This is what I've been making in my studio in the past few weeks. I'm still really interested in exploring the weaving, mending and repairing theme with paint. I also just put several new Chemex coffee filter drawings in my Etsy shop, and one I did on an uncradled birch panel. I, like everyone else I know around where I live, have had enough grey, damp, cold winter days. But the upside is that I stay inside and work in the studio.
I got to take a look at the freshly printed book of Andy Warhol's drawings from the 50s last week. They are really wonderful. The draughtsmanship is something. I am always an enthusiast of torn and taped paper for drawing. As someone said they are "more Egon Schiele than pop art". The book From Silverpoint to Silver Screen, Warhol: The 1950s Drawings, by Daniel Blau, was published by Hirmir in January. I found a nice article about the drawings and the book over here.
Here is what's been going on over at the ceramics studio. This large vessel on the top left has a removable collar so it can be used in two different ways. The vase to the right is really about a foot tall, so that other one is gigantic. Both are coiled. Then you see the big vessel with underglaze. Below the big vessel has had a wax resist design applied, and then glaze. Maybe it will be out of the kiln next week and I can show you the finished product.
I've been playing with faux bois. I have this little rubber mat with the design on it that gets pressed into the clay. I like it. Below are a series of shallow bowls and plates in various states of underglaze, glaze and on the bottom are finished pieces.
I really look forward to my time in the clay studio. Ingrid Bathe, my teacher, always gives me new things to think about and work on. Just this past week she suggested that I think a little bit about the thickness I want my finished work to be....good thought, and one I always overlook! Much to learn.