Sunday, December 8, 2013

Making ceramics in Goshen, IN.

In September and October Craig Hartenberger and I had a short term residency at Clay Bottom Farm. We decided to make of this time a research one, working on personal sculptural projects but also on a joined body of work where we experimented with direct print on clay. Hartenberger threw the form and when it would reach the  leather hard state I would print on it with laser copies and stains. All the pieces are terracotta fired to cone 1.












I also had the opportunity to work on my sculptural work and experiment with new forms. These pieces were part of our exhibition at "The Local" in Goshen, IN:





Sunday, September 29, 2013

New small sculpture

While working on the chair project at Guldagergaard new ideas came for smaler sculpture. Here are some examples, they are all hand built and woodfired.





Sculpture process 2

After five weeks of work the mayor part of the chair sculpture is finished. Some unexpected obstacles came by, things that can and should be expected when you work with clay. But also came new and fresh ideas. I will go back to Denmark to finish some details and install the piece in early March 2014. In the mean time here are some photos of the rest of the process.




The pieces before they went into the bisque firingand in the kiln.
 

After bisqued I sanded all the porcelain parts to make the surface smooth. After, all the parts were fired to cone 8 electric.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sculpture process

After two weeks since the beginning of the "Four Chair or Conversation Piece" project the building part is complete. The components for all the chairs are ready and drying so that they can be bisqued later this week. Bellow some images of the process: 

A sketch of the piece. It will be located in the green area between the studios and the house here at Guldagergaard.



I used two clays: a porcelain body and a dark stoneware. Coarse grog and molochite had to be added to the porcelain to make it suitable for standing outside. I used the dark clay to make the backs an the details in the bottom part.


I built the chairs in parts to make it less stressful for the clay. All the components have been cut and measured to fit each other after firing.



The back of the chairs in dark clay and inspired on the architecture of Danish churches.









Monday, August 19, 2013

Nina with friends


On the 16th of August we opened the exhibition "Nina With Friends" at the Apple House Gallery in Skælskør, Denmark. 

Nina Hole selected five of her friends to exhibit with her and I was honored to take part in it. The group was: Nina Hole, Priscilla Mouritzen, Ann-Charlotte Ohlsson, Egle Paksyte, Craig Hartenberger and Renata Cassiano. Here are some images of my work in it and the exhibition in general. It will run all through Sepember.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sculpture in Denmark

I am back in Guldagergaard,  the Ceramics Research Center in Denmark after an invitation to build a sculpture for the public park where the center is. I will be here for five weeks building, firing and installing the work. 

It is an exciting opportunity and I will be posting updates of the process.

Guldagergaard is a residency center where artists come and work on individual projects. Go to their website for more information:
www.ceramic.dk


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cups

As a sort of exercise I have sketched a few cups. It is porcelain and the drawings are all stains. 

The last three cups are waiting to be fired, for these I have decided not to use color, only black and white.