Sunday, February 27, 2011

Relic Pots

I'm working on refining the shapes of these pots and thinking about making some sort of stopper for them. They are only about 6" high. The letters come from an IBM Selectric typewriter ball and I'm thinking that IBM might have made typewriter balls for other languages, like Russian?? or Greek??, and I really need one of those.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


We've been to New Zealand and we've been to Christchurch where we ate a picnic lunch by the beautiful river running through the city. We loved New Zealand and the friendly people we met everywhere there. Earthquakes are an all-too painful reminder that beauty is fleeting.

When we were in New York we took pictures of Valentina Rosenthal's work at the Museum of Art and Design. Out of chaos and pain and loss, an artist makes a statement.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Feather Your Nest

Katie came to class this week with a lot of feathers to work into hair of the female classmates. Hey, don't leave me out! So far this has stayed in 2 days, much to Susan's dismay because every time she sees it she thinks there's a bug in my hair. I just can't believe Katie was able to make it work with my short (and fading fast) hair but I guess you women do this extension thing (not at all related to those spam email offers) to make it stick together.

Class is officially from 1-4 and then Mike teaches a second class from 6-9. Sometimes a few of us take a break between 4 and 6 and hit nearby restaurants to have an early dinner and catch up on what's happening with each other. This picture was taken at The Spicy Pickle and you can see the feathers in Jytte's hair. Also shown are Mike, our instructor, and Mary, who is a close neighbor as well as a classmate.

Yes, some ceramic work does get done in class. This little guy is in the working stage, not yet leather-hard/fired.

Believe it or not, the bottom two pictures were taken, BY ME, with my phone and....
(drum roll here)
.... actually sent to Susan.

Susan speaks: Don't get too excited, he still can't figure out how to do a blog post without sobbing, whining, and begging for help. And he still can't remember his phone number and usually can't figure out how to answer his phone when I call him. Texting? Dream on.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

My Pod People talk to me. 
They will also talk to you, if you just listen very carefully to their soft little voices.....
Hear them?
They are saying
"i wuv u"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Seth Apter: The Altered Page

Nope, not my art today. Instead, two pieces of art created by a generous and gifted artist --
Seth Apter

Go here to bring his art into your life. Go here to see what he has to say about me today.  And check back to his blog every day to see the great depth of art stuff and artists he posts about.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Out of My Gourd

I was challenged to come up with a ceramic version of a squash I picked up in November (here) and had let dry up. If you dry a squash doesn't it then become a gourd? Maybe? It's only about 5" high. Glazing it appropriately will be another challenge for another day.