Read Part 1 here.
It took quite a few trips, but I managed to haul everything back to the Bronx in my mini (except for the patio furniture which I couldn’t fit). That car is a workhorse but not a very big horse. To my surprise, I didn’t have too much trouble finding room for everything. We didn’t have a whole lot to begin with plus our house was already a mashup of modern pieces and antiques.
I painted the record cabinet and two smaller cabinets that I ended up taking. The smaller cabinets got a few coats of warm grey (if you’ve seen any of my recent work, you’ll see that this is my current favorite color) and for some unknown reason, I painted the record cabinet a bright teal. A regretful choice. The mid century end tables were perfect just the way they were and now live in my dining room. Lots of the other stuff like the tattered jewelry boxes and tins, the hat box and the clock are displayed and Aunt Marian’s well-loved cast iron pans are now well-loved by me.
When I started sorting through all the rusty objects from the garage, I realized that I wanted to pay tribute to my grandfather and great grandfather and use the pieces in my work. I had a lot of rings left over from the construction of my Industrial Vessels and decided to make some small mixed media sculptures. I painted each porcelain ring either white, gold, copper or black, then paired them with the rusty objects.
I love the way the sleek, handmade rings play against the old pieces. I also like that the assemblages can be changed on a whim since they’re made up of individual parts. Initially I thought this was just a personal project but now I’m looking forward to exploring the idea further. For now, the little assemblages live all over my house. That makes me happy.
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Just a quick post to let you know that it’s time for my annual seconds sale! Lots of beautiful pieces heavily discounted for very minor flaws. There are also some first quality sale items and samples. Go check it out!
Low Groove Serving bowl in Turquoise, White and Warm Matte Grey
Flared Pebble Vase in White
Groove Mug in Sky Blue
Whirl Bowl with Turquoise Accent
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Happy New Year! Yes, I’m a little behind. Let’s do some catching up.
December turned out to be a very busy month for me. I started out by designing new postcards and web banners for my online shop and blog. It took a while (my graphic design skills were a little rusty), but I finally came up with a look that I’m really happy with.
Then I had the privilege of attending Art Basel and Design Miami. There was so much to see – it was a bit overwhelming. We weren’t suppose to take photographs, but I managed to sneak in a few. Below are a few of my favorite pieces.
We had an amazing dinner at db modern in downtown Miami. I had pumpkin ravioli with truffles and lobster. TRUFFLES AND LOBSTER! Not my typical Thursday night meal. Probably one of the best dishes I’ve ever had.
Miami was great, but I was eager to get back into the studio where I had a custom mug order to finish for a long-time client. Not the best picture but hopefully you get the general idea. The creamy white porcelain shows through a glossy clear glaze and white pebbles float up from the bottom. I wish I had taken better photos, but I was eager to pack them up and ship them off so they could join a set of bowls and whirls in their new home.
I also started on some new work- striped vases in warm grey. The one on the right was gifted to some very special friends and the one on the left is available in my shop. I’m looking forward to making more.
And of course there was lots of packing and many trips to the post office, followed by a flurry of holiday activities. I’m excited to get back into the swing of things and get working on some new pieces. Cheers to 2014!
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Colorblock bowls in white and warm grey
Low Groove Bowls in white and orange
Low Tilt Bowl in turquoise
Colorblock Vases in white and warm grey
Short Pebble Vase in warm grey
Groove Bowls in white and orange
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Low Groove Bowl
New Industrial Vessel
Mug shapes for a custom order
Set up for a photo shoot
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Extra Large Groove Serving Bowl
Color block vases
Ready for glaze
Whirl Bowl with Red Pebbles
Groove bowls and cups bound for Australia
A full studio
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