Barnacle.

November 30, 2011

Debra Fleury Barnacle Dark Stoneware clay

Debra Fleury Barnacle Dark Stoneware Clay

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Images from the Workhouse Clay National.

October 19, 2011

These images are from the 2011 Workhouse Clay National Show titled Confinement. I wasn’t able to attend, but it looks like it was a beautiful show.  For more images of the show go here: Workhouse Ceramics

Enjoy!

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Craftforms Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center.

October 18, 2011

‘Tidal’ will be part of the Craftforms Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania. This is the 16th year for this international exhibition which includes 126 pieces from artists around the world. The juror this year is Elisabeth Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The show will run from December 2nd 2011 through January 12th 2012. You are invited to attend the preview party on December 2nd from 6-10 pm. There will be a curator talk and a meet the artists session on December 3rd from 1-3. For more information and tickets to the preview party go here: Wayne Art Center.

I hope to see you there!

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Not from around here?

August 2, 2011

This wall piece is approximately 11 wide x 11 high x 3 in deep. The materials are porcelain, a super groggy dark stoneware sculpture body and glaze. It was reduction fired in a gas kiln to cone 10. I love how the grog turned that nice toasty tan, contrasting with the dark reddish brown of the rest of the sculpture body. The Shaner White glaze in the crevices adds a nice sparkle to the raw porcelain. Yum!

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Red.

July 30, 2011

 

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Wall play.

July 2, 2011

On a sunny afternoon . . .

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Another one from the glass firing.

June 20, 2011

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From the wood firing.

June 19, 2011

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Workhouse Clay National opening August 6.

June 18, 2011

‘Engulfed Pair’ will be part of the Workhouse Clay National juried exhibition. This exhibition features the work of 50 artists concerning the theme of ‘Confinement’. The show will run from August 3rd through September 28th in Lorton Virginia. The opening reception is August 6 from 7-9 pm. For more about the artists and the juror, Ellen Shankin, go here: workhouseceramics.org. For directions to the Workhouse Arts Center and a site map go here: workhousearts.org.

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Latest glass firing results.

June 17, 2011

Installation views. Porcelain, dark stoneware, and glass.

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The joy of sketching.

April 24, 2011

I’m working in my home studio. Our house is on a hill, so my studio feels like a tree house to me. The light is streaming in. I’m sketching up a storm and listening to the Wood Brothers. Today is all about possibilities and dreaming. I hope you are dreaming, too.

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The new Mudflat building is coming along!

March 5, 2011

Many years ago Mudflat purchased the old theatre building on Broadway in Somerville. After years of hard work by Mudflat Director Lynn Gervens, the Mudflat Board of Directors, the staff and donors it finally looks like this project will be completed this year. The new building will be an amazing, inspiring space for professional artists and student artists to work and learn together. For the full scoop on the renovation, go the Mudflat Studio Renovation blog. Below are a few highlights from that blog:

A model of the new balcony and archway that will be added to the current facade.

The outside is coming along.

This is a shot of the second floor in process. Installation is underway on the staircase and atrium railing. The two doorways you see open to few of the artist studios on the second floor (the door on the left will by my studio, which I’ll be sharing with Monica Ripley). Notice all of the light beaming down from the clerestory. Here’s an outside view of the clerestory in process:

There will be a big event to celebrate the move to the new building, likely in August or September. Visit the Mudflat Studio Events Calendar to sign up for their newsletter or to donate to the building fund.

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Woohoo! Glider won a NICHE award.

February 28, 2011

In the Handbuilt/Professional division. Check out the other winning artists (especially Angela Cunningham!) here: NICHEawards.com

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‘Tidal’ – work in progress.

February 17, 2011

Porcelain, dark stoneware, underglaze and glass.

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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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Artist talk & potluck this Friday at Mudflat.

November 2, 2010

This Friday, November 5th I’ll be presenting work created at Mudflat Studio during my year-long Artist Residency. Potluck starts at 7:00 pm. Bring something to share. The talk begins at 8:00.

For address and directions go to: Mudflat.org

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2011 Potter’s Council Sculpture Calendar.

October 25, 2010

2011 Potters Council – Sculputure Collection I Calendar Potters Council Online Store.

My new lowfire piece made the cover/January. Fun.

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Bones? Husks? Shells?

October 1, 2010

White stoneware, underglaze. Cone 1. Approximately 5″ x 6″ each.

What do they look like to you?

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Dark glider.

September 17, 2010

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