August 16, - September 16, 2013
Reception: Friday, August 16, 6 - 9 pm
Flora and Fauna at
Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery
1409 S 900 East, SLC
Maurine (my wife) and I will have a show this summer at Charley Hafen's gallery.
We may change the name for the show, but for now Flora and Fauna does fit.
Maurine will have her watercolors of roses.
I will have my aquatic themed pottery.
I am designing a second round of them for this show.
A new and improved set of Jelly Fish lamps, some new octopi and squids.
I think that these should be my best work yet. I have worked out some sketches and
designs and am starting on the construction.
March 15 - April 12, 2013
Reception: Friday, March 15, 6 - 9 pm
Clay Arts, Utah show at Art Access
230 South 500 West #125, SLC
Clay Arts, Utah has a show at the Art Access gallery.
The theme was "Biomimicry: Innovations Inspired by Nature."
It was an interesting and varied show.
I had two pieces accepted to this show, a Squid Vase and an Octopus Jar.
The Squid Vase is one of my first completed pieces in my current series of
aquatic themed works. It was fired at cone 10 with a carbon trap shino.
Most of the color variation is due to variations in thickness of the shino.
This piece SOLD during the show.
The octopus jar was completed in my garage studio at cone 5.
It represents the start of my newer works. It is glazed with a commercial glaze
and highlighted with gold overglaze.
Associated with the show, there is a nice article mainly about me on the Explore
Utah Science web site. My Squid Vase was also featured in the April 24th, Salt Lake City Weekly
with a blurb about the Biomimicry show.
What I'm working on now
(April 26) I have two octopi pots that I am attaching tentacles to and a mug design that I am working on.
I took a little time to put together a Theremin kit. That may seem like a strange aside,
but it really does fit in. A Theremin is an example of a proximity sensor. I am thinking of using
a theremin like antenna (and perhaps the circuit) in a jelly fish lamp.
Looking to the future, my next big milestone will be on May 22. That is when
I need to get 5 photos to Charley Hafen of pieces that will be in the show.
I have that many old pieces that I can use, but I would like to get at least one
new piece in that set.