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Before and After

By on September 26, 2018 in Completed Works with 0 Comments
Before and After

I was going to start “Conceal and Carry” but decided to try to get a few more existing works finished. This one has been sitting on the “todo” pile for quite sometime now, so here it is, before and after. It’s in the kiln as we speak getting another firing to finalizing some of the […]

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“Conceal and Carry”

By on September 6, 2018 in Sketch with 0 Comments
“Conceal and Carry”

A Cheerleader and men engaged: This is the core idea behind my next work that will take me into next year. “Conceal and Carry” will be the name of the series I hope I can work up many of these concepts before the wind stops blowing and my sails sag.

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Going back

By on September 6, 2018 in Sketch with 0 Comments
Going back

It’s interesting to go back and find the original sketches that inspired the creative act. I found this sketch I created as part of my design stage for the Vulcan Earth piece.

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BUILD

Vulcans mountain

Vulcans mountain

By on August 13, 2018 in Build with 0 Comments

This part of Vulcans Mountain has been bothering me as to how to paint it. I put an underglaze coat of Electric Blue on then fired, but as I looked at it decided to go with a sandy color. Probably wasted some effort on the blue underglaze, but I am using water to spray down […]

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Water

Water

By on August 7, 2018 in Build with 0 Comments

The build on Water is completed and now ready to be painted. Did a fire over the weekend and the pedestal which broke into pieces when in bone dry, survived. I used magic mud and pieced it all back together and then prayed. Everything seems to have worked out.

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Assembled finally

Assembled finally

By on July 2, 2018 in Build with 0 Comments

The “Earth” build is finalized. I started working on this one last fall and it’s finally coming together. It took about 1 month per elements. The cows were a real challenge because of my lack of experience with the subject, but looking close at them they do look like cows. Just need to paint the […]

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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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COMPLETED WORKS

Before and After

Before and After

By on September 26, 2018 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

I was going to start “Conceal and Carry” but decided to try to get a few more existing works finished. This one has been sitting on the “todo” pile for quite sometime now, so here it is, before and after. It’s in the kiln as we speak getting another firing to finalizing some of the […]

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Side two Mountain

Side two Mountain

By on September 5, 2018 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

This side appears to have melted a little less into the underlying clay and shows almost no cone 6 glaze.  Not certain why perhaps this side of the sculpt was positioned away from the coils of the kiln? More layering between the surface pattern and the clay? Not sure. Here is, however, a breakdown as […]

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Mountain Glaze unglazed

Mountain Glaze unglazed

By on September 5, 2018 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

When you fire cone 6 the clay really melts causing a fusion between the underlying clay and the surface design. If the surface isn’t thick enough it melts away, gets blurred, or gets really dark. Here is one example where the cone 6 glaze really wiped out the pattern and caused mostly a blurred effect. […]

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Interesting Blues

Interesting Blues

By on September 5, 2018 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

I built up layers of different types of blue on top of the Vulcan figure, combining an electric blue underglaze with rubbed in blue mason stain using a frit as a binder. On top of this, I randomly painted a cone 6 clear glaze I had created last year. The results are very interesting. Where the […]

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Fire – Completed

Fire – Completed

By on July 9, 2018 in Completed Works with 0 Comments

Completed the firing and assemblage of the “Fire” lawn gnome. It’s a mess but the idea is clear. Finalizing the “water” sculpt over the next couple of weeks and then I’m open as to what comes next.

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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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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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