I just ordered some new clay to play with, and I plan on doing a lot more hair-painted work this winter. Soooo, this is a call for hair! PLEASE, only hair from your reasonably clean scalp. Clumps from your hair brush or locks from a hair cut are both great! Private message me if you have some lovely excess keratin for me. It’ll be put to good use and I promise I’m not an enormous creep collecting hair samples for evil genetic experiments (I’d have to go to evil scientist school to do that and I can’t afford it).
So, yeah! Hair! Let me know! Thanks, babes.
Sorry for the radio silence. Lately I’ve been working for Laura Zindel, reading, and taking inspiring walks around southern Vermont with lovely canine companions.
I also recently read Whisperer In Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft, which takes place in this area in the early 30’s. He wrote about how haunted and spooky these hills seemed to him, but they’ve always been magical, mysterious, and beautiful to me. I didn’t realize how much I missed my home until I came back. There’s more biodiversity and breathing room for everything and everyone.
I do have studio access now, I just need to buy clay and set things up properly. I’m more productive in winter, anyway.
Snowy Skies Mountain Mugs are now available in my Etsy shop, too!
Flowering Trumpet Cups are also now available on my Etsy shop!
Two Purple Skies Mountain Mugs are now available in my Etsy shop!
Thank you all for your patience. I’ll have more pieces listed soon.
Hey guys and gals and non-binary peeps,
Right now I’m going through my boxes and bins full of work, and intend to start devoting more time and energy to my Etsy shop. I have over ten huge bins of stuff to go through, but I’ll try to get at least one listing up every week. I’ll post pictures and links when that happens, I promise!
I’m also investigating more personal studio options so I can make new stuff for your tumbling pleasure. This summer has just been a weird post-college transitional time. It feels so strange not going back to school this fall.
To all my followers going back to school, good luck! If you have any questions or need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to contact me. I know how crazy things can get, and I’m usually lurking around here somewhere. I’m here for ya.
Love to all,
My boxy robot drawings circa 2010.
I’ve been home for a few days and I’m going through my rough drawings from my illustration classes. I want to start drawing silly stuff again while making spooky pots.
Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my new ancient kickwheel that has puke green industrial paint which I adoooore.
My baby is home. Now I just need clay. And glaze. And a kiln. Ah man I just want to make stuff now!!
Hair-Painted Plates, 2014
by Emily Rose Bourne
My work. Thrown porcelain, commercial underglaze, and clear glaze fired to cone 10. The surfacing process was inspired by Stephen Gammell's illustrations and my own experiments in painting and drawing. These are not raku-fired, but are instead results of taking chances and doing some weird shit. In the words of Ms. Frizzle, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy.” Do it up.