Thursday, February 18, 2010

in print

congratulations to Lindsay for her publication in LOG BOOK - the international wood-firing mag. Please be in touch with Lindsay ( if you would like the complete article.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Visiting Artists

Tj, Kent and myself took the trip to Middle Tennessee State University on Wednesday to give artist lectures. We had a great time and enjoyed connecting with the students and faculty at MTSU.

We were able to share our life experience with the arts, our work, our influences, and our time at Arrowmont. The residents were invited by Erin Anfinson, faculty member at MTSU as well as visiting faculty here at Arrowmont. She is a painter and studio artist living in Murfreesboro- please do check out her work! We thank her very much for the invitation and for providing us with this experience.

This is the Todd Building at MTSU: home to the art department. Centrally located on campus, they have beautiful facilities. We were impressed with the space; and the quality of each studio. Our trip to Murfreesboro was timed perfectly to coincide with all the student artwork hanging from a recent critique.

When our lectures were finished, we were able to have one on one studio visits with students. This was a great experience. Having the chance to connect further and discuss concept, approach, construction, professionalism and taking the next steps to remain in the arts after school.

This was the first time we had all been back on a college campus since completing our degrees in the spring. It was great to see the student life and remember the environment that we have so recently come from. Time has been passing quickly since we have been at Arrowmont, seeing the students bustling around was a reminder of how quickly it will continue to go!

Thank you Erin, and MTSU for hosting us this week!

the grand finale

All of us are pulling some long hours in the studio and looking forward to gallery change over when we will be installing our exhibition.
please visit if you're in the area and join us for the closing reception on May 1.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Social Cumulation

TJ and I installed our show at the Roswell Art Center West this past weekend. Titled 'Social Cumulation', we consider the role of social expectations in the presentation of ourselves and our collections. Above is a view of the rear gallery. TJ's drawings are sometimes preparatory to the work, and other times a reflection on it once it has been completed. I installed a wall of plates, elaborating on the surface of the wall with place mat silhouettes and a circular repeated pattern. The Crown jars are thrown and altered with lustered lids and details.
If you're in the area, I hope you'll join us for the closing reception - Feb 26 - 7 to 9 pm.