A Crude Touch

The resident artist of the ceramics program Sydney Ewerth Had a show recently at the Scheherazade Gallery, which is right down the street from me. I did't get to go to the opening because I had to work but I did stop in before hand and Help her out with a few things before leaving. I also got to see everything before it was ready which is always a fun experience to see the transition of things.

A crude Touch was an awesome idea. I think Alex Schmitz' work and Sydney's work fit really well together. I had the opportunity to meet Alex after as he and his partner were staying at the 21c while I was working bar. It was really nice getting to talk to him and learning more about his work and where he's from. all in all a great experience.

week 4

We're started our glaze calc this week and we finished up greenware crit for our apologia project. I think everyone's turned out really nice. Class has been going really well but now I'm feeling a little stressed with the sell coming at the end of February.

Last night Alma, Jessie, and I stayed late, and helped Alma get into a Mug show, which was fun. We had to make a "DIY light room" to get decent photos.

I've also have been working on making utensils and trying to trouble shoot with making ceramic straws. I know it must be possible, maybe there's a video somewhere but I think talking with my peers has given me an idea or two which is much more worth my time.

spring 2019 week one

The first day of class Alma and I decided to split up the remainder of "tom's red clay". Everyone gave us compliments on the colour but it's been a little tricky to work with so we're going to try a cone 6 soda fire soon and use up the rest of it so we can try a different clay body that is a little more red.

Moving on from there I started working on my next project and trouble shot with a couple friends about techniques I could try. I want to create this bulbous form and leave the impression of my body in the material. Plaster, clay, and concrete were the mediums decided on, and while there were other mediums discussed I think those are the three I'm going to stick with as I feel that those are the best for what I am doing.

As I progress with this project I'm going to take the time to take a performance approach with this and record the process of the drying time. I'm not sure how long the drying process will be but I understand that I'll have to …

crit day

crit felt like poop. I thought more people were going to talk, and they didn't. But everything is all good. I'm just going to keep working on things over the brake and see where it takes me. Maybe I'll be inspired and pick a direction to go in for next semester.

dirty bags

my peers and I have been talking about going to nceca but I'm not entirely sure that that's a possibility anymore because I'm trying to save money to go back to new york in the summer.
We were going to do a student sale and I plan on making work over the break to help get me started before hand just in case I do end up going i'll have some money to help fund the trip.

A week or so ago my peers teamed up with the printmaking studio to do a holiday sale that I was not apart of, but I did annoyingly go up and show my support. My bus driver even came around to look at some of the stuff.

here be the babies
freaking dirt bags

trying to get to 16 part 2

I'm going to start applying for scholarship/grant opportunities before the new semester, and in one of them I would have to do a space lab show and present my work at a conference if I got in.

I'm looking forward to the space lab show and have already started working on the project. I plan to use some ceramic pieces along side crafting and painting.
I've been looking at graduate students work and letters to get a sense of whats going to be expected of me. Even if I don't get the grant I'm going to try and do the space lab show anyways.

that's it
This is a commission piece that I made for my friend. completely unrelated.

trying to get my 16 blogs part 1

I don't have 16 blogs so here's more art I've been working on throughout the semester:

I got into the BFA  program recently and it was such a hassle trying to get everything done before it was due. I took three days to get all of my art to school and once it was there it took three + hours to get everything documented but in the end it all worked out seeing as how I got in, but now I also have photo documentation of most of my work.

These are the unedited versions of my work