Living out of a small suitcase for three weeks in Paris makes me think about what I really need in my life. Clean underwear and a few shirts and jeans. Comfortable shoes. And most importantly - good food, beauty and style! I did buy a beautiful scarf here in Paris which I am wearing now :)
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a winner of ArtSlant's 2013 Showcase. Check out the website here.
It was a great turnout at the Nippon Gallery tonight. So packed it was hard to see all the pieces!
I am thrilled to announce that my work "Cube, Evolved" will be on exhibit at the Nippon Gallery next week as part of the 14th Anuual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition!
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. - Henri Matisse
Just spent a great long weekend in Massachusetts firing a salt and soda kiln with Mark Shapiro. He is absolutely wonderful, so laid back and generous.
In a salt/soda firing, we introduce the salt or soda into the kiln when the kiln reaches 2350 degrees. The element vaporizes and travels with the flame and "kisses" the pieces to give them a sheen or changes the color. The results can be unpredictable since the flame travels amongst the pieces differently and it's influenced by how the kiln is stacked as well. I am very happy with how my ceramic sculptures came out. I am addicted to soda firing! Hope to be back again soon!
Just received this picture from the person who bought my encaustic painting. His kitty was checking it out!
Took my brother and sister-in-law to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Matisse exhibit. One of the highlights of the visit for me has to be the Jomon pots. It's incredible to think that someone made this pot 5,000 years ago!