new work This is the first time I’ve made a base using a mosaic technique.  I enjoyed this process and will do it again very soon.  It look intimidating but it’s fairly easy.  If anybody wants to know what products I used or anything else about it—-just ask.

This is one of the first pieces I made after arrival to San Antonio from North Carolina.  It's a giant tear with more tears with more tears. He's wearing a cowboy hat and a huge belt buckle with 'Texas' engraved upon it. All while being  poised on top of the Alamo. Surrounded by cacti, a boot, a bleached bull skull, and Davy Crockett's hat.  This cry baby is wearing snails for shoes and he holds an empty beer bottle.  I really am enjoying Texas.  I think moving for anybody can be tricky.  Especially when you are leaving behind a job that you love along with your friends and family. There's such an element of excitement too.  I've come to the conclusion it takes at least a year to adjust to a new city.  This sculpture epitomizes how I felt after arrival here...it was just something I had to go through.

This is one of the first pieces I made after arrival to San Antonio from North Carolina. It’s a giant tear with more tears with more tears. He’s wearing a cowboy hat and a huge belt buckle with ‘Texas’ engraved upon it. All while being poised on top of the Alamo. Surrounded by cacti, a boot, a bleached bull skull, and Davy Crockett’s hat. This cry baby is wearing snails for shoes and he holds an empty beer bottle. I really am enjoying Texas. I think moving for anybody can be tricky. Especially when you are leaving behind a job that you love along with your friends and family. There’s such an element of excitement too. I’ve come to the conclusion it takes at least a year to adjust to a new city. This sculpture epitomizes how I felt after arrival here…it was just something I had to go through.

current state of the Studio

it has been a couple weeks since I last used my screen printing kit. I am going to make a couple of tshirts and maybe a bag or two. They will be available on etsy soon. It has been several weeks since I last posted anything. my goal was to have a new post every couple days. Not quite sure what my problem is. I even signed up on wordpress to get weekly reminders that it is time to make a post—-jeez—-how am I ever gonna take over the world at this rate. I need to be less shy and more of a cape wearing, chin up, shoulders back kinda lady. I wish I was more of a voyeur with heaps of self confidence. I’m working on it—too bad I can’t build dignity out of clay.

current state of the Studio

Unfired Clay plate with screen

I don’t understand why I haven’t ever gotten into this process before. I am not that excited when it comes to mass producing a product. That is why I prefer to use hand built methods over the wheel or mould. (I love wheel and mould work though…thinking about joining ‘the other side’) I love to draw individual themes and make each ceramic work really different. The temptation has been overwhelming however. I bought a DIY screen printing kit and decided to add some t-shirts to my etsy account—-and while I’m at it, I might as well make some transfers with underglaze and newsprint. This process is incredibly easy and I am digging the outcome. If anyone has questions about the products I used and the methods I would be more than happy to answer them.

Unfired Clay plate with screen