I’m back from NYC, which was an awesome time.

I got to spend a lot of quality time with my brother, which ranged from just catching up to discussing art.  It was a chance to go out and explore the galleries of Chelsea, and I also got to explore the Museum of Art and Design. All in all, it was a great chance to get out and see all sorts of art, ranging from innovative and crazy uses of materials, to astounding minimalistic installations consisting of nothing but  a couple taut strings in a room.  My brother has a write up of some of it on his blog.

While I as in NYC, I was lucky enough to be posted on two exciting blogs.  The Urban Outfitters Blog decided to highlight my work, as part of a continuing stream of cool and interesting things that they find.  Kitsune Noir, a blog of art and design, also decided to mention my work and the collaboration with my brother.  As a long follower of Kitsune Noir, I was completely flattered by this!  However, as a side effect of all of this attention, I’m about completely out of work that’s for sale online!  I’m going to have to recall a few pieces from galleries this weekend, so I can more available for sale. There will also be all new work coming up in April, after my next wood firing.

The collaboration piece with my brother isn’t finished yet, since we couldn’t find a kiln that was firing while I was there.  We’ll be seeing the results in the next few weeks. In the meantime, you can find some fun in-progress photos here.


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.

Brand new.. blog?

As part of the website redesign, I decided to start up a blog. It’s something I’d been talking about for a bit. I’ve been spending so much time putting together explanations of the ceramics process for friends and family that I thought it might be fun to share them with anyone who might be interested. The primary goal of the blog will be to explain ceramics, from the my processes to the culture in general. However, I expect it to meander a fair bit along the way. So regardless of its final form, I hope you enjoy these musings on clay, life, and whatever happens to be distracting me at the moment.