Monday, December 3, 2007

currently in my studio space

An example of studio "play". I accumulate pieces, assemble and re-arrange mixing old and new, somewhat like collage. I have been working towards a diverse population of bird forms as far as scale and positioning, not to forget that these are all the same bird. An individual has also become a community.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Gold Fever


I have been looking at window displays and ornaments for the holidays and am compelled to apply gold luster to these small twig sets. My favorite part of this is to see gold reflecting gold which is true optical candy.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Protobird with a twist



Fresh from the printer , this new bird model [who's counter part can be seen in previous posts] has been "deformed" in Cinema 4D, a three dimensional modeling program. I have twisted this version for a fresh and lively look. Its eight inches tall
The image above are the original models, on top are the porcelain versions with more movement.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

protobat - taxidermic form rapid prototype


My first experience doing taxidermy was with this bat specimen, I acquired during my residency at Pope Valley Pottery, on the edge of Napa Valley, California. Here at the Ohio State University, Im working with Steven Thurston, researching the capabilities of 3-D scanning and rapid prototypes. Ultimately, Im converting the products of these new technologies into ceramics. The model shown above was printed with a zcorp 3-d printer. Myself ,nor the technology is perfect and I have lost a wing in the process, but the results are still very interesting.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

studio shot



The large tumbleweed like form is assembled using something I am calling a junction. All of the branch like shapes can screw into the connector in the center. I was trying to make them less independent of the wall.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Snakerun- on view at the Mahan Gallery


This project which I decided to title snakerun [a skateboarding reference] has been a work in progress for a couple of years now. A twisted, zig-zagging,ditch like terrain leads to hours of freedom on four wheels.
The Timber Rattlesnake is a fascinating creature, only native to North America. The slogan " Don't tread on me " was inspired by this snake during the revolutionary war. A predator which dwells within impenetrable rock will only strike in vengeance only if stepped upon.

This collection will be on display through the month of December 2007 at the Mahan Gallery, in Columbus Ohio. The show titled, White Light White Heat, in reference to the Velvet Underground album exhibits how artists use whiteness in there work.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago


We came to Chicago prepared for a good show, but I was shocked at the amount of traffic. It seemed like thousands of people were packing into these booths. Sales were great and so was the feedback, but I mostly enjoy meeting other artists and talking about the work. Katie and I came back to Columbus exhausted, but it was well worth the experience.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

odd assortment of things on a base

I found this mold of a base while rummaging through the collection at the university and decided to take a cast off of it. Often in my studio, I am rearranging things, playfully and inquisitively. Here I have given a few favorites a try on this generic stand.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Collaborative Effort




This is a vase project that Katie Parker of " NEW WORK", and I have been collaborating on. My Forms and Katies decorative genius.

Art Star Craft Bazaar



I had a blast at ASCB in Philly. A lot of people left with my stuff, and I recieved a tremendous amount of positive feedback about my work.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fourth generation transformation, Mega Title: You will never defeat me Protobird



Here is an example of what can be done with a 3-d scanner and printer. Changing materials , growing and shrinking-Soon you will see how the large rapid prototype will be transformed into porcelain.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Terrestrial Arboreal

This project will be on display in Philadelphia, through the month of July, at The Clay Studio . This is not a turtle dove.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Turkey Shaker Set

Wow your family with these turkey salt & pepper shakers, these humorous items are sure to liven up any feast.

Microval

Ameoba Mugs

Contemplate things large and small when you enjoy warm beverage from these mugs. Graphics, inspired by the microscope are hand printed on hotel china and made in the U.S.A!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Tumblers with Microscope Graphics


Translucent porcelain tumblers that easily hold twelve ounces. With a square base that transforms to a round rim these cups are comfortable in the hand, and stable at rest on the table. Always a pleasant surprise when opening the cupboard.

Canopy Print



With the canopy print tumblers you can take home a smaller version of the canopy style. Im proud to be able to release a new version of our favorite design. The square to round series has been a hit since the beginning.

Canopy






These easy to install porcelain sculptures can be mounted anywhere. The branch like textures bring the outside inside with an unusual resemblance to familiar natural structures. Create your own composition.

House Sparrow Figurines


Look what the cat dragged in! Your friends will be jealous when they see one of these detailed porcelain bird figurines perched at your place.

Gar Fish