Friday, May 28, 2010

Irises and Yunomi

Life in the spring always seems to be a bit of a blurr.. I can't believe that it's been so long since I've posted last, or even read my favorite blogs. The flowers are in bloom here are the irises in front of the studio doing their iris thing.
Finally started throwing for the next firing. I pretty much used up all the wood in the last firing so it's been cutting, splitting and stacking, and this and a lot of that. Well blogging doesn't split the wood, so for now... Make good pots.
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togeii said...

Both of these pictures are great. How long will it take you to throw enough to fire?

TropiClay Studio said...

Hi Craig,
Greetings from Guam! Sometimes I wish I was still back there in Minnesota. I grew up just North of Duluth. After being in the tropics for 21 years, I don't know if I could handle the cold!
I really like the tall cylinders you had in the last kiln load. They have some NICE texture. I looked all over the blog but couldn't find your email address. I apologize if this request is inconvenient posted here.

I have a question for all of the artists that I follow on my blog list – and any others who may read this through other bloggers.
As you know from my blog, I have started the new ceramics program at a local high school. One of the projects that I have assigned the students is a ceramic artist research paper. It is a chance for them to see the works of many different potters, with many different styles and types of clay works – from different parts of the world. They have to download 2 pictures of the artists’ work, and email the artist to ask several questions about their work, what influenced their style, the medium they work in, the glazes they used on a particular piece, etc. They only need to write 250 words, but I’m hoping they will end up with much more. Their final project is to create a piece in the same style and construction technique as the artist they choose for their report (in their own personal interpretation of course).
May I have your permission to steer them to your blog and website to obtain information, and to contact you by email? I would appreciate it immensely, and you would be able to influence this new generation of students in their search for new outlets in the world of art.
Thanks in advance for reading this post, and for your quick replies.
Happy Mudding!


Alex Matisse said...

that is a beautiful little cup. really beautiful.