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.
Susan Dewsnap Plate Appreciation Post
Susan Dewsnap is a ceramic artist based in Maine. She is currently a professor at Bates College in Lewiston, ME.
When she visited the Maine College of Art this spring, she described her various influences and firing process, and also displayed her throwing skills and surfacing process. Her work is soda fired to cone 10 in a neutral atmosphere. Nearly all of her surface work involves painting with wax-resist to produce a highly graphic style, and her vessels and other work have a very strong focus on profile, both interior and exterior.
The profile, tactility, and overall visual balance of her work is phenomenal. I’m so glad I was able to meet her and purchase one of her big beautiful mugs (currently drinking coffee out of it!).
Michelle Summers Cup Appreciation Post
I have loved Michelle’s work for years. All of it. Everything. I’ve read her entire blog, which is full of inspirations and some process photos (not to mention pictures of her adorable old studio). I’m still not sure what kind of magic she uses to get all of those gorgeous surfaces, but that’s okay. I like the mystery of her watercolor-like glazes, fine lines, and playful carvings.
My favorite objects that she makes are cups, especially the ones with playful feet and characters in relief.
Hair-Painted Plates and Cake Stand, 2014
by Emily Rose Bourne
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.
This set was initially meant for serving cake, but as many people commented during my thesis exhibition at MECA, the cake stand could be used for serving just about anything. Also, fun fact: the plates fit inside the cake stand for easy, space-saving storage.