Via Mrs. John Cusack

Gettin there

Things are getting so busy in the studio ! I'm almost done with my piece for the BFA show, & am working on a huge bottle project for my mold making class that is turning into an entire exhibition worth of objects. I still don't have a camera, so I've been snapping some really awful pictures of the things around the studio !

These are a bunch of cups I was too uninterested in to put handles on, so I glazed them in really thick layers of studio glaze, which turned out mostly nonfunctional & really gross. I made some really great new textures & color combinations I can't wait to try out on some other things in the next couple months !

 I finally got a bunch of bottles & my BFA pieces bisques the other day, but this kiln was actually the rudest when we started him up. I was so scared we weren't gonna get one of the burners to work, because I feel like that's exactly the luck you get doing things so close to a deadline.

I've been working through some feelings, or the ideas of feelings, with the collection of slip cast bottles I'm making which is a lot more of an undertaking than I realized until I put these 25 bottles on my table last night.

 & this is the whole thing ! I'm excited to start new projects after this week is over !!!!


This semester, Im taking a mold making class. So far, I've made 4 bottle molds & a goofy cat. I'm really starting to enjoy the process & have been thinking of so many things to make 100 of.

 I really love how these forms are casting & am having so much fun altering them, plus I've gotten up to producing 12 bottles a day while I'm working on other things.

 Now that i have so many, I get to really play around with what I want them to look like. Hint: I have literally no idea yet !

& then there's my first kiln of the semester 

 But actually, I moved into a new studio & am already outta space ! Things are happening !

As Madonna

I've been really working on getting this ridiculous piece done for the BFA show next month, & I'm finally done sculpting everything ! I lost my phone a couple weeks ago, so I haven't gotten to really show anyone what I've been up to, so I feel like this is probably a good spot to throw everything.

I broke the original sculpture bringing it to school the first week of class, but I kept the base to test (I won't have time though oops). I ended up rebuilding the entire thing a lot larger & reconsidered a lot of the design. 

I've broken the face so many times since I decided I wanted to be able to use this puppy after the show.  Please note that I'm obsessed with artist's tape hehe.

So basically this is it; I think it's really funny, & there's another piece that sits on top as the hair to hold a plant. Also this cat has the sweetest little butthole hehehehehehe. I can't wait to fire these guys !

Two hands

The semester is almost over, & I realized this week how much I've produced. For whatever reason, it really doesn't feel like I've done much (probably my lack of motivation), but there you go !

So at any rate, here's the bulk of my creative initiative since we last talked about it, hope it isn't too boring/ expected !

As it turns out, these frames I've been making are super fragile, so I've been trying to figure out how to piece the broken scraps together to keep functional.

I'm really not having the best time learning mold making, mostly via breaking everything, so I've been trying to use different mold making processes to fit together for my final installation. So far press & sprig molds are my ~*fav*~ (I hardly slip cast anything anymore !)

These are the sprig molds I made of 6 little seashells I found in a shelf I thrifted last year. I haven't tried them out, but I have high hopes for these pups~

Basically, I'm just producing as many multiples as I can before the semester ends. It's so tedious & uncreative at this point, but there you go !

I made a press mold outta this guy that I can't wait to try out asap !!!
So far, these are the only finished pieces I have, but it's way too exciting seeing them after all the trouble I've gone through trying to get them to work !!! (f/ my handbuilt ferrel cat series hehe)

That's all I have on the ceramics front, but I'll try to remember to post something about the goofy paintings I've been making or something later, blah blah blah. Hopefully this mold making business will come together for my final next month. I have some pretty kitchy plans for the final installation, hehe.

Alternate surroundings

Hey hi !

So I know the last time I posted anything, I claimed to be making an attempt to ~blog~ more often or whatever, but this semester's been a little hectic to say the least.
I've been taking pictures of everything, so I figured I'd give y'all (assuming there is a y'all hehe) a little ~photo update~

Obviously just giggling over a Seinfeld ad with my angel realtor on the hunt for our new apartment.

Ok ok, part 1, obviously.
A litte background is definitely required. Last week, I moved into a gr8 new apartment with my friend Tyler. It's kind of dramatic for a lot of reasons, the biggest one being the number of cats we threw into our new little family.

The actual moving was a little crazy. Basically, I'm a packrat & keep way too much stuff. I have a really hard time throwing things away; I'd so much rather give it away so someone else can love my junk as much as I do ! It's a sickness. My movie collection is officially out of hand & filled 2.5 boxes & had to be tucked away in any other box I had room. Follow that craziness with movers packing away my junk then picking up Tyler's junk eight blocks down the street & unloading everything in the kitchen of the new place, 2 blocks down from there. 

But the real thing here is cats. These pups are definitely ~livin the life~ over here in our brand new train apt. They're literally killing me via cute.

(Alec Baldwin's my black kitten, Tegan's the black & white babe, & Tyler's cat Pickle is that tabby man hanging out in my wicker shelves)
My bedroom is definitely the cat hangout; they're obsessed with the train ! The end of the platform is right outside my window, so they have the best cat views !
Also obsessed with the street/ courtyard view from the living room, hehe~
Lots of last minute runs to Ty's apartment & reorganizing, f/ hilarious packing & fridge situations (we've already killed that 30 pack of High life, oops)

 I'm getting too excited about decorating, which is making our little place way cozy. So far, we've gotten the common spaces mostly put together, but my bedroom is still in shambles & either still packed up or shoved in the closet. Eventually it'll all come together, but until then, look how precious my pillow collection is getting, f/ my new pillow (obv of the dreamiest version of Jason Schwartzman) paired with my fav afghan, the sweetest gifts from the my bestie Katie. I'm so obsessed with those skull lights around the circle mirror in our hall, but they're already burned out ? I guess that's what you get for trying to use battery powered Halloween lights as a nightlight.

These guys are probably super off-topic, but first, check out those perf shorts I got at the Tyler's Urban Surplus yesterday & that spooky cat I found staring at me through a window across the courtyard hehe.

Ok, that's it for now ! Leavin y'all with this goofy snap of Tegan watchin a couple a guys on the train platform while I was making breakfast this morning~

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