I throw clay.
"To live as artists in the moods and materials of life! To use our plasticity, yet to seek the truth of being and inner form that belong to us individually as a living clay vessel, to discover and to take our form in freedom and obedience. Not to sell ourselves short as less interesting, less beautiful and stirring and mysterious than the things we make - less visionary and hopeful and intact. And to realize that we do not win our depth and our innerr form and our texture and our truth of being without the fire. Ordeal by fire. There is no substitute for transformation of the body."
M.C. Richards from Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person.
- Shared Studio Space
- Keeping Centered
- Being Influenced
Shared Studio Space @ The Wherehouse is a unique, group based, work area. Currently there are over 6 artists who work with different types of media (photo, clay, video, paint, graphite, steel, stone, etc.). Therefore, I have the opportunity to be influenced by the forms produced by media that classically have no relationship to clay.
SSS 305 is in its infancy. I, along with my colleagues, really have no idea how much we influence or inform one another. It'll be interesting to see what unfolds in my work over the next 6 months. Check us out 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.
There is a huge space dedicated to clay work. I am fortunate to be sharing this area with two other clay artists.
"If people work together in an open way with porous boundaries - that is, if they listen to each other and really talk to each other - then they are bound to trade ideas that are mutual to each other and be influenced by each other. That mutual influence and open system of working creates collaboration. -Richard Thomas
- The Face Jug
There are no reasons.
The Face Jug
The face jug was first made by enslaved black potters. The face(s) was meant to keep away curious children from stealing the herbs, medicines, and personal items of the potter. The art form was almost lost and then revived by potters in North and South Carolina to off-set lost income in the 1920's and 30's.
I first learned to make face jugs while working at Dan Finch Pottery Studios in Bailey, NC. he takes an artist freedom to add beads and other materials.
The best way to contact me is to drop by the Shared Studio Space @ The Wherehouse or to stop by The A-Space Gallery.
The ASpace Gallery
110 W. 7th
Silver City, NM
Shared Studio Space @ The Wherehouse
305 S. Texas St.
Silver City, NM