The beginning of a much bigger project, but here is a start... currently obsessing over the Meissen Four Continents sculpted by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, ca. 1760.
Vessel Cult series we made with Amanda Valdez in October and finally using glazes other than clear. Even the background in the piece above is pale celedon, so yeah - getting crazy over here.
This is one of two "Double Dresdner Monkey" pieces made in Jingdezhen China this winter, my giant ode to The Music Lesson. I am currently working on some display tactics... figuring out how to pull these out of the strict figurine world and make them a little more surreal. Mike and I just went to the Surrealist Sculpture show at the Hirshhorn last week in DC and I have been thinking about it ever since. SO good.
A couple images of new work made in Jingdezhen China during a two month residency at The Pottery Workshop this Nov/Dec. It is now officially the year of the monkey (!) and I am finally using this form. This is also a giant nod to The Music Lesson, one of my favorite pieces from the figurine section at the MET in NYC.
The beginnings of "Vessel Cult" thrown by GMDUNA Floral.
"Vessel Cult" is an ongoing collaboration with Amanda Valdez and Future Retrieval, a back and forth of shape and surface, and a desire to respond to one another's aesthetic. During 6 days of non-stop studio mania here in Cincinnati, we continued where we left off at Watershed, experimenting with surface while pushing form and texture. More photos to come...
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts with some of my favorite artists and friends of all time. Mike and I organized a session titled Nothing You've Ever Done Before, and did exactly that. Above is an image of vases made in collaboration with painter Amanda Valdez, and we are stoked to see where this can go. Big plans are currently in the works so fingers crossed we can keep making new work together.
working on the past few months, trying to see if I can assign colors to a photograph in a similar way I work with wallpaper. The image is one we took at Joshua Tree in CA a couple summers ago, altered and combined with futurist architecture from Lequeu. This piece is a trial run for a couple ideas that are floating around, excited to get this up on the wall and keep going.
GMD has been working on some new forms in the studio, so of course I decided to take one* and completely obliterate it with flowers. Still working out a base for this to sit on, but excited about doing anything slow and tedious these days.
*as many as I can get my hands on
*as many as I can get my hands on
A few images from our permanent installation "White Light" at 21C Durham, in North Carolina. Porcelain, paper, and neon chandeliers hang in clusters above The Counting House bar and the main space restaurant space on the first floor. Cutting all of this paper was no joke - I worked with 3 assistants (former and current students Christy Wittmer, Julia Sebastian, and Taylor Carter) for almost 6 months and we figured out there are more than 30,000 die cut flowers here. Insane.
our fireplace project combined with blue and white painting. I am not sure what it is about cobalt painting, but it sucks me in every single time. It seems just fast enough to keep the lines loose - but in a perfect and detailed way.
Grand Theft - a 2 part permanent installation at The Carnegie in Covington, KY for the 2014 Fotofocus Biennial. Grand Theft is a Future Retrieval project that has been 6 months in the making, stealing our favorite pieces from museums around the country using a series of iphone images. The images were used to produce 5 porcelain busts, as well as lithophanes of each piece in it's original museum location. More images and information here.
our piece "Zuber's Menagerie" is now permanently installed in the living room. Our house has officially become a proving ground for past and future works. I am also secretly testing myself to see how much ornament and pattern I can live with before I break.