Tuesday, June 23, 2009

London Calling!

Arrived in London today at 8 am for a three day stay in the theatre district. As our hotel room wasn't ready yet, we headed over to the British Museum on foot for the morning. It has been a lifelong dream of mine, starting at the age of 8 ( yes, I was a geeky child) to see the Rosetta Stone and Elgin Marbles. It was all quietly stunning. What a pleasure to see archaeological treasures I studied in college up close and personal for the first time ever.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The workshop has been incredible so far. Kathy Triplett is a warm and generous teacher and I've had the rare chance to just play with clay. The first morning was spent texturing 3 inch square tiles of soft clay in as many ways as we could think of with traditional and improvised tools. 6 hours just playing. How marvelous!

Monday, June 1, 2009

I'm in NC all week for a workshop at the Odyssey Center of Highwater Clays with Kathy Triplett:

Wall Pieces and the Commission Process
Kathy Triplett

Construct wall pieces and freestanding sculpture with stiff and soft slabs, pinch techniques, and 1 piece plaster molds. Surface treatments for once-firing will be explored as well as indoor and outdoor installation techniques. We will discuss commission processes for both public and private projects and will include how to make proposals, budgets, contracts, and work with a client.