Archive for August, 2009

4 new mugs

music of my mind…

another Dylan tune – Big Surprise.

They seem to be just right these days and after all he is one of my favorite artists.

I can change, I swear.

i wish i made it…

Kitaoji Rosanji ~ 1883 – 1959

Kitaoji Rosanjin ~ 1883 – 1959

as i go in to make plates today – this pot is much on my mind.

something in the air today is really talking like autumn is on our heels.  Rosanjin’s plate above and the Kenzan’s below really evoke this changing of season.

the American Pottery Festival is coming right up and I’m hoping to get two – maybe three glaze kilns out ahead of the deadline.

i’ve been obsessed by cups and mugs lately.  mostly i like trying to do a lot w/ a little – and i’m still sketching thru ideas and permutations of the new surfaces – but i’ve got to move on to some other forms.

today it’s plates and jars and it’s nice to go into the studio w/ Rosanjin and Kenzan on my mind.

Ogata Kenzan ~ 1663-1743

Ogata Kenzan ~ 1663-1743

scenes from the library…

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The Artstream Ceramic Library got off to a fine start yesterday.  We sent out mugs by Christa Assad, Ayumie Horie, Lisa Orr, Alleghany Meadows, Mary Barringer, Mark Pharis Linda Sikora and myself.  It was super fun to try to explain what we were up to.  Some folks got it immediatly and some folks weren’t quite sure what the angle was.  If there is an angle – we don’t know what it is either – but it sure was a blast to play librarian – though the Smith Corona took some getting used to…

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Pottery purse

I checked out a Pharis mug.  Stay tuned for photos of it in action.

update:

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music of my mind…

#09-013-03

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The Library has landed…

A special delivery from the Matter Factory arrived today.

Another Artstream project spearheaded by Alleghany Meadows and Andy Brayman is set to launch at the Aspen Farmers Market this Saturday:

Artstream Ceramic Library

beginning with a collection of mugs made by a collection of American potters, the Artstream Ceramic Library will be loaning out its collection to the general public.

each pot in the collection is housed in an individual handmade wood box and emblazoned with a corresponding catalog # and Artstream Ceramic Library decal.

first piece out of the box was item 09-013-03, a beautiful mug made by Elizabeth Robinson Wiley.

we’ll be sending pots into homes (in their handsome carrying cases) asking only a story, photo, recipe and eventual safe return.  There is a website being developed as we speak that will collect and catalog all of the objects, stories and travels that are part of our growing library.

i’ll keep you posted…

images of the ribbon cutting ceremony as follows:

glazing day

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I began glazing a load today that I will fire this Thursday.  I’m continuing to move forward with some of the same motifs I’ve been developing over the last few months.  I’m terribly excited that my interest in this investigation continues to grow.


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