Sunday, July 29, 2012
Cat planter

cat planter cat planter cat planter

Another ceramic experiment. As usual, the result was pretty different than expected - his face ran and warped in the kiln, and was meant to be rich, dark blue, but came out very pale & faded. I still quite like him but want to try again, see if I can get more accurate line with the glaze.

Also, yknow, a million other vessels in a similar vein planned. I want to try lots of other animal heads and, of course, the ubiquitous girl's face that I seem to produce eternally. As soon as I find an open access ceramics studio in London, more will follow.

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Spears & Cats

spear earrings
spear earrings
tiny cat earrings
I haven't posted jewellery pieces on here in a while. Here are a couple of new-ish earring designs I've been working on. Little cat faces and spears (or feathers, or leaves). In silver and brass, as usual. They're all in my shop should you be tempted.

It's been interesting getting set up for jewellery back in England. I started doing it in NYC and had no idea how to find supplies, casters, and so on back in London. But it's alright! There's a lovely little jewellery district in Hatton Gardens, well stocked with everything I could ever need. Thanks London.

Monday, July 23, 2012
Girlface Teacup

Another one of my ceramic experiments from NYC. This one, the lines of her face were meant to be black and her hair was meant to be dark blue. But hey, glaze doesn't do what you expect, so she has a washy blue face and blue/black/brown hair. She also looks incredibly grouchy when viewed from slightly above, but a bit more placid when you look at her face on. Still pretty grouchy. Go figure.

girl face teacup
girl face teacup
girl face teacup

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Switch on Tiny Showcase

Remember that four-page comic I made a few months back? Perhaps you do. Well, I have exciting news (or at least, news that I am very excited about). My pals at Tiny Showcase have released a beautiful, archival print of the first page of the comic. Man, those guys are good. Not only did they write the sweetest, most hilarious announcement for the upcoming print (seriously, they compare the release of this print to the release of Batman), but they're gonna donate $250 from the sales of print to Médecins Sans Frontières.

In case you wish to order one, they're available right here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Temporary farewells

as god reached for adam
As God reached for Adam, so Lion reached for the cat.

emotional farewells
We had to leave Milo in New York while we get situated in London. Going back for him at the end of the year, but it is sad to be without this creature for any time at all.

Note: the cat is in the exact same place in both these photos. Very little will convince him to move from a spot once he is in it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Girl's head candle holder

Another ceramic piece from NYC. She holds a tall candle in her head- in fact, I'm using her as a candlestick right now. But in these photos her head is empty.

candle holder candle holder

I like how the glaze blurred and moved a little on this one.

Monday, July 9, 2012
Ceramic hands

Greetings from England! My long blog silence was caused by the intense madness of trying to prepare for a transatlantic move. I hadn't quite prepared for that. Thought it'd be a doddle. Well, it was not a doddle! But I made it, man. I'm on the other side of the Atlantic. I live in London now.

And here are some things I made in my last weeks in NYC, which made it safely across the pond, to my amazement. They're just experiments, playing with glazes and techniques. A set of hands. They can be wall mounted, or laid flat. They can hold a candle or earrings or coins in their palms. Ceramic has such a nice feel to it.

ceramic hands black fingers white & dotted lines blue tipped fingers smeared black lines


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