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SCAC AIR and lots more letters

As of September 1st I officially became an Artist in Residence (AIR) at the Saratoga Clay Art Center (SCAC). It took a little while to get all settled in to the new space (I’m actually still putting shelves up today

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Holy Cannoli

Well this is even later than my previous post, and even more has happened in between.  After this I hope to get back to posting on a regular basis but I won’t say for sure that I will, because the

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Three Months Late…

It’s taken quite a long time for me to get around to this, but I’ve finally managed to get the right combination of images and a little free time to post a quick update on how all of what I

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Semester Beginnings

Patterning is a form of visual organization I have always been attracted to whether it be ones I made myself or ones that I have found. The inspiration for these patterns has come from many different sources, the most current

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Why didn’t I think of that?

One of the things I’ve been struggling with lately is that I have these awesome ideas and things are starting to work in a way I’m really happy with, except none of it is ceramic.  That was happening with the

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Surface Progress

I haven’t really posted anything about what I’ve been up to in my other ceramic classes, but since I’m starting to get results I’m pretty happy with I thought I’d add in some stuff from Anat’s surface class. We had

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Peter Pincus Fully Fired!

  Here’s the first test tile I did using the method of painting and trimming slip like Peter Pincus.  I fired it to cone 6, with some spots glazed and some not so I could see the difference in the

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Layers of Memory

Once again, I feel like my printmaking project relates pretty strongly to what I’m doing in ceramics so here it is. The requirements for this assignment were just that it had to deal with memory.  Each page was screen printed

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Mixing, mixing, mixing….

Every version of patterning that I’m working with involves colored clay or casting slip.  To achieve these colors, I’m mixing mason stains into the slip and clay I’m working with.  So far, I have just been working with whatever I

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Stained Glass

This method of creating pattern is inspired by stained glass – an outlined pattern in a solid color, filled in with color. I began each of these tests by drawing out an image with slip.  After the slip dried enough

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