Mt. Wellington field trip

Sunday we decided to take the day off, and take a little field trip to the Hobart farmers market, and Mt. Wellington. It was the first time for myself venturing to the big city. It’s a beautiful city sitting right on the water, and Mt. Wellington to its back. It’s about the same size as asheville, and I got a very similar vibe as well. After the farmers market we ate lunch at a burger place called standard.(we have a standard in asheville, but it’s pizza) Once we finished up with lunch we took off for the top of the mountain. You can drive straight to the top which makes for a lot of tourists, like myself.(or as Josh would say I’m an adventurer not a tourist) Even with tons of people it was absolutely amazing up there, rocks cliffs, clay, and the ocean below. Josh, and I were running around, climbing rocks, and taking pictures all over the place. It was an incredible day off, and I’m again very thankful to have Ben, and Peta showing us around.

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Work from the last firing before Australia

Here’s a few bad shots of my work that I managed to take from the last firing before I left the country.

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Tassie Field Trip!

This weekend Ben, Peta, Josh, and myself took a field trip up to Reedy Marsh Pottery, where a great ceramic artist lives/creates by the name of Neil Hoffmann. His place sits in the bush right outside of Deloraine. It’s quite different from most of Tasmania, it’s lush, green, wet, trees everywhere, and is sanctioned as a wild life refuge. Upon arrival we were greeted by Neil, and his lovely family. During our stay at Reedy Marsh, we ate great food, drank tasty wine/spirits, and talked for hours about a number of things. It was truly a magical time in my life that I will never forget. The next day we said our goodbyes, and left to come back to Ridgeline Pottery. We took a different route than the way we came up, and ventures threw the Great Lake/Central Plateau region of Tasmania. It was some of the most beautiful Terrane I’ve ever seen. I want to say thank you to Neil and his family for being wonderful host, Ben and Peta for taking us up, and Josh for inviting me on this grand adventure.

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Swipe residency in Australia

To those who don’t know. I’m currently in Tasmania with Josh Copus, doing a residency called SWIPE. (slow working institute for pragmatic expressionism) The residency is put on by an amazing ceramic artist, and friend by the name of Ben Richardson, founder of Rideline pottery. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to create, communicate, and explore along side Josh, and Ben. I’ve been here for almost a week now, and am absolutely blown away by Ben’s knowledge of the material, and process. I’ll be here till the end of April, and then will be headed to mystery bay for a international wood firing conference, where Josh will be presenting. I can’t thank these guys enough for allowing me to share this experience with them.

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7 onngi jars in 7 days

For the past 7 days I have been learning to make onngi jars. I made one jar each day for one week. I still have so much to learn about this amazing technique for building vessels. I’ve gained so much knowledge about the material threw out this past week. I look forward to seeing where things go from here.

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Finishing fall concentration/Flanders gallery show

I’m finishing up my 8 week studio assistant position with Karen Newgard, and Liz Sparks at Penland school of arts and craft. It’s been a pleasure working alongside Karen, and Liz, I’ve learned so much. Thanks y’all! I have some new work from these past 8 weeks, check them out and let me know what you think. I also have some work in the Flanders gallery as well as my good friend Jon Graham in Raliegh NC, if your in that area stop by.

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Last firing/summer penland

Been a while, but here are some pictures of my most recent work. Also have a few sculptures I made while I was at penland this July. Just arrived at penland for fall concentration, so keep a look out for new work coming soon.

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