Tuesday, June 25, 2013

THE GOLDEN EGG - greenware

This has been an idea that I have had in my head for some time, it was to throw a pot, then sculpt INSIDE of it, not just in a folded depression or on top of it.  To sculpt in it, HOWEVER to make it look like I REALLY sculpted in it, like the entire interior sculpted as if all the teeming life was now emerging out of the opening.  I think I have achieved success!  I would love to do another one, perhaps even not broken open like this, OR even an amphora type shape with a cracked side or something that the life bursts forth.  I have entitled it prematurely Golden Egg because I imagine using rich golden glaze for the shell outside and using stains and engobes/slips on the rustic part to make it look like life emerging from this pristine object.  I like gold and red and gold and blue, but would gold and green mesh?  I will have to try some tests out first I suppose but Im thinking bluish or even a combo of colors made from slips clear glazed.   

Sunday, June 23, 2013

First Street Gallery Reception

The reception at First Street Gallery for the Donald Kuspit juried show took place on June 22nd 2013, and it was a success, here are some pictures of the reception and the show, with and without people.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

First Summer (even though its still spring) bisque

The first in quite a few weeks... can you tell which four pieces are mine?

I also threw a new pot which will be pushed-in later when it sets up a bit, probably tomorrow.
Its a new record for me at 14"
I want it to be pointy at the top which is why its got that extra like four inches on top of the usual shape.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Spines on the vase!

This time the theriocephalous creature is a cat-human animal head.  
I have already begun to incorporate some of the imagery of the Jacob Wrey Mould sculptures from my central park visit in the center of this pot with the encircling vines around the figure and the birds now have sculpted legs which I never quite figured out how to do before.