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smoke and thinking color

By on July 6, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
smoke and thinking color

The smoke turned out better than planned. It’s always a question before I start anything whether or not I can actually create the thing. So it was with the smoke. I put a dowling rod in the center to hold it, and it worked like a champ. I’m going to fire the sculpture with the […]

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The more detail , the more time

By on July 3, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The more detail , the more time

Just worked over the weekend on forwarding my fire gnome. Should be finished in another 3 to 5 hours. added the flame designs, want to do a little smoke bubble coming out of the mouth of the character and the top of the head will also have a little smoke stack. Started the cigarette holding […]

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Underglaze post bisque

By on June 22, 2017 in glazes with 0 Comments
Underglaze post bisque

This is the result of a clean underglaze application on top of porcelain slip cast cherubs. Very clean very bright. My goal is to now fire these up to cone 6 and see what happens . Hopefully the clay doesn’t melt, it’s indicated as a cone 5 max, but.. well we’ll see I may have […]

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BUILD

Smoke’m if you got’m – Garden Gnome Series

Smoke’m if you got’m – Garden Gnome Series

By on June 19, 2017 in Build with 0 Comments

I affectionally call these part of my “Garden Gnobe Series” This one will involve the bust of Mick Jagger floating in a field of flames with a series of monkey paws holding cigarettes around his vanity fire. Got this far on my build this weekend.

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Horses Finished

Horses Finished

By on June 15, 2017 in Build with 0 Comments

Almost forgot to vent these, I left them uncovered last night to dry, but thankfully this morning they were still wet enough to poke. Not certain about the finish here, and if the pedestand should be one piece. I guess it should be so I best cover again when I get home. Stopping by Granny’s […]

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North Wind, East Water, Southern Fire, Western Earth

North Wind, East Water, Southern Fire, Western Earth

By on June 12, 2017 in Build with 0 Comments

Wind = tornados, sky air Water = Flood, birth life, Fire = Destruction, rebirth, Earth = vulcan, volcano, upheaval, earth quake. land

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Geddon

Geddon

By on June 12, 2017 in Build with 0 Comments

Revelation 14:20New International Version (NIV) 20 They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses’ bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia.[a] This is the base of a new work from “beginning to Geddon” a work that will combine my Eve concepts juxtaposed […]

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tiles and chubs a week in review

tiles and chubs a week in review

By on June 9, 2017 in Build with 0 Comments

This has been a great week! So glad to be productive it feels wonderful! This week I started a four sculpture abstract figurative series for the garden. This series will employ interesting glazes and loosely refer to the figure. The theme is the four elements, earth, air, fire, water. Each will be about the same […]

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Starting something new

Starting something new

By on June 7, 2017 in Build with 0 Comments

I started these bird baths after our metal bird baths basin cracked last winter. I was going to throw the whole thing out but then had the idea to create my own ceramic bath. This has been very exciting for me. Something functional and beautiful involving glazes. I also have been using my porcelain slip […]

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COMPLETED WORKS

New Standing Figure

New Standing Figure

By on June 7, 2017 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

This is just using a red underglaze, applied in green and a second coat after bisque. The covered in a commercial clear glaze. Not too bad. I really like the standing figure that is somewhat abstracted. I tried out a dipped piece of cloth in slip cast material as well and it worked well . […]

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Completed Figure

Completed Figure

By on July 5, 2016 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

Spent about 4 hours completing this figure in the studio. I’m getting a little stagnant on my efforts so decided to change it up a bit and allow the work to take on a heavier tone. This work I’m thinking about calling “wound”

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Final Boxer

Final Boxer

By on January 27, 2016 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

Boxer completed..Finally!! I’m beginning today two new figuratives.

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Walking Man Finish Line

Walking Man Finish Line

By on August 21, 2015 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

Getting closer, still need to silver out the mask, wax finishes and cold work on the pants and hands and belt, and the wood stick, then it’s done.

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Walking Man

Walking Man

By on August 11, 2015 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

I think the original intention was to do an actual figure of a man in a trench coat walking vigorously, but the  thing seemed too challenging so I broke it down into multiple parts for assembly. It’s time I think to regroup after this is completed and try again. My next work after this is […]

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Finished

Finished

By on August 4, 2015 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

I think this took about 10 hours of effort in the build. The refinement process took the longest time. My biggest challenge was figuring out the overall structure the completed build. I decided to seal the top of the skirt, then do a cross shaped slab construct on the inside that would go from the […]

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PHILOSOPHY

God Bless the Great NIKI

God Bless the Great NIKI

By on May 20, 2016 in Philosophy with 0 Comments

If my energy could even be half of the energy of the great artists of today and yesterday my life would be incredibly blessed. Recently in Charlotte at the Bechtler Museum I tuned into the wonderful energies of Niki De Saint Phalle. I especially liked the action expressionism of her earlier relief works. I think my […]

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Inner Nature – tricks, trinkets or mojo

Inner Nature – tricks, trinkets or mojo

By on April 17, 2016 in Build, Philosophy with 0 Comments

I was talking to Louis St. Louis at my Carrboro Art Center show about my work. He likened the texture and emotion to something akin to voodoo totems and he suggested I start playing on the concept of the reliquary . I argued a bit about this as I am spiritual and believe in energy […]

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New Film, Venice Biennale, New Directions

New Film, Venice Biennale, New Directions

By on August 21, 2015 in Philosophy with 0 Comments

http://luxmovingimage.tumblr.com I’m going to really start taking some emotive and visual queues from film making. I started exploring surfaces yesterday, something I wanted to start last month in honor of the TJ Erdal workshop I had to forego due to expenses. Also I had wanted to join Cristina Cordova at Penland to do the animated […]

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Reincarnation

Reincarnation

By on May 1, 2015 in Philosophy with 0 Comments

Working it out.

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Thinking on Painting

Thinking on Painting

By on April 3, 2015 in Philosophy with 0 Comments

This is a work I did years ago that has always had a quality I really like. The graphic 2d 3d interplay is interesting to me, I just never had a sense of the “architecture” around this idea. I’m slowly gathering steam around this to perhaps do a small series to get my hand back […]

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Doug Jeck – Human Figurative Symposium

Doug Jeck – Human Figurative Symposium

By on March 24, 2015 in Philosophy with 0 Comments

I’ll never forget the brief exposure to Doug Jeck and his potent work. The process and feeling his works communicate are spiritual and intense in nature. I got a chance to briefly talk with him last summer at Arrowmont’s Human Figurative Symposium. He’s a very easy natured guy going with the flow of his inspirations, […]

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