Posts Tagged ‘art’

work in process ‘gather’

August 22, 2017

This wall piece will be fired in Chris Gustin’s anagama kiln in October. Materials so far: Troy Porcelain (flashing porcelain) and black clay.

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Prepping for Haystack Cast Glass Workshop

July 19, 2015

I’ve been wanting to explore kiln-cast glass for a while, so I’m excited to attend Daniel Clayman’s Haystack workshop at the end of August. I’ve been teaching myself to create objects in wax in preparation. Here are a few:

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It will be interesting to see how they translate into glass.

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Mudflat Holiday Sale is this week.

December 7, 2014

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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Enjoying making these.

November 9, 2014

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Porcelain wall forms in the unfired state.

I love when it feels like the clay is creating the form and I’m adding the rhythm.

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Photos from the Anima Show

May 28, 2013

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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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Opening Reception for Anima this Saturday!

May 9, 2013

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I am nearly finished installing Anima, a sculptural clay installation exploring connection and community, which consists of 150 sculptural elements suspended beneath the clerestory at Charles Rose Architects. The opening reception and celebration is this Saturday, May 11th from 6-9:00 at Charles Rose Architects in Somerville.

Hope to see you there!

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Ceramics Now Magazine.

February 8, 2012

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.

February 5, 2012

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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Fresh from the kiln.

January 30, 2012

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Propagating wall forms.

January 25, 2012

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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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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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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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Sow.

October 25, 2009

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Dinopod on the road.

October 20, 2009

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More good news. Dinopod has been accepted to the show Craft Forms 2009, 15th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft. The piece will be on display at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne Pennsylvania on December 4, 2009 – January 23, 2010.

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Out.

February 6, 2009

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Ever spend several hours alone in the woods, on a winter day?

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Time stops.

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The clacking of dry leaves in sleeping trees is the loudest sound you’ll hear — unless the stream finds an opening, or the odd woodpecker happens to be flitting around.

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The sun feels precious.

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Everything seems remarkable.

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Pieces from the ‘Flock’ series. Photography: Debra Fleury.