Monday, September 10, 2012

Learning lessons from the Ladies' Man

Ah, yes.  As Leon Phelps once put it "Shit will work out. Shit will randomly work out!" And it has. 

I came back to Asheville from my Snow Farm summer and had to deal with lots of stuff.  Getting some work pumped out for shows, finding a new place, finding a new job, and dealing with what we Snow Farm instructors like to call "Post-Snow Farm Depression".  This is the month it takes you to get over missing Snow Farm and all the wonderfulness and amazing people, teachers and students both included.

So how did shit work out? Well we found a new place literally days before our old lease ran out.  I was stressing hard core.  During the move, after a month of looking, I finally found an awesome job! Literally, we moved into the new place and 2 days later I started this new gig. I am working for a slip caster nearby in Brevard, NC.  The project we are working on is making the street name tiles that will be set into the sidewalks in New Orleans.  Pretty awesome.  Here is an article about the project and Nick
(the artist on the project):  The team Nick has working for him is serious quality and I am so excited for how much I am going to learn working with all of them. 

I finished some new wall boxes.  I am pretty excited about their surfaces. Here are a couple:

I have been incorporating more references to physics and gotten pretty darn good at painting Times New Roman in size 14 font. We won't talk about the time one word takes.

So, when I returned I was pretty stressed about finding a new place, new job, getting work to all the shows I had lined up...So I have taken care of all that! YAAY!  But no time to relax, now I have to integrate my new work schedule into my studio schedule, and make work for a large exchange show that is going to DC and make some stuff for various other this and thats.  These are good problems to have. 

We had our opening last Friday for the resident exchange show with St. Pete Clay.  The opening was tons of fun.  We definitely felt the absence of recently moved on (as in to new opportunities, not the other "moved on") residents.  It wasn't the same without Erin and Bailey to celebrate with.  We performed some of their dance moves to bring their spirit to the opening. We also took this picture so we could have a picture with them, or as close as we could get:

   We miss you guys!!!

Also, I am really excited about the wall installation I am working on for the Flux exchange show.  The layout is going to be similar to the piece below, but instead of having fabric in the center its going to be all clay. The surface will be treated similar to the wall boxes pictured above.  I am really excited and I can't wait to see it finished!

So, more to come soon!   Best to you all!


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