Work table on casters that I built out of timbers taken from the roof of the studio. My little L&L I bought back in 1991 is on casters. Office desk & dumpster dived stereo with turntable.
Looooooooong time since posting so a reboot effort is needed for my website. Classes are over at PSU so I’m dedicating the summer to my solo exhibit at Salve Regina University’s Dorance H. Hamilton Gallery that I start installing Sept 20th. I’ve attached some pics of the updated and lived in studio.
I have been working intermittently making Yunomi. These have been quick studies that I only allow myself a day to construct and act as boiled down versions of my work with a function slant. They can be used…but who will?? Interesting that when people pay a certain price for a functional piece they don’t use it. Price precludes function. I’m curious what the cutoff is?? My guess is $75, my personal cutoff is $60, but who knows? If you know or think you know feel free to inform!! If nothing else my dad will be happy since I’m making “Something cool that you make and people can buy.” This relates to something Sandy Besser told me when he bought some of my work “Be careful of your prices. You could end up being your own best collector.” Sandy gave me a financial boost years ago when he bought a few of my pieces and I was sad to hear of his passing.
First day in the studio that felt like a real studio day. Turned on the stereo, started the music and don’t remember the mix stopping. I’m upping the scale a bit and making absurd Rube Goldberg cyborg contraptions that don’t know how to work. I stayed up late last night to finish what I was working on since the clay is drying out quick and I want to start on other contraptions.
Yesterday’s music selection started with Beck but what stuck in my head was Beastie Boys/Santigold Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win(RIP Yauch and the Beastie Boys as we know them). It has a killer trumpet hook. After we made pizza for dinner Graham, Marylena and I danced to that song. End to a great day!!