Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Solo Show at Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

If you see me in the next few days you're going to see a humongous smile on my face. Why you ask? Spring break. What lovely words.

Over spring break I will be loading Missy (my car) full of art to take up to Florida Craftsmen gallery. They've asked me to put work in the Tampa Airport. Also, last week I was offered a solo show at Pence Gallery in Davis, CA for the month of December. How exciting is that? Also, part of an Art Doll show at Florida Craftsmen in April. Needless to say I will be a sculpting maniac for the near future. But being the workaholic that I am... sort of love it. Stressed, but enjoying the challenge.

So, be sure to stay posted. Lots of stuff going on. This piece is another life size (like a 2-3 year old child). I call her Lucky. She'll be sure to bring safe flights and good luck to anyone who sees her in Tampa Airport. So if you're passing by and see her snap a picture and let me know you were keeping her company.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Winter in Florida

I keep hearing all this talk on the news about snow storms up north. Well, this is the time of year we all love here in Florida. The photo above is the Lake Worth Pier. Living nearby, Jody and I walked over the bridge and visited the beach. Just thought I'd rub it in to those of you up to your eyebrows in snow.

Retracting my claws and on a less bitchy note, I've got a couple more large pieces on the table. You can compare sizes with the small figures on the wall. This photo was taken earlier while the girls were under wraps and enjoying the warm sun. In case you're not a clay person the figures are draped in plastic to keep them wet until I finish building them.  The figure on the left was starting to lean a bit from the hot sun cooking her on one side. Nothing a little spin on the banding wheel and some water couldn't cure. Will post pictures when they're a little further along. They do now have heads and are standing up on the floor. Being so "vertically challenged" I couldn't reach high enough to add facial features.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Evil Eye Warder

I got a call from Florida Craftsmen Gallery on Monday and they asked if I would want to show my work in the Tampa International Airport. So I said yes and I think this is one of the pieces I am going to include. She's the Evil Eye Warden or the Evil Eye Warder Offer. Get it, she wards off the evil eye.

After all, what's better in an airport than a creature who keeps bad luck at bay? She's a big girl measuring 28 inches from her feet to the tip of her crown. And I actually built her in 2 pieces so she could fit into a kiln.

I am pleased with the glaze, her face reads pretty realistic. Almost creepy... but I like it like that. A lot.