In March, I had the amazing opportunity to be a work study student at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, in David Eichelberger’s Form Focus hand building class. These works were created using bisque molds and pinching. The pieces are finished with terra sigilata.
I was interested in extracting characteristics in existing objects, so that they resembled the original, but were not exact replicas. I still am interested in creating more permanant versions of disposable items, as well as exploring object attachment regarding banal, ephemeral possessions.
My search for ubiquitous objects continues.
Our search does too, ericawine. Thank you for sharing these.
My haul out of the wood firing. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)
Great fortune, @clockworkfeathers!
Penland school of crafts
We love it when you visit, poets.
I’m really lichen it here at #penland with all the fungis hanging around. #pun #sorrynotsorry #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)
We support this pun.
I am in arty heaven #art #artlove #arttour #penlandgallery #penlandschoolofcrafts @penlandschool #shopaholic (at Penland School)
Enjoying this portrait of Daniel Michalik with our morning coffee. He’ll be at Penland teaching a workshop in experimental design using cork, July 20-August 5, and there’s one space left. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to nab it.
Ruganzu Bruno designed and enlisted lots of help in creating the new Penland Luna moth sailing above the stage at Ridgeway. The Luna moth wings are filled with recycled plastic bottles and coffee cans.
The last demo of the @penlandschool #slipcast / mold making workshop. I learned so much from teacher Heather Mae Erickson @hmaemaeceramics . I am so excited to take all of my new knowledge back to my studio and start to transform the @vitrifiedstudio line. Thanks Heather! I highly recommend her classes and workshops!
“👊🌺👊Flower Power Glass Knuckles! (Insert meaning here) The class with @carmenlozar at #penland is winding down. I’ve appreciated this opportunity to make some non functional outside the box work. Penland is quite the experience and I recommend taking a class here if you have the time and $$.”
This is the sweetest bad-ass thank you note we’ve ever received. Thank you.
Robert Mueller, Landmaelinger Island (detail), muslin, coffee, thread, pigment.
Evie Woltil Richner, Burial #12, Ink on Digital Print, 3.5” x 5.5”
Robert and Evie will co-teach a workshop in drawing and printmaking at Penland, July 20-August 5, 2014 at Penland. Email email@example.com to grab a space.
Images from Elizabeth Alexander's workshop, Forms in Paper, at Penland School of Crafts, June 2014.
Work from Neal Rantoul and Chris Benfey’s Word and Image class. You’ll have to trust me that the words were as good as the images. #penlandschool