Fresh out of the kiln

Shrouded – Porcelain and black clay. 8″H x 5″W x 4″D

Bird in a gilded cage – Porcelain, black clay, and wire. 12.5″H x 11″W x 12″D

Rise – Porcelain, black clay, and wire. 8″H x 25″W x 4″D

Unbound – Porcelain, black clay, and wire. 8″H x 5″W x 4″D

Untitled (detail) – Clay and underglaze. 8″H x 5″W x 4″D

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Works in progress

Here’s a glimpse into some of the new figurative work I’m exploring. The first is a paper clay form. Here it is in the sculpting stage:

Here it is, brushed with underglaze and ready to be loaded into the gas kiln for the final firing:

The second piece is stoneware with porcelain glazing and porcelain winged forms around the head. This one is still in the greenware stage. The wax circles on the cheeks allowed the stoneware to show through in those areas when I was applying the porcelain glazing.

Exploring figurative content is feeling rewarding and so challenging!

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Painting with clay

What Once Was Pure

12” L x 19” H x .75” D Porcelain, overfired black clay, Groggy Stoneware, underglaze: Reduction Fired, cone 11

Dreamscape

15.5” L x 7.5” H x .75” D

Porcelain, Dark Stoneware, Light Stoneware, Slip, Oxide, Glaze: Multiple firings, Wood/Salt Fired and Reduction Fired to cone 11

Them

28” L x 10” H x .75” D

Porcelain, Dark Stoneware, Groggy Stoneware: Reduction Fired, cone 11

Glow

13” L x 15” H x .75” D

Porcelain, Dark Stoneware, overfired black clay, Groggy Stoneware, pink slip: Reduction Fired, cone 11

KUJICHGULIA (self determination)

20.25” L x 8” H x .75” D

Porcelain, Dark Stoneware, Groggy Stoneware, Slips, Oxide: Multiple firings, Wood/Salt Fired and Reduction Fired to cone 11

Randy

20.25” L x 8” H x .75” D

Porcelain, Dark Stoneware, Groggy Stoneware, Oxide: Reduction Fired, cone 11

Mudflat Holiday Sale is this week.

The Mudflat Studio December sale is happening this week. Two floors of functional and sculptural clay objects. Stop by and check it out.

81 Broadway, Somerville
December 5–14, 2014

Sale hours:
Saturdays, December 6 & 13, 10 am – 6 pm
Sundays, December 7 & 14, 10 am – 6 pm
Monday through Friday, December 8–12, 10 am – 9 pm

Here’s a little preview from my studio:

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Hope to see you there.

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Photos from the Anima Show

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Attending from Mudflat Studio: (left to right) Melissa Bland, Jennifer DeAngelis, Eric Schwarzenbach, Angela Cunningham, Debra Fleury, Richard Freierman, Chloe Marr-Fuller, Zach Shaw, Lynn Gervens, and Noni Armony.fb

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The show is up through August 11, 2013. Hours are monday-friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Charles Rose Architects, 155 Willow Ave, Somerville MA.

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Ceramics Now Magazine.

Ceramics Now Magazine celebrates the creative field of ceramics by featuring profiles, works and interviews with ceramic artists across the globe. They just posted a profile of some of my works, artist statement, and CV on their website. You can read it here. While you are there, please check out some of the other artist interviews and profiles on the site. I find a tremendous amount of inspiration in the stories of other artists. This new magazine is a good resource for that. Enjoy!

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Beyond the Brickyard exhibition.

I just returned from a whirlwind weekend in Montana, celebrating the opening of the 4th annual Beyond the Brickyard exhibition at the Archie Bray Foundation. The exhibition was juried by Richard Shaw this year. The show is situated in the North Gallery and runs through April 7th.

The artists and staff at the Bray were very welcoming, especially Emily Free Wilson. I spent a few hours during the day walking the grounds and taking in the sights. Ceramic art is nestled into nearly every nook and cranny, transforming a simple walk into a fun adventure. Below is a small taste of the hundreds of photos I took while exploring the grounds:

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