Artist Residencies · creation & developement 2014-15 · Iceland: Kickstarter · Inspiration/Musings

random thoughts

screen printing on glass screen printing on metal sandblasting and carving glass tig or mig= pros & cons of both bringing a kiln home A co-Gullkistan-AiR, conspirator and colleague, Susan Williams shared some fun images she took when I was setting up the kiln for its 1st firing. Some deserve to be flip-booked, anyways, here are… Continue reading random thoughts

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otherworldly time travel, part 2

* In 2011 after the Fukushima disaster, I thought the world might lose Japan. So, I signed up for workshops that taught how to spin paper thread/Shifu and repeated the course several times but, never implemented what I learned into anything tangible. I’ve been meaning to work with the paper thread, combining it with horse… Continue reading otherworldly time travel, part 2

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Raku ofn finally fired up!

Finally fired up the prototype Oven (Icelandic: Ofn) and everything was going smoothly… around 800f the kiln shelf cracked. Thankfully I had set it on a tripod configuration so everything remained stable. The pyrometer seemed to have difficulties at certain temps or staying on. Not sure what was up there- need to check the booklet that… Continue reading Raku ofn finally fired up!

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It’s freezing out, still.

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.

Artist Residencies · creation & developement 2014-15 · Iceland: Kickstarter · Inspiration/Musings · Unclassified

Iceland AiR support

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

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Prepping towards Iceland

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

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Experimenting towards Iceland

Bird form made of porcelain, bisque fired then dipped into Obvara mixture. I’ve been making very simple, fetish-like forms out of porcelain and flax paper clay to experiment with different Obvara mixtures. Current Obvara experiment – started this last night, Jan 11th. 2tbs sugar, 1tbs active yeast, cup of rye and kefir water I started… Continue reading Experimenting towards Iceland