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.
I never consider what function an object will serve while I’m making and I don’t really think it’s important. This piece was being kept around as a second but recently has become home for a potted plant. I’m only really concerned with relevance and the ability to connect. Those two particulars are more than enough to provoke thought and consideration.
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
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.