December 25, 2007

And the beat goes on...

I know some of you may think this is new for me... all of this blogging and inside information...
The truth is... I would report all day long....I get so "in my head" about the work... and you would never know it if I didn't open my mouth... because the most subtle change can be huge to me... the ripping look stems back to the beginning of my development... when I frankly had no clue about what I was doing...
Not sure I know much more today... just have alot of receipts from clay and junk...
I want to stick with this "new direction and continue it into functional day to day pieces as well..
Of course... there is loss.
I lost the tray and a chip and dip... but... I press on... and it may evolve further... the reality is that it's newish to me but it is not starting from scratch... my work over the past 5 years goes into these pieces as well... I have always fluctuated between refining the work and loosening up... or at least... giving a looser feeling...
I really am trying allow the visceral effect that clay has on me come through the work and I fluctuate somewhere between skin and fabric....
But yet to come is the glaze.... I estimate that I will start very simply... with ones I know... although I have this whole abstract concept in my head to follow the form... freely with a contrast or complimenting swish(more like a swash...) of color... but I have a feeling I may take my time on that... so here is what I've got today...
The studio is pretty messy for me... as I tend to clean up alot to focus better....
Don't ask me how I got in there today(the studio)... Mike really hung with the boys... It's xmas day and being jewish... all we really did was help my friend last night... we were her elves!!! it was fun...and we shared our tradition of chinese food on christmas with her... that is every year... it felt right!
So here the pics are and my best to anyone who reads as I truly wish you happy holidays and a fabulous new year! (but I've been so CHATTY lately.. you may read some more before the new year!)




2 comments:

  1. Hey Judi ..
    Didn't realize you had a blog as well. Cool. :) Found it through Jen Mecca's. Nice to see more of your work as well. Cheers!
    Anne (aka webbpottery on etsy)

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