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Spring 2013

Thoughts on graduation, working alone and some confessions.

This blog has never held any personal content but I realized recently that I’m living out my last few months in New Paltz under a rock i.e. at work or … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Color

A couple weeks ago I made the decision to integrate color into my thesis work. This is saying a lot for a person who’s spent the past 5 months fixated … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Book…

This weekend I started piecing together some of the basic elements of my thesis book in Blurb. The text is a little fuzzy but you get the idea.

November 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Holes and Mishima

In the past couple weeks I’ve been making headway with my finishing techniques and construction methodology. I purchased a Dremel and jewelry-scale drill bits to more efficiently make consistent, refined … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sewing

When I started planning my exhibition I decided that I wanted to incorporate live models into my show.¬†Although they will only be present on the opening night, I think it … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mishima Tests: Post-Firing

The results of my mishima tests are in and I would call them successful. I’m happiest with tests 1A and 2A which used the Bailey stain of frit 3124 and … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Andrew Martin Critique

This past week Andrew Martin was a visiting artist at our studio and I had the opportunity to have a short critique with him. He gave me a lot of … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mishima Tests: Pre-Firing

A couple of weeks ago I posted the results of my underglaze tests¬†and briefly mentioned my plans to use the underglaze with a mishima process in conjunction with laser etching. … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Laser Etching

On Thursday I began making some progress with laser etching. I tested two different power/speed strength combinations and wasn’t fully happy with either one but now I have the chance … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Underglaze Results

The results of my underglaze tests were not very successful. Not only did the underglaze not fuse well to the clay, it literally came off in sheets. The Pearl Grey … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 2 Comments