Thursday, April 23, 2009

research

Some porcelain pieces have been bisqued and are ready to glaze. Two favorite books for inspiration are listed here. Seto and Mino Ceramics from the Freer Gallery of Art, U. of Hawaii Press. Mimbres Pottery Hudson Hills Press, NY.

Monday, April 20, 2009

ceramics

8:30 a.m. Gus and I are listening to Ron Carter. Ceramics has taken me out of my painting studio. I'm working in porcelain throwing bowls and plates.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

the "Season"

Busy time of year here in Florida. The Museum docents came for a visit. My Kappa Alpha Theta alumni group came for a luncheon. The Art Chixs group that I'm in meets here tomorrow. We will be making collage pins. Finally, there's construction next door. Busy. The painting "Western Light" just sold. The patron also bought Gus' dog sculpture to place on their table in front of the painting. The money will go into our granddaughters' college expenses.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

spring evening dinner party

Some good art books: Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton
Omega and After Bloomsbury and the Decorative Arts
by Isabelle Anscombe
Objects of Desire by Thatcher Freund
Making the Mummies Dance by Thomas Hoving

Some other books I've been reading: Longitude by Sobal
The Man Who Loved China by S. Winchester
The Future of Life by E.O. Wilson
River of Doubt by Millard
Thunderstruck by Larson