"That would be all the better wouldn’t it?"
"What separates human from animal? What borders exist between real and imagined, beautiful and repugnant, animate and inanimate?" Lindsay Pichaske (2013 NCECA Emerging Artist)
Low-fire ceramic, artificial flower petals, adhesive, paint
Pecking Order, 2011, Low-fire ceramic, sunflower seeds, beet dye, acrylic paint
Darwin’s Muse, 2012, Low-fire ceramic, 26190 sequins, paint, adhesive, steel bracket
Aristotle’s Foil, 2010, Low-fire ceramic, artificial flower petals, milk paint, oil paint
Where You End and I Begin, 2012, Low-fire ceramic, rooster feathers, flocking, paint, adhesive
The Matriarch, 2012, Low-fire ceramic, sticks, paint, resin, steel, found object (base)
Piece by Lindsay Pichaske, one of the Emerging Artists at NCECA this year.
"All the rest was a different as possible."
"They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse in the middle."
“In increasingly urbanized and nature-deprived societies around the world our most intimate connection with nature tends to be with plants and animals that we have drastically altered through the process of domestication. Wild animals have been turned into pets, genetically sculpted into sweeter, cuter, less dangerous versions of themselves, permanently altered by mans effort to fulfill our own need for relentless love, assistance, amusement and companionship.” - Bethany Krull
“Surrogate (Ducky Duck)”
“Surrogate (Monkey Baby)”
“Starter Pet Adaptation (Toy Rocket)”
"It was sneezing and howling alternately without a moment’s pause."
“My work is an exploration of themes involving the human condition, including sex, death, and our dependency on particular relationships. Through the figure, I am interested in expressing that hidden ineffable aspect of ourselves. We are all susceptible to the lure of our own realities, memories, experiences, and of course we are all vulnerable to our flesh. I think these ideas forge a common connection between all of us that is unbreakable. There is something very primitive and visceral about the need to recognize and relate to another being. We often cling to things that are precious to us, whether it is a relationship, object, or a sense of security. Consequently we tend to disregard the tenuousness of security and stability.” - Christine Golden
“Flying with Waxed Wings”
“Lick Me, Love Me”
Artist Resident needed at Natchez Clay in MS
via John Britt at http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com:
Resident NEEDED immediately!!!
I am in desperate need for a resident at Natchez Clay, MS. My last one got pregnant and had to go home to Florida, and we have been struggling for about 6 months. I work a full time job, so my resident is very important. We haven’t paid the resident in the past, but I would be willing to pay for the right person. I have lost my 2 teachers, so they would need to be able to teach wheel and hand building classes as well as kids classes. Personality is a big factor, because they are truly the heart of the studio when I can’t be there.
We are on the verge of closing if I don’t find someone soon. If the right person comes along, I would be willing to give them my half of the business (retaining ownership of the equipment if it had to be sold in the future). That’s how bad I want it to continue, but I can’t do it myself anymore.
If you know anyone who is qualified, please ask them to contact me right away. We have our Empty Bowls event in February, and if I don’t find someone by then it might be curtains for Natchez Clay. It breaks my heart :-(. I would appreciate you passing this email on to anyone who might be interested.
Donna K. Jones
Natchez Clay LLC
101 Clifton Avenue
Natchez, MS 39120