Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Head Pieces

I've been playing around with a new way of attaching head ornaments. Basically just using a copper rod that slides through two holes on either side of the low fired ceramic head and then brazing other copper pieces to it. A pretty strong way to support other structures without a lot of fuss. Yes! to no-fuss.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Real Vacation!

I just got back from a 10 day vacation to Italy. I haven't taken a "real" vacation in quite a number of years (like 15), so this felt very, very precious to me. I unplugged my iPhone. Didn't even turn on a TV. Just immersed myself in a different culture and took in the sights. I took a few pictures on my iPhone, but mostly trusted myself to remember the emotions of the daily journey and wrote about it in my journal. I think this might be a first to not worry how I might be inspired, or how I might 'incorporate' this into my work. Honestly, I have no idea!! And that's OK. I am refreshed and ready to dive back into the studio. That seems like a major gift.

In Venice