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…
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
So tonight I’m pulling the first stack I set up of cut squares – actually the whole stack melted into a pool of colour but, we’ll see what happens! Hopefully the pot hasn’t busted!! Meanwhile, here’s some stacks I’m getting ready for tomorrow! the above stack I’m stacking lighter colours on the bottom fading into… Continue reading Vitrigraph
Last night I made my first successful vitrigraph murrine pull! Thanks to my beautiful assistant 😉 I was able to pull fifty cane all with various coloured concentric circles. AND there’s still more glass in the pot ready to be pulled!! Over the next weeks I intend to go nuts experimenting with different colour combos,… Continue reading Bullseye murrine
Super excited to say- the kiln arrived!! Today I set it up and fired ‘er up! Woo! Murrine was pulled! Happy to say the vermiculite board didn’t crack this time. 🙂 The stack worked and I pulled various bullseyes. I will share pics of those as soon as they’re cut! For the pot fill/stack, I… Continue reading Murrine. At. Last.
So, this is on it’s way Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the AF138 operational as a Vitrigraph kiln. The Caldera is made for Vitrigraph! It arrives tomorrow 🙂 so, I can get the show on the road!! Speaking of getting the show on the road.. I just received word this afternoon that I was… Continue reading Floored!
While Toronto roasts at 30+ degrees today (& feels like 40!!) I will update this here blog!! So, the correct Extension Ring (kiln collar) arrived!! Woot Super excited to set up the Vitrigraph kiln and fire it up! the kiln is now approximately 9 inches deep. here’s a pic looking into the kiln through the… Continue reading Extension Ring
In anticipation of receiving my kiln collar (to add height to my AF138) I’ve begun the necessary studio preparations for Vitrigraph to commence! *images taken with my not-so-smart phone Next I had to cut the vermiculite board to the proper dimensions… the vermiculite board acts as the base of the kiln set-up. Last night I… Continue reading Yay & Fail!
It’s Friday. I’m still coming down from all the work, and energy involved in creating BEAST though, I managed to get into the studio a couple times within the past 2 weeks. This ‘crash’ was unexpected. Full disclosure: I’ve been dosing on B12 & B6. Until I ran out, all was well. The visit with… Continue reading Project Grant: update #1, June 7