Well, I recently returned from a two-week session at Penland School of Crafts, where I was a studio assistant for my good friend/former employer Deborah Horrell, as well as co-teacher/ slip-casting guru Tom Spleth. It was a truly inspiring and motivating two weeks of hard work. I earned some new processes, including casting with clay slip, and revisited pate de vere, which is a process of packing glass particles in a mold and firing them in an electric kiln. I was very happy with my results and met some awesome folks in the process. Now i just have to figure out how the hell I make everything I want to make and keep it cohesive and marketable. Did I actually just say that?
In other words, I went raz on mongo’s beach, gotta grape gotta silent fountaing installed, got back to mom’s n saw new bread in de dust, I fought tizdale n brought munchies. Here are some photos:
Looking out into the holler from Penland School
Night time exposure looking into de moonlight
A carved plaster cup, upside down, ready for to be had made mold of…
5 plaser cups, just before pouring de molds
6 cups sitting atop they molds ready to has slip poured inside and multiplicated.
2 cup molds, 1 has been filled with slip, left to sit, then poured out, leaving the clay shell vessel. The other mold still este filled with slip.
This a weird tray, levitated and on its own side, one third of mold build with plaster. It has set it up with ready to build 2nd 3rd.
This what mold is looking like after pouring 1st 3rd of mold. It’s weird as hell i know. Im sorry for that but glad i levitated it.
this is looking down on the finished mold of weird tray. It has three parts then i squished it.
This is pate de vere tray in process
looking down on many twizzler cups. they has bottom then top that is different. they are readdy to fire with glazed or raw boned.
3 finished tiny cups in my damn kitchen.
3 different color porcelain with cups at the damn studio.
some fellow classmates work. this lindsay rogers boss bowl with part of an egg box.
this is imogene’s pate de vere sword vessel.
these are sasha’s cups. oops. sasha’s cups just tittied.
This is Jessie Maddox’s silent crystal bowl with drawing entitled “James Franco and Fergie ate pizza in Space, bitch”