Saturday, May 22, 2010

This is awesome

Saturday, May 1, 2010

School is coming to an end and I have mixed feelings. I love getting done with all the bs classes, but I am stuck without clay for a long time. I need to keep at it! Planning for it is kind of hard. I'm just going to creep craigslist every day until I find a wheel and a kiln. As we finish up our final firings and school comes to a close I'm a little sad, but so excited at the same time... oh how funny life is.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Here are some shows I'm going to enter. Keeping my fingers crossed bc I've never really entered any shows yet.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So finals are in full swing and I've been busy, busy. I'm trying to figure out something to do in the summer for ceramics. I already scored a kickass job bagging bread for 9 dollars an hour haha. I'm very excited to get out of retial and make decent moeny for a summer job. I'm looking to buy a wheel and a kiln from craigslist this summer and get some pottery business going. I've been selling stuff which is good. I unloaded a kiln sunday and I am firing again this weekend. I went crazy production mode and made a lot of stuff for a sale coming up, but i've been seeling it before the sale haha. It's nice spare cash, ya know, a little spending money and reward for all of the hard work i've put in this semester. i sold a cup order to my girlfriends relative. I didn't have much of a selection in the time she needed. She ended up happy with the cups but wants bigger ones. So I think I'm going to sell her bigger ones for cheaper to make up for it. She still wants the first order and I got a second order out of the deal, thats cool. I also just got an order for two cups and two bowls. That's awesome too.

So hopefully I can get some cash rollin in from these orders and from this sale coming up. I may have high hopes, but I'm hoping to make like a couple hundred bucks. I used a shitty glaze in my last firing so I lost like nearly 10 cups to pinholing. I'm gunna refire them adn sell them for $5 bucks instead of my usual $10 flat rate haha.

I want to raise money for the kiln and wheel... Taking donations hahaha. I don't think anyone has actually even read this, but it's for my record.

I'm going to pitch an idea for a split show with chuck and ben to the students for the bates gallery. I hope I can get a better spot for next semester.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Firin the kiln

Just fired the soda yesterday. everything went great and i cranked it out in 9 hours which was great.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just a start

Some links to blogs that i follow... always follow this for new updates/videos/glazes/tips/projects keith phillips great soda fire artist just found this today, soda fire, glazes, pots, and ... bread? grad student blogs

youtube subcriptions not a fan of his work, but great instructional videos

There's a few things to look at. I really need to get on the ball with my ceramic work. I've really been slacking on the production level. Unloaded a bisque today with two or 3 good pieces vs 2 or 3 pieces i never should have fired haha. Soda firing on Sunday, I hope that goes well. I'm happy to get some pieces into the kiln so I can have work done for crit next week. I can't produce a sculpture for the first project! It's been getting me down! What the heck am I doing? I tried multiple times to produce something to no avail. I'm not too concerned though. I just want to make better work. I think I'm onto something with my sugar and creamer set. I need to stay on that page for more work. I also need to mix oribe for that firing...

I interviewed at campbell pottery today. I was really excited for it and I hope to get the job. I thought i had it in the bag, but I never know with interviews. I've been let down so many times in the past with the idea of a sure thing... It just never is with anything in my life. Everything is so hard. She asked me some funny questions and my favorite/the only one i couldn't answer was, "If you had to furnish a new house with wood furniture, what kind of wood would you choose?" As if I would know... Some contenders for best question of the interview were...
"If you were on bathroom duty, would you be willing to clean up diarrhea?"
Yes, I would most certainly do it! (i would fuckin hate that)
"If a customer asked you to get a pot down from the top shelf and you say certainly, but you get up there only to find a dead bat in the pot, what would you do?"
-weird questions, but i guess it's happened before

So as I'm leaving she asks about Lee Rexrode and my classes and stuff then proceeds to tell me she ahs a few more interviews to get done... I leave somewhat confused and uncertain that I will be getting the job or not. I have my fingers crossed! Wish me luck

Well off to weaving class. Why can't they just cancel night classes tonight? It's getting bad outside, but I love snow storms.