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!
55 backers pledged $5,695 to help bring this project to life! That said, I didn’t receive the full amount shown. Kickstarter takes a percentage plus, the credit card companies take a percentage, then there were banking issues.. you name it, obtaining this funding hasn’t been easy but it is no less appreciated! Massive gratitude for taking this campaign over the… Continue reading Kickstarter thank YOUs, Iceland & more
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
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
Ég vinn með málm og gler Yes, I do. Can you guess what that means? Without the help of Google translate! 😉 So, there are 3 days left with the Kickstarter campaign. Phew! It has been an interesting experience and I am so grateful and thankful for all of the support!! Last I checked there… Continue reading 3 days left for Iceland or Bust!
Check out what a current student has to say about nanopod: Hybrid Studio’s 8 week course! Thanks, Sacha! Working with metal.
another green pull. Stack contained Bullseye opaline, fern, elephant grey, artichoke, spring green transparent and Tekta clear. During the pull I kept hearing Ruby Rod telling me how ‘green’ it all is… Super green, dig?
It’s a gorgeous, early Spring afternoon here in Toronto. Temperature outside 12c Glass in the kiln. A mix of neo-lavender and kelp green powders… Building upon my ever growing cellular, sea slug, coral-like, algal bloom, I thought I’d pay my friends over at Morphologic Studio a visit. Well, it’s inspiration while I wait for the… Continue reading Spring time in Toronto
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” – Pablo Picasso OCCAM’S RAZOR: Art, Science and Aesthetics At Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts 984 Queen st. West. Toronto ON M6J 1H1 April 2 – 20, 2014 At the !dea Gallery at… Continue reading OCCAM’S RAZOR: Art, Science and Aesthetics