Monday, November 30, 2009

Show at the Craft Gallery

Two weeks ago there were 4 openings that featured my work. This weekend there is one at the Craft Gallery in Lake Worth, Florida. Other artists participating in the show are Debra Fritts and Nancy Kubale Wicker. They are very talented artists and I really admire their work.
In need of more artwork to show I have been sculpting like a mad woman. As you can see from the photo it is a life size head, that will just barely fit into my little kiln (Chrissy). The piece is completely handbuilt. I kept a small mirror on the table while working and it is funny to see slight resemblances to my own face in the clay form. The piece stands 18 inches high and is green (unfired) in the photo accompanying this entry.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

And They're Out

I just unloaded and even had time to photograph the work, which is a very good thing since I have to deliver the work to the gallery tomorrow morning. This photo shows the box with the drawer opened and you can see the lovely chartreuse color against the rich blue.

If you are in Lake Worth this Thursday evening at 5pm - 7 pm, stop by the PBCC Lake Worth Campus Jan and Gary Dario
Gallery. There will be plenty of free food and drink, and a whole lot of wonderful art.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One in the Oven

I finished glazing last night and since there was no school today in honor of Veteran's Day, I am happy to say the kiln is firing. As I type, the color inside the kiln is bright orange and I am waiting eagerly to hear the familiar sound of the kiln sitter tripping (which signals the end of the firing). I will be able to peak in before leaving for work in the morning.

This photo was taken just before I closed the lid of the kiln. I enjoy how the one piece looks like it is peaking out of the peep hole.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ad in CHart Magazine

I thought I would post an ad that features Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery and will be appearing in CHart Magazine.

CHart magazine (formerly NOW magazine) is Central Florida's go-to source for creative expression and culture, culinary, couture, community and charity, entertainment and escapes, the art sand chART charity art collection. Their goal is to raise funds for charities and awareness for the arts.

Monday, November 9, 2009

On the Table

I have been getting ready for the faculty show at PBCC Lake Worth. One of the pieces I plan on showing accompanies this blog entry and is called Enquire Inspire (see wording stamped on surface).

The work is green (unfired) and unglazed in the photo, which is why it looks gray. What I find comical is notice how the figure on the left looks like he is holding the paint brush (don't I wish they would glaze themselves). The show opens in 10 days so I had better get glazing. Hoping to fire the work Wednesday (Veteran's Day). You can be sure I will post an image when the work comes safely out of Chrissy (my kiln, yes I named my kiln).