Thursday, March 17, 2011

Work Plans & Dreams

Wonderful news, I once again will be selling my wares at the Crafty Wonderland Mothers Day sale so mark your calenders for May 7th. All the profits made from the sale are going towards my transportation to grad school. Yeah gotta pay off the last of my newish car while still having enough money for moving costs.

I have spent a lot of this week in the studio making as much work as I can while still being mindful of what I'm making. It my principle to never produce soulless objects for the shear purpose of profit. No matter how much I need the money I don't want that to distract me from whats really important.

Karin Seufert

On another note; I am already pondering my plans for after grad school, long term goals and the things I have always dreamed of doing like travel. I have never been out of the US other than Canada and to travel the world for a year hunting down amazing ceramic art works is something I think about. There is so much beautiful work happening right now that I want to find it, photograph it, interview the artists and perhaps compose book. I mean just look at these amazing pieces that are being created in Europe, they make me swoon especially Karin Seufert..... even though its not made out of ceramic. I want to know more about these people and the things being made outside of the US.

Peter Hogeboom

Marta NAGY

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Discover ye Dwelling

I'm experiencing a life high. I got excepted into grad school, found and bought the car I REALLY WANTED, have amazing supportive friends and family and its my birthday this weekend. Yay to getting older..........hummmm.......Yay to being alive!

I had a great time visiting the University of Minnesota, meeting wonderful people and looking at art. I was graciously hosted by artist Jess Hirsch her Boston Terrier named Scout and her charming kitty Walter. I think me and her pets bonded, but it could have just been that I brought them treats. The school was beautiful and the program was different from anything I had ever been exposed to. I have lots to mull over now and am very torn between which school to choose. Ahh choices, but at least I have choices.

Amazing dwellings right! I just discovered Terunobu Fujimori featured in Dwell magazine and was fascinated with his approach to creating his designs. He also carves models of his houses out of solid wood which become fantastic sculptures within themselves. I'm enchanted by these two little tea or meditation houses he makes that look as though they could walk or fly away.

Since about 5 years ago I have been getting more and more focused on the idea of what makes a home, what fills it, how we interact within our spaces and take refuge from the world within a confided space. Where and what will my sanctuary be in a matter of months or years from now?