More info on the Silent Auction

Just a short update on the silent auction that’s coming up at the Holiday extravaganza.  Since I know of several people who are interested but aren’t in Seattle, I’m going to try and figure out some sort of remote component for the silent auction.  It will most likely be something as low tech as email or text messages.  If you’re interested in being involved, send me an email and I’ll keep you updated.

“They are monster, but they had childhood once…so lovely…”

This last Saturday, I got posted on, a really cool design blog.  I’d been enjoying it for a while, and their recent posts about ceramics inspired me to send in a link to my site. They were kind enough to post it, and for the past few days, people from across the entire globe have been stumbling onto my site! I decided it would be fun to collect some of blogs from around the world that have been posting my work.

Russia –

I had a whole lot of fun looking over this site with a Russian speaking friend of mine.  Their commentary is really interesting. Also, the phrase “Keramicheskie Monstryi” totally made my day.

France –

I really like their mouse icon. Also, they have a post of creepy if cool dolls.

China –

Great site design.  Also, I’m totally blown away by this post. If I ever break my arm, I’ll need to get one of those.


The design of their site is amazing, and has already changed once while I’ve been watching.  This is where I got the title of the post.

Taiwan –

This site is run by a very nice guy named Nick.  I like the tag line of “Design will save the world right after Rock ‘n Roll will”

Brazil –

Google Translate appears to have a bit of trouble with this one.  However, I’m posted in between a post about an igloo cake tray and a Simpsons action figure set.  I’m in good company.

Florentia Clayworks Holiday Extravaganza!

On Saturday, December 13th, 2008, Florentia Clayworks will have its second Annual Holiday Sale and Party!  This year, we will be doing a single night celebrations, from 7 to 10pm.  Come on by for a chance to check out my work in person, meet my studio mates, browse fun art work, eat, drink, and generally enjoy yourselves! We are located just South of the Fremont Bridge, in Seattle, Washington, on 218 Florentia St.  Stop on by and have some fun!

As a first this year, I will be doing a silent auction of two of my favorite sculptures.  I will donate 40% of the proceeds to charity.  Here are the two beasts, and the two charities.

Hes such a happy little guy!

First off is ‘Digger Beast with Ball.”  He is one of the best pieces I got out of this last firing.  I will be donating 40% of his sale to Child’s Play.  Child’s Play is a group that raises games, toys, books, and money for childrens’ hospitals world wide. I figured this playful digging beast would approve of the choice (as long he can keep his ball).

Second is “Discovery.”  I have to admit that I often wish I could just keep all of my sculptures myself.   I just really like the interaction I’ve capture in the piece.  I leave it up to the viewer as to how these two guys will behave, but personally, I picture the big guy sniffing the little one, and maybe being hissed at.  Nothing too sinister.  However, since real world interaction seldom end up as nonviolently, (especially between countries) I will be donating 40% of his sale to the International Red Cross.


There’s been a few things I found recently that seemed worthy of passing along.  First off is the mysterious myspace artist known as Milk / Logyu.  I found her work a little while ago due to random site called NotCot. She has no portfolio site, or really any information out there.  There’s pretty much only her myspace profile that tells you that she’s 32 and from Tuscon, and her mind blowing work.  What I love so much about it is her use of tiny continued themes, such as her skeleton birds, cards with hearts, and mp3 players. Have fun perusing her fascinating work.  I wonder if her work only exists in the digital world?

Next is an oddly equally fascinating medieval beastiary.  It’s truly fun to explore.  It has a huge list of creatures, with each one having examples of medieval art and an explanation of what it was, along with bibliographic sources for the earliest references.  Sure, it has all the standard creatures like hyenas and dragons, but it also has weird ones like … Barnacle geese??  And also, who knew that asps were originally lion- like creatures that guarded trees.  To avoid being lulled to sleep by music, the asp would keep one ear pressed to the ground, and the other plugged with its tail.

The one other thing worth passing along is that I’ve been working to clear out my flickr backlog.  I have unsorted and un-uploaded photos that go back to the last fourth of July.  So if you follow my flickr feed, please enjoy chronologically random stuff that should be showing up over the next bit or so.

New Video!

In addition to using some of my new found free time to sign up for an “Anything-goes Art Event”, I also put together another bit of stop motion.  I recommend going to youtube, where it is possible to click on the “view in higher quality” option.