Friday, January 23, 2009

day job, part 2

still haven't managed to do any real work in the studio. but did have a chance to fire a kiln that contained some experimental pieces. remember my post about current inspirations? here's the rim of a small cup with an overglaze iron decal made from one of the celestial atlas maps. i'm looking forward to doing something with this process at larger scale.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

day job

if i put my name in a google image search, this is mostly what comes up.
and, unfortunately this is what i've been doing since the start of the year.
the charts look sort of interesting all grouped together.
but, i hope to get into the studio soon!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

black and white world

three recent sources of inspiration.

richard horwood's 1790s map of london. "a landmark for its day. horwood intended the plan to show every house, every street, lane and alleyway, every feature, and many gardens in order to serve the needs of the gentlemen landowners, surveyors and public officials of the day. it was to be the first map since 1676 to show every individual property, and it remained the largest scale map of london for decades to come." it took horwood and his team of surveyors more than ten years to complete.

amateur british astronomer alexander jamieson's celestial atlas of 1822.

the voynich manuscript, a mysterious undeciphered illustrated book thought to have been written between 1450 and 1520. The author, script and language still remain unknown. over its recorded existence, the manuscript has been the object of intense study by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including top codebreakers of world war ii fame, all of whom failed to decrypt a single word. the images are as inscrutable as the text.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

the fungus among us

ok, it's not really fungus...three different clay bodies, three different lovely molds...