December 18, 2011
Technically, today is the last day of residency at Sturt. People keep asking me if I’ve had a good time here, if it’s been worth it. I always reply that I need time to reflect and digest. Which is true, I do. I’ve met some great people and seen some cool things (thanks to those great people) and made some work. But like everything, it wasn’t all roses. But it was mostly great.
The powers that be were very kind to let me stay an extra couple of days, giving me some extra time to get organized and see some more things. So many things to see. I just can’t fit it all in. On Tuesday, I will head for the Blue Mountains, just outside of Sydney, to do some hiking and chilling out. I’m looking forward to getting moving, heading north, finding some real heat. Hopefully, I will be better at photographing and posting for the rest of journey.
Anyway, here are a few pics from the last kiln load.
December 26, 2010
Martina Lantin was finishing her MFA at NSCAD the year before I graduated. She has certainly played a big influence in my work. Without her, I probably wouldn’t be working with earthenware. I really enjoy her forms and the way she creates depth and interest on her pieces through the layering of slips, oxides and glazes. I am also intrigued by the wall installations she creates with her plates. I pulled these images off of her website, where you can check out more of her stuff. The mugs are from her residency at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee and the plates are from her graduating thesis show In The Making.