Building Monorhaphis chuni structures from powdered glass. The image shown is from a couple years back. I am currently constructing a similar form, approximate 30 inches long by [remains to be seen]. The deadline to submit work towards Life Forms is December 10th, 2015. More and more I see my work and methodology informed through Biomicry.… Continue reading Life Forms: exploring Monorhaphis chuni
Approximately 20 days left. Already this brings a heaviness to my heart. My time away brings the awareness forward… While in the end I was in love with Taos, New Mexico I was happy to move on, break up. Iceland feels profound, like coming home. Like my first time visiting Taos. And while I enjoy Reykjavik,… Continue reading Gullkistan
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.
Howdy! I am listing some items up for sale as I am no longer using them and rather than have them just sit around sad and collecting dust I am offering them up at great prices! Torches: I had 3 Mega Minor torches, now I am down to 2. They are up for sale on… Continue reading Studio equipment for sale
I am currently finishing up Metal + Glass classes, deciding (still!) what to bring/ship to Brooklyn towards further experiments and shipping remaining items over to Iceland in March (when I return from Brooklyn). The other day I stumbled upon even more folders of images from the 2012 trip to Iceland and have started to sift… Continue reading Prepping towards Iceland
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 ?
OM Thor’s beard!! The campaign has reached its goal!!! Shouting out the Immigrant Song as sung by Karen O!! Sending immediate thank you’s and hugs to the family members, friends, supporters and allies that took the time to check out my KickStarter campaign, pledge money and/or share the campaign link! Immense gratitude! Valkyries: Charles Teran!! Charlie!!!!!… Continue reading Iceland or Bust II
WOW! The first couple of days into my KickStarter Campaign have been, quite honestly a shocker! I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to the friends, allies, colleagues and individuals that have supported this effort through link sharing and monetary donations! Thank YOU! Donations start at $10, but really you can donate/pledge with any amount! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/491537605/artist-residency-studio-at-gullkistan-iceland Each reward… Continue reading AiR in Iceland
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
Back from my U.S. Tour 😜 visiting good friends, eating amazing food and drinking tremendous wines and fancy drinks! Inspired conversations, observations- visiting the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco (it’s been well over 25 years!). Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s film on Dark Matter blew me away! DARK MATTER!!! The Skulls exhibit was impressive, and of… Continue reading Saturday brunch: glass pancakes pt 1