For almost a year now I have worked out of my apartment with some very successful outcomes. Recently my favorite person and closest peer, Bianka Groves, has moved in and started on her own work. Having just finished receiving her BFA from Corcoran College of Art & Design she has some exciting work happening. Take a minute to look at her website here @ biankagroves.com.
This coming week she is taking a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I thought I would take the opportunity to photograph some of her work like this set of four nesting vessels bellow.
Stay Tuned for upcoming exhibitions:
Clay National VIII Sculptural Ceramics
Here are some images of tests and new trials that I am currently in the the middle of. The first image is a plate that was completed a few nights ago inspired by a Samuel Troxel plate made in 1828, below is an image of his work. Secondly is a crystal test that was grown on a shard of broken porcelain made and destroyed by yours truly. Maybe sometime soon I can recreate this on a larger scale.
Below: Samuel Troxel
I thought I would share some images of graffiti with you that I see on a day to day basis around the city. A majority of these tags can be seen on my walk to and from work at Wishful Thinking Incorporated. The obsession and repetition it takes to scribble on everything in sight reminds me of making cups or maybe even clay in general.
I have started a link for people who are interested in buying my work. Like everything else I do this online shop is a work in process. At some point I hope to expand, but if you see something that strikes your fancy don't hesitate because my pieces never quite happen twice.
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If you have flipped through the pages of the September 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly you may have come across an article featuring an image of a piece that I exhibited in the 2011 NJSE and a few words about my work. Here is a link for more information on the other thirty-seven artists, a list of their schools, and the jurors behind this exhibtion.