Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Studio News: Art of the Pot

I am very excited to share that I have been invited to participate in the Art of the Pot Studio Tour in Austin TX this May. I will be showing my work in the studio of Claudia Reese  along with Meredith Host and Lauren Smith. I am busy working in the studio and will share some images of work in progress soon.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Discovery: Sue Tirrell

While I discovered Sue Tirrells work a while ago and met her in person last year in Montana, you may have not seen her work. This woman knows how to make a pot that really works well. Perfect cups and plates that hold food like a professional. Her imagery appears at first to be just pretty farm animals but quickly you realize that there is an axe behind that chicken and there is a wolf waiting to eat that rabbit! I guess living and working in Montana makes it hard to ignore the realities of nature.

Sue has a one person show in the Bonovitz Space of The Clay Studio this month. You can also see all of the work online.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Research: The Rosenfield Collection

Today I made an amazing discovery, the collection of David and Louise Rosenfield.
1,891 works by 418 artists
And you know that is only a little bit of what this couple has collected.
This is an amazing resource that I will be using both as a curator and as an artist. 
Collections are very personal and often are not opened up for viewing like this. The is a history to each of these objects that comes from the maker, and then there is the history and story of the collector. I have been lucky enough to visit a few homes with impressive collections and and what I usually enjoy the most is listening to the story of how the piece was acquired.  Couples that collect together are especially dear as each acquisition is a moment in their relationship, part of their collective history.