Hey all. I have recently returned from a working vacation out to Portland OR, with a tantric jaunt up to Seattle as well. I was fortunate to work again for the amazing and talented Deborah Horrell, whom I worked for from 2008-2010. Deborah is a ceramist, glass artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator, you name it, and the hardest-working artist I have encountered. She is working on a large body of work for a show and book right now, and we were busy as all hell. She was in the thick of two large installations, several enamel paintings, and some solid-cast bird heads. I did what I could to help… Click on de image for bigger pictures.
In Deborah’s studio
Wall installation in progress
Detail of one of the wall installations
The feathers for the wall are a mixture of crushed glass packed into a refractory-paper mold, then fired to fusing temperature. These feathers are about to go into the kiln.
Feathers before wall installation
Enamel bird skull on pate de vere feather
Tricked out, brah.
One of Deborah’s Enamel paintings
Solid-cast glass Crow head
Outside of work, I pretty much just ate tons of awesome food and visited with homies. Jessie came out later on and we took a trip up to Seattle. It snowed like the bejesus up there, and the train ride ended up taking us ten hours. ‘Twas a very inspiring trip.