Upholstered insert coming soon
Some idea development for table setting with willow pattern and the Packard Automotive Plant. I am researching sand blasting, laser cutting and other image engraving techniques, that will combine with a blue and white image on porcelain blanks.
I had the great pleasure of traveling to Watershed this past July; I reconnected with old friends and made many new ones. The best friend I reconnected with is my studio practice, two weeks of uninterrupted time to work, was an amazing blessing.
We had an incredibly international session of invited artists, two Israeli artists, Canadians, and a slew of USofA folks who have lived all over the globe. The casual dialogue about place, culture, similarities and differences was an incredible macro/micro experience. Watershed was my home for a year in 2005-6, its surrounding community is local and small town oriented and having this global perspective in an intense, intimate, and remote communal setting made for such rich discussion about our own position as makers and human beings.
I came to the session without any pre-conceived plan of studio work, though I am proud of what I have made in that time, I see them as only sketches of ideas. Ornament has always been a strong component in my work and shifting it from “applied surface on form” to “ornament as form” has given me a lot to think about and has renewed in interest to spend a little less time in the clean studio and a little more time in the dusty one.