claymakers' first ever national invitational gallery show. The show will feature ~200 beer steins by 65 artists from 25 states across the U.S. and Canada. "Steinzeugkrug: Present Day Interpretations" runs Oct. 4-Nov. 16, with an opening reception on Oct. 4, 6-9pm.

Here are some low-tech preview shots of my work (oddly blue images that don't at all accurately reflect the blueness of the slate blue steins).

The Frances Willard (a Maß)
Another Frances Willard (aa a Maß)

A Frances Willard and a Carrie Nation (a Maß und a Hoibe)

Two Carrie Nations (zwoa Hoibe)
Obviously, these steins aren't wholly holey to please the prohibitionist: they're meant for beer lite.

A Carrie Nation burning bright
Another Carrie Nation. The Frances Willards still need candle hangers.