Hi everyone –
I'm headed to Seattle in a couple of hours for the NCECA conference, but I just thought I'd take a moment and write a quick update on what's been happening at the studio during the spring. Things have been busy at school at again as I've worked with my students over the last month or so teaching them how to build a small train kiln. Ian Shelly and I finished the welding last weekend, so the kiln is about done – just a few minor little things need to be done. Now, all we need is wood .. maybe the students will fill our wood rack with nice split wood while I'm in Seattle!?
Anyway, here are a few pics from the build ..
I also finished this piece after MUCH work, and some trials and tribulations ..
There are a few more images of this work in the gallery section of my website, so check them out when you get a chance. With this work, I've worked to develop a new approach to assemble the work. The new approach is stronger, but more finicky and time consuming, however I think I'll be able to transport them better for exhibitions.
I've also been working on some work that is moving in a more geometrical direction. I'm not completely sure where this exploration is going yet, but I'm excited to see what happens ..
That's it for now, better get on my way to SEATTLE!