Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Good Gesture

First project in my wheel throwing class: construct a building out of clay. This is a church from Brazil. It is hard to eliminate your style from anything you do and so this building swoops and leans. Luckly for me it looks alive and not sloppy.

Meanwhile, I received this in the mail a few weeks ago, a belated birthday gift from Andy, purchased while he was on tour this summer. The artist is Scott Young. It is painted and cut out masonite. Someday we will have live chickens.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tint Troubles

I'm glad I wasn't the only one having troubles mixing ink yesterday in the shop. Katy asked me for advice as I created so many fleshy shades for a screenprint, it looks like I am working for Cover Girl. The last of the unfinished summer projects, here is layer one of four for the Where You From zine (volume 2).
If only the layout was done for the inside.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to School!

This morning the ride to school was cool enough to be wearing a sweater even if it is 90 degrees now. I have been running between the ceramic building and the print shop. And finally, I finished two of three summer projects before the autumn equinox. Here they are: Keep Writing number 22, a collaboration with Becca Hebert and a special Ladies of Letterpress postcard exchange.
Tomorrow: zine covers will be silk-screened with screens I burned a month ago. All this and homework too.