Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

Salt Fired, B-mix vase

So, Fuego Friday was a blast. Michelle and I kicked some major ass working the Raku kiln, and got our asses kicked by it. We were tired, though not tired enough to not go out smelling like fire and brimstone afterwards. We managed to have three Raku runs, with only small glitches, as in me tripping over the bars to the cage a few times, and when Michelle and I were in the thick of Rakuing. We were put the glowing orange pots into buckets of newspaper, so there were flames all over the place when Stu walked by and stepped on the hose making it shoot water in our faces. I think both of us about jumped out of our skins, I thought I got hit in the face with fire, and apparently Michelle did too. But, alas, it was jut water and we probably just looked like idiots to our audience. Working the Raku kiln to an audience was interesting. Every time we lifted the cage of and people saw they pots hot red we got oo's and awe's. The boys were working the wood kiln nonstop, and were exhausted by the end of the night, but it was cool to watch. They deserve the badass award. Also, we got to shovel in salt in the salt kiln, which was interesting and we cooked some good s'mores. I enjoyed it and am ready for another.

The Iron Pour did not go as planned to due technical difficulties and they finally poured iron at about three in the morning when there was no more audience, at least the ceramics department has its shit together. I had so much fun.

Also, had a critique in painting today, went well...
Pregnant Seahorse Belly

Halloween tonight, as always it is cold on Halloween, and great.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fuego Friday

The University of Oklahoma School of Art presents "Fuego Friday! Fire and Iron 2006" 4:30- 9 p.m. Oct. 27.
Raku Fired Bowl

Also, we will have a ceramics open house and have every kiln going, including the brand new wood fire kiln and our Raku kiln. Michelle and I will be in charge of the Raku kiln, and people can buy small pots to raku from $5-20. Hopefully we wont break any, but you never know with raku, plus there will be free food. It should be a lot of fun, plus you'll leave smelling like bbq and camping, who could ask for more? Also, since we will have the salt kiln going, there will be s'mores!!! Speaking of s'mores, Ande and I will be having a s'more party soon since we have been using our fire place.

I have just realized that this semester is coming to an end rather quickly as usual. We only have three more weeks of wet work in ceramics, I have a longass research paper due about the same time, I'm supposed to have a painting a week, plus serigraphy! which I assume we will have a critique about that time too since we just finished one the other day. I enjoy screen printing a lot, its fun. So, next semester will not be any easier, just as busy, just as fun. Well, probably more fun since I won't be in stupid Caldwell's class. (Who thinks that students are getting stupider, unless you talk to her face then she loves you, until you are away from her again then thinks your stupid.) I think she's crazy. And, I will be taking Asian Art, which I'm excited about, yay pottery and other pretty eastern things, I love eastern art. Oh, yes, I have plenty of pottery back...will post photos...check out the ceramics photo site--->

Pregnant Starfish Belly

Thursday, October 05, 2006

More Bellys

Pregnant Fish Belly III

More bellys. I worked really hard over the past two weeks to get these done in time. I am going to try and average a painting a week for this semester, I feel so busy, probably because I am. 4 studio classes plus an upper level medieval art history class plus work is a lot for me. I'm tired and I think I will probably be tired until I graduate in two years and then grad school. But, at least I don't plan on working when I go to grad school. So, tired. At least, I have stuff to show for it.

Pregnant Ocotpus Belly