Last week I finally gathered the necessary ingredients to build a Raku kiln ‘photo-type’. 1/2″ fibre cloth, 2 cases of K23 kiln brick, fencing wire, galvanized steel waste bin, colloidal silica rigidizer plus a shelf, posts and digital pyrometer. I thought I’d best construct one of these kilns while I am still in Toronto and… Continue reading It’s freezing out, still.
Þorrablót celebrations are coming up in Toronto! The ICCT hosts a fun event. I will be working it this year, too! To start the celebrations and Spring cleaning I’m having a Spring cleaning SALE with coupon code: ICELAND2015 25% off everything in my Etsy shop. I’ve recently returned from Brooklyn and almost a month away there-… Continue reading Þorrablót
So, I am in Brooklyn. I totally forgot about these antlers I purchased back in … December/November? And had shipped to Clare’s. Anyways, here they are! They’re really nice! Old. Two points are missing, but nice just the same. My plan was/is to use them in photo shoots and make moulds off of the antlers,… Continue reading Iceland AiR support
The excitement grows daily. Asking myself, Hva∂an ert þú? (Where are you from?) I suppose I am still searching… Maybe I would actually ask: Hva∂an ég þú? or þar er ég frá? 8 days remaining for the Iceland or Bust kickstarter campaign. Backers have been considerably generous, to say the least. Every penny is almost accounted for! Once the… Continue reading Hvaðan ert þú ?
Woke up early this fine Caturday, made a Bulletproof Coffee for myself and headed into the studio downstairs (not nanopod). and proceeded to open Live and create some beats and pads. Andrei recently bit the bullet and upgraded our version of Ableton Live AND purchased Push. Push is an extraordinary tool for music creation! Anyways, I’ve… Continue reading Working towards Iceland
Aquarian Audio is sending me a Hydraphone! For use during my residency in Laugarvatn. Oh yeah, did I mention the artist residency ??! The Gullkistan residency is located in Laugarvatn, a small school village some 90 km east of Reykjavík. It is in an agricultural area, close to some of the most popular touristic sites… Continue reading …parts of myself pt3…
Clay. The concept of incorporating glass+clay gets me so dang excited! I’ve added inclusions to glass in the past; copper wire, fine silver crocheted into balls, self primer, high temp wire, but NOW my mind is swirling with possibilities! OK so, there are things I can’t do at home and things I can’t do at the… Continue reading …parts of myself…pt 2
Wow. Just to think- this time next week I will be heading to San Francisco via the Coast Starlight. First (short) stop in Seattle, visit some friends-colleagues, show Andrei around the touristy areas. Eat radioactive sushi then, leave bright and early Monday morn.. I haven’t left Canada for the States since ’11! Also, I haven’t… Continue reading New Mexico or BUST! & other meanderings…
Now that my wet tile saw is functional I can start building/experimenting further! (and put together my final report for the GAAC grant I received last year). While slicing through a murrine bundle made via Vitrigraph kiln I was thinking- Melethallia, or lungs. Now I’m seeing Water Bears aka Tardigrades So, that’s fairly exciting, eh?… Continue reading Progress
Escapism is freedom if claimed by a subject- it can not be consumed. Occam’s Razor install is next week! I’m just a little excited to see some of this older work go up on a wall, a small section of my Algal Bloom. Similar pieces made up the cell forms of Wonderlandish and they (the… Continue reading Considering Escapism