White Friday

The White Stuff.

While some are scrambling and trampling out in the big scary ominous malls, I am here, doing that ceramics business. This year was leaning towards oblique geometric lookin’ dishes, but now those pesky fish caves have taken the lead again.

Explosively Adorable: Art-a-Whirl Minneapolis

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Here I sit gearing up for Art-a-Whirl, which is a some sort of wandering hot mess art festival in Northeast Minneapolis. You have a program or brochure that tells you of all the ‘participating’ studios in the area that you can visit.

The last time I went to one of these things I noticed a lot of art was being sold but also a lot of people who were passed out drunk before 8pm, and a lot of vegans falling off the wagon with Oscar Meyer hotdogs.

I still don’t know if I will attend, but my sculptures will. My shared studio applied too late so we are not in the program but but but! It will be open May 16-18th from noon till whenever. (Fired up! Studios, on the corner of Hennepin and Stinson building 1701… mpls.)

Winter Restlessness.

Winter Restlessness.

Dan: That’s a weird sound!
Me: … Judy Collins?
Dan: No, that wet slapping sound you make when you’re patting your scones into rounds.

My day job is almost as amusing as the rest of my life. For that I am extremely thankful.

If I were to do ceramics full time I would probably go nuts because I would be working alone. No funny musings, just me going crazy because I forgot that I was the one who ate all the granola bars because I would be the only one around.

Hence, why ceramics is currently my third job. I love it and I plan to continue.

Open Wide Because I Am In Love With You

Open Wide Because I Am In Love With You

This tooth tray also reminds me of a unique tire tread.

Teeth are important! Take care of yours or whatever you happen to have left!!

That concludes this public service announcement.

Customize Your Aquarium in a Cheap but Admirable Way

Customize Your Aquarium in a Cheap but Admirable Way

I look at other shops selling similar items and wonder who would pay $15 for a three inch ‘ring bowl’ that took 20 minutes to create at the very most. Who would pay $30 for an ‘aquarium rock’ that someone found by the river?

I create my aquarium works with myself in mind, thinking, would I really pay $25 for a set of handmade aquarium accessories where I can choose the style and the color? The answer is…

YES INDEED!

Anything beats all the sunken treasure pirate crap at the pet store.

Coming soon to a vivarium near you…

Coming soon to a vivarium near you...

That’s right. This whole time I’ve been tagging things with ‘reptile’ and ‘reptile habitat’ I could’ve just been using the word vivarium.

Anyway, this is what is going to be bisque fired this week… today I glaze the sculpture from my previous post along with a few others.

I sold two more sculptures which was pretty exciting. As the great Josi once quoted from cheese school: Stack it high, watch it fly!