“Walk Through Walls” book 11.15.2018

“Walk Through Walls” book 11.15.2018

I recently finished reading Walk Through Walls, a memoir by performance artist Marina Abramovic, published in 2016. (Earlier this year, I posted her "Artist's Life Manifesto" on this blog.) Abramovic is known for unusual performances which many think are perverted, controversial, or vulgar. Because she's a female artist, and around my age, I wanted to learn more [...]

new bowl 2.2.2017

new bowl 2.2.2017

Here's another new bowl design that I plan to make more of. Instead of making it on a potter's wheel, I squeezed coils of clay together. This "hand-building" makes for a bowl that isn't perfectly round, isn't perfectly smooth, plus I purposefully formed the top edge to be uneven. Something about the imperfect quality attracts [...]

slab vases 10.27.2016

slab vases 10.27.2016

Earlier this year, I posted about a found piece of rust for which I built a vase from slabs of clay. Delighted with the result, I planned a series, creating slab-built vases to match the differently-sized rust pieces. The last vase came out of the kiln earlier this week. Today, I'm documenting the vases pre-rust. Here [...]