Archive for January, 2011

Collaboration with Suzanne Stumpf.

January 22, 2011


These pieces are the result of a collaboration with Suzanne Stumpf, a ceramic artist from Natick (and former Mudflat artist). This collaboration began when Suzanne gave me a piece in the greenware state that she made with a combination of porcelain and paper clay. I added a grog-filled dark stoneware sculpture body using an expansion-style joint and split the piece into two. Then I bisque-fired the pieces and returned them to Suzanne to alter in the bisque state, glaze, and fire to cone 10 in her new electric kiln.

I find it interesting that these pieces have no ‘bottom’. They can rest on a surface in several orientations. Each orientation seems to express a different mood:

It was great fun surprising one another with our choices. We are looking forward to another collaboration, this time in reverse — I’ll start by giving Suzanne a greenware piece, she’ll add to it and bisque it, then I’ll glaze it. Look for the results here, and check out Suzanne’s work at www.ceramicsatthebarn.com

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Angela Cunningham: Closer & Closer Exhibition.

January 9, 2011

Angela Cunningham’s new exhibition, “Closer ¬†& ¬†Closer” opened at the Clay Art Center last night in Port Chester, NY. It was the second show in the newly renovated space. Leigh Taylor Mickelson and the other folks at the Clay Art Center did a wonderful job of producing the show. The opening was well-attended despite the weather. Lots of Mudflat Studio Artists and Students drove down from Boston to see the new work and celebrate our friend’s accomplishment. Congratulations, Angie!

The show is running through January 29th, 2011. You must see her surfaces in person! It is worth the trip: clayartcenter.org

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