Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bit of this, bit of that...

Thank you,  Kentucky Mudworks!
pendant thingies...
     Bought a bead rack. I'm experimenting with some pendant ideas and working out the kinks. Tomorrow, I'll do another glaze firing, a bit of a re-fire to test the "one cone higher" idea for my kiln-sitter just to see if I reach closer to temp. Cross my fingers I don't open the kiln to puddles. Well, at least I know the clay is high-fire.
Jason Bige Burnett at EKU
     On Monday, I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture at EKU given by David Katz and Jason Bige Burnett about residency programs. Both of them are doing residencies at Arrowmont, a wonderful place. I was fortunate enough to get a a scholarship to attend a one-week workshop with Nick Joerling when I was an undergrad at EKU.
     David Katz does some wonderful unfired ceramic installations that are just wild; they fully inhabit the room and you have to walk into them and interact with the space. Jason Bige Burnett was also kind enough to demonstrate his screen-printing technique of colored slips on leather-hard clay surfaces. Both of them have diverse and interesting backgrounds and do amazing work.
     Next up for me, though, will likely be getting ready for a wood firing at the end of the month. For now, fire that kiln!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love the bead rack! I have been looking for something to hand my pendants from! I'm also insanely jealous that you were able to attend a lecture with Jason Bige Burnett. I love his work! Will check out David Katz right now!