Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hive Shaped Geyser Vent w/ Encrusted Minerals

Hive Shaped Geyser Vent w/ Encrusted Minerals
19in.H x 9.5in.W

Details of Geyser Vent

Details of the Geyser Vent below... click on image to enlarge...

my goal here is for a surface evocative of the growth and accumulation of minerals and other metals as they might occur on the surface of a geyser vent or thermal vent in the ocean...
I don't want them to seem controlled, but rather to appear naturalistic and lacking the clues and methodology of their origin... lacking in the traditional notion of craftsmanship and all it's permutations and presumptions... I'm hoping for an organically grown appearance from layering and accumulation  over time... randomness, naturalness and most importantly energy... lots of it...

Geyser Vent w/ Mineral Encrustation

Geyser Vent w/ Mineral Encrustation
16.5in.H x 8in.W

details of surface above,,,


"When you start working, everybody is in your studio--- the past, your friends, enemies, the art world and above all, your own ideas--- all are there. But, as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one and you are left completely alone. Then, if you are lucky, even you leave."

John Cage

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

plate tests

plate 10.75in.W
happy with the pouring and the decoration
still dealing with glaze adhesion and pin holing...
starting to miss my shino...

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Thoughts on plates

different thought on plates...
I love the "river" effect of pouring glaze over the open surface
there is movement, randomness and an easy form of texture,
here with just a hint of decoration... restrained decoration...
we'll see soon how this works
this majolica glaze is pesky, but they're in the kiln now!