Posts Tagged ‘ceramic’

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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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

debra fleury unfired wallform clay porcelain

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

sun view

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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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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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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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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 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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‘Tidal’ – work in progress.

February 17, 2011

Porcelain, dark stoneware, underglaze and glass.

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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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Dark glider.

September 17, 2010

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Engulfed.

August 31, 2010

Debra Fleury, ceramic. Pair

More shell inspired work, with a dark side and a dash of hope. I’ve been feeling a lot of empathy for the ocean creatures.

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New lowfire body.

August 31, 2010

Debra Fleury, Bone

Debra Fleury, Bone

White 04-06 clay with talc. Enjoyable to the touch. Forgiving, unless you beat it up. I’ve been pushing the temperature a bit. I like how it gets warm and creamy at cone 1. There is a price to be paid for this, though.

This piece is approximately 20″ long. Inspired by skeletons, shells, and artifacts revealed by digging.

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Glass firing.

July 26, 2010

Bisque ware with fully fired porcelain inlay and glass — before . . .

Debra Fleury - glass firing

after!

Fully glazed and fired porcelain form with glass — before . . .

after!

This was a very fun experiment, but I spent a sleepless night hoping that I wasn’t going to have to buy a new kiln for Mudflat because my glass melted all over the place. Some did escape, but I fired on trays with sand in them. Whew!

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Dinopod on the road.

October 20, 2009

Dinopod by Debra Fleury

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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