Sunday, November 28, 2010

Etsy site is up!

So 4 months later and my kiln situation is at a stand still! I was told that it would be hooked up before Thanksgiving break and alas, we head back tomorrow and still no power to the kiln. Lame. I have to say I'm pretty annoyed at it all. I understand school districts take a while but this is pushing ridiculous. Our "last day of wet clay" is rapidly approaching (ie. Thursday) and I'm still behind on bisque firings. I even went in several times over break and I doubt we'll be caught up by the end of the term.

With all the issues with our new kiln I decided to stop making my own work for the semester. It feels like a pretty crappy idea considering I really want to work. But with only having a tiny test kiln for 4 ceramics courses, it makes sense. Plus I can't make big pieces in a tiny kiln and I don't want my work collecting dust in the classroom or being a temptation for students to touch.

Of course I couldn't completely stop working! Instead, I decided to design a Christmas ornament and knit my butt off! I also started up an etsy site & recently posted my ornaments there for purchase! A portion of each ornament sale will be going to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans.

Please feel free to check out my etsy site!

I hope to have baby blankets posted this week as well! With lots of pregnant friends I've become pretty speedy and figured why not try to put my hard work to use!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Life post-show

Well if you've been attempting to follow my blog you're probably pretty bummed. After my show in June I pretty much hit a wall of exhaustion. I decided not to make any new art over the summer & focus on gaining credits for work. I pretty much busted my butt all year and needed a little clay break.

Good news is that I'm headed back to work (school) and will be back in the studio. I increased my ceramics classes & gained a section for 1st semester. This is totally awesome but I'm terrified at the same time! Where are we going to store all this extra work!? Where will I store my work
!? I think I'm gonna go back to my rubbermaid damp boxes and cram more kids on shelves. Whatever. We'll deal. Plus we're getting a new kickass electric kiln in about a month. Which should be fun to collect work until we can fire it!

While you're waiting to see new work... here's some shots of the work I had in my solo show Littletinydots&BIGclaypots ! I'm not a great slide-taker and they turned out darker than expected. Nothing that a little photoshop probably couldn't fix though! Enjoy :-)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

1 week left... but still lots to do!

I'm currently firing a kiln as I post this. Yes, my *fingers crossed* last firing. Here's the front of my show card for the upcoming show next month. Opening is 1st Friday and there's still lots to do in under a week. Oh, plus it's my birthday. Now off to check the kiln. Check out the space-

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The past 6 crazy months!

I really haven't dropped off the face of the earth, I've just been crazy busy.
Since November I've done a lot of traveling, both for work and pleasure and got so experience a lot of fun cities! Chicago, San Fan & New Orleans were just a few stops on my list! Oh, and I've made some more work. Here's some pics of some Christmas gifts I finished- last minute of course. Brie/dip dishes & a saki set for a friend's house warming!

I've got several other good things to report-
1. Our gas kiln is now firing much more evenly!
2. My school was awarded $ to replace our craptastic electric kiln!
3. I got a "tiny dots" teapot set into our district faculty show this year!
4. I started making more big pots & have a show this June! (Obviously more to come in the next 2 weeks)

Other than work, finishing my work & getting ready for this show, that's about all I've been up to! I'm still looking into getting an Etsy site this summer, so any suggestions are appreciated!

2 more weeks with students, then it's smooth sailing! I'll post again (soon) about the show!