Tuesday, March 29, 2011

tuesday funday

working on working out this layering glazes thing and thinner lines

and a 6 person dinner set. (bowls, plates, cup, serving bowl)

wish I were at NCECA though. So close yet so so far. It's a 4 hrs drive... but with an attached 15 month old it's just not going to work out. We are at the height of separation anxiety, I'm lucky to pee alone without a meltdown from Hunter.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

new ideas floating about, test tiles and pots

and then some ideas floating about in my noggin.
I'm trying to explore ways of applying color and my drawing style

I think the layering of colors in a painterly way is a pretty decent breakthrough. Adds depth and space. The pictures don't exactly do it justice since the colors I chose to layer are so pale anyway... but I'm pretty excited.

Here are some that didn't look so great. This was the white engobe over clay body and then translucent glaze over it. The translucent glaze is just flat and thick. Perhaps thinner... but the layering underglzes in the above tiles worked so much better.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The (motherhood) balancing act...

So no surprise that I don't get to work as much as I'd like to, and I have to turn down many custom orders to work on one person at a time. I just don't have the time. I think about sending Hunter to day care or pulling all nighters but reality is I can't do either.

Hunter is 15 months today and I thought it would get easier with time, that I would get used to it, find a routine/rhythm... ha... ha? Little man pulls fast ones, he's like a ninja. He's hit the major separation anxiety stage, which is exhausting.

Good news: I can sketch and lay out plans while playing with him.

Bad news: I'm not in the studio making.

Good news: my sketch book is full and it is exciting stuff.

Bad news: I'm not making.

and on top of everything we are **thinking** about having another baby. I'm so torn. I love being a mom, I want my son to be a big brother and have someone to grow up with. I see larger familes and know that the pay off would be great... just have to give up my art for a little bit.


Jen Mecca, Judi Tavil, any other moms out there.. When were you able to find a balance? How did family planning and your desire to make work out?