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Blog Post 13 – Photos in Space

This week, our Empty Bowls event raised over $1400 for emergency food bank on campus. Pretty awesome to be able to help! I had my opening in the SpaceLab, which I also used as a portfolio photographing opportunity. I spent a couple of days prepping the walls – knocking in anchors, filling in holes, sanding, […]

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Blog Post Twelve – Crunch Time

This past week marked the start of a very hectic month for me – I am applying to seven grad schools, moving across the river to Louisville, and preparing to leave for India with my dad and brother in mid December. I had a critique last week, and was able to glaze and finish two […]

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Blog Post 11

This was quite the fun week – Didem Mert came to workshop it at IU Southeast on Wednesday, and it was a pleasure to watch her work and hear her insight. Didem seems like a natural businesswoman, and she has a valuable outlook on life after grad school outside of academia. Her closing reception at […]

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Blog Post 10 – Glazing!

This week was all about the glazing: glazing jewelry, glazing mugs, glazing sculptures, my eyes glazing over, etc. I started off by firing Li’l Eddy with my jewelry/test tiles and a coiled mug with a test glaze combo. I got some really interesting stuff, I’m a huge fan of the Rutile Blue over Jeff’s Long […]

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Blog Post 9 – Testing!

This week has been all about the testing. I’m getting ready to fire and finish these two sculptures: …which are both earthenware, except for the porcelain seeds. So, this week was all about glaze testing for glaze/surface combinations. I’m looking specifically for a vibrant glaze for the seeds and pockets, and a funky texture glaze […]

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Blog Post 8 – Athens, OH

This weekend, I got to visit Athens, OH with Brian and Abby to participate in a symposium at Ohio University and see shows, performances, and open studios! It was great, there was so much going on and everyone at OU worked really hard to put the symposium together. It was cool opportunity to socialize with […]

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Blog Post 7

This week, I built the other half of my bumpy pod. The second half was a lot quicker, as I had the muscle memory from figuring out the first half. I included an “armature” which was two large intersecting planes that will hopefully hold the piece in shape and avoid warping in the kiln. It […]

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Blog Post 6

This week, I started building another seed pod inspired by a photo in my book about seeds. (I don’t think there is a colloquial name for the plant, but its real neat.) I built a huge structure with some new cone 6 clay I made, and it was not easy to work with. The day […]

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Blog Post 5 – Pods on Pods

This week I have completed another sculpture in the banksia pod series. Banksia pods are cones that grow from banksia trees in the Australian desert, and are often used in woodturning applications because the cavities provide an interesting design element. I discovered the pods after I had made the first two sculptures, posted a photo […]

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Blog Post 4 – One Month Down

This week I finished up my porcelain nest for my wood-burned piece. Last week you saw the bottom, so here is the finished top: I also roughed out two new pieces to go with one I already made, for a series of three. Once they are fired, I will be stringing them with some type […]

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