Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our Fantastic Mr. Farmhouse

Last week our home and the pottery was featured on the wonderful website Apartment Therapy.

Our good friend and neighbor Aubyn connected us with Geoff Bentz from A.T., who put out the great little article with a catchy title on their site.

Please feel free to check out the link below for a full tour inside our home and a peak at the outdoor elements.

I want to give a big thank you to Aubyn, Geoff, and everyone who left such beautiful and welcoming comments on the article.

It was such a great experience to share with all of you!

We are truly looking forward to more journeys like this in the future...


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Inspiration: Vintage Illustrated Children's Books

This is a new series in which I will share some of the things that inspire me from time to time. These inspirations can either be the light on a wall, a shrub in bloom, or in this case the duotone illustrations from children's books from the 1960's.

Some of the Inspiration will make it into a body of work or be expressed on a specific piece. Some might just be put on the back burner in my mind waiting for the day when it could come out in some way or form.

In this case I found these books on the street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn while taking and evening stroll. I crouched down closer to look at them and opened one up to find these beautiful drawings with amazing swaths of color.

I now have these books down in my studio, and have been looking at them often. I think the color is really inspiring me, since there is now a real lack of it outside at this time of year.

We'll just have to wait and see how these illustrations may or may not show up in some form in my work.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sounds At The Studio, Mid Winter

Now with the studio complete I have been getting back to work, creating sculptures and pottery for an upcoming show (the details to be announced soon) and playing some amazing music.

These are some of the tunes I have been listening to as the snow falls and my hands are molding clay. I know this mix sounds a bit dark, but that's the mood down in the basement studio in mid winter.

I hope you enjoy!