Monday, August 31, 2009

New Work

Seems like all the work for which I have deadlines all comes due about the same time. Not that this is hundreds of pieces, but work for a couple of shows at which I want my to have my best. Trouble is I've got one little distraction the next 4-6 weeks, (producing Fall Festival) but have managed to keep plugging away, even if it's for just an hour a day. These pieces go up rather slowly anyways--especially with temps in my basement studio being coolish--so it's been easy keeping them covered to come back to.

This piece is the start of my entry for the Arts Center's Reliquary Show, with me posed working on it. Last week's piece is beside me with several layers of glaze on it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Twist

Here's what I've been working on the past couple of weeks. I had an idea for the end results, but let the form flow as it went up. Unlike past Twists that kept wanting to get wider as they went up, I kept this one constricted and it got narrower than I'd anticipated. Left the waves of surform marks on the surface, which will be nice for sanding through layers of glaze application. The little "peep hole" at the place the curl comes back on itself is what makes this piece work.

Simple forms are sometimes the most challenging, so think there are a few more iterations of this one to try...