Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Newsletter

Check out my Fall Newsletter highlighting my upcoming SOFA lecture, workshops and exhibitions  here.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Narrative Treat Servers

After getting my MFA degree in 2010, I went skydiving in Palatka, FL with a group of friends.  2 1/2 years later, the experience has made its way onto one of my favorite forms, the treat server.  

I've changed up the form of my treat server to tell this story by making the surfaces flat, instead of curved.  The flat surface makes the servers more useful.  I had the chance to try one out at the reception of my solo show at the Carbondale Clay Center last weekend.  The blue server was filled with multi-colored gumdrops for all to enjoy.

While I will continue to make the curved surfaces of my traditional treat servers, many featuring spoons tucked inside pockets, I am excited about using the two levels to showcase a visual narrative on the flatter surface.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Before and After

Decisions for surface can be intimidating:  especially when working out a new form or making an involved piece like this 11-piece serving set.  I had coated all the surfaces with Forbes wax to aid the underglaze inlay process.  Fortunately, it bought me some more time with surface decisions, as the wax makes everything dry more slowly.  Nothing cracked!  Here's an image of the form in its greenware stage and after completion.  

The Four Person Serving Set contains four cups, four spoons, a sugar jar, creamer and two-tiered tray.  It is currently on display at the Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, CO.