A few more pics of days on the road. These surprise lilies are blooming everywhere. We loved the Mendocino Coast although the curvy road was crazy. Stopped at the Mendocino Art Center and ran into my friend Katherine Rice who was doing some beautiful watercolors for the Plein Air event. We hiked at Point Reyes and saw a lot of elk, then made breakfast burritos in the camper. Did I say, we love our camper?! #mendocinocoast#surpriselilys#camperlife#mendocinoartcenter#roadtrip
Two demo pieces from the Alternative Finishes workshop at the Mendocino Art Center! Liminality keeps surfacing as force in the piece to the right. I’d like to explore more of these forms and surfaces. I feel them slipping through time nicely, not getting stuck on thoughts, eras, or process. The piece on the right is pit fired and the left is smoked.
Day 4 of our 7 day workshop in Mendocino, CA. So far we’ve unloaded and are cleaning up our matte crystal side fire on glaze catchers, pit fire with mica infused bisque Terra Sigillata, ferric chloride saggers. Firing Shino now with wood ash/frit dusting and on and on WOW 😯 these students are amazing!! Tonight we’re going to tour Nick Schwartz’s new wood kiln.
I'm learning a phenomenal amount at this amazing workshop taught by @rockylewycky. Here are some short videos of bisque terra sigillata with mica in it. These already look so shiny and beautiful, can you imagine what they'll look like after firing? Wait to see. . . . #whistlingcowcrafts#mendocinoartcenter#ceramics#terrasigillata
Learned a new glazing and stacking technique today, thanks to @rockylewycky. First we layer on a bunch of different glazes, definitely not a 'less is more' situation. Then we prep our catch basins and stilts. This stuff is gonna get drippy and funky - beautiful on pots, not kiln shelves. Next we get our seashells wadded and place our pots. Finally, we try not to distract Rocky & Travis too much while they carefully load very heavy kiln shelves. Opening up this kiln in a few days is going to be insane. #whistlingcowcrafts#ceramics#pottery#mendocinoartcenter