"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.
Piece by Renee Brown at the NCECA Biennial exhibition.
NCECA 2013 pt.2
More favorites from the NCECA exhibitions in Houston this year.
A figure by Andréa Keys Connell at the NCECA Biennial.
It was very surreal to see this in person. The scale, lean, and expression of the figure was emotionally overwhelming and something you have to experience to understand.
NCECA 2013 pt.1
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference was in Houston, Texas during March this year. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the exhibitions.
I don’t have the artist’s names for the following pieces, and I would love to have them!
The 28th annual Alabama Clay Conference was held in February. It was a wonderful weekend full of artists, demonstrations, vendors, lectures (including Garth Clark, Bonnie Kemske, and Magdalene Odundo), and community!
I was asked to be a demonstrating artist assistant this year, so I got to help Dirk Staschke by using his press-molds to make vegetables for his sculpture. Dirk was a nice guy and I had a fabulous experience!
Here are a few photos of the demonstrating artists at work!