Saturday, April 23, 2011

Culminating Exhibition Pictures

Close up of the Cased Spirals

Oh the joys of graduating!  After being up for only a week, last night was time to take down the show.  I kept telling myself that I wouldn't wait until the very last minute to take photos.  Did I do that? Of course not.  So I thought I was getting some pretty good images for not having a professional setup.  Then when I downloaded the images I realized I didn't have my white balance set properly.  Ugh!  So somewhere in the last four crazy weeks of school I'll try to set stuff up again in my "home photo studio" and take some more shots.  Hmm...

Left view of the gallery

I had  the reception on Wednesday night with lots of students, faculty, friends and family in attendance.  I had a lot of great feedback and my mom was a trooper for coming with and being there for moral support.  Thanks everyone.

Down the center

Right side

Monday, April 18, 2011

NCECA 2011

Susan Beiner

I finally got my BFA show installed and it opened today.  Big sigh of relief!  It looks great and I will have some images soon.  Now I can take the time to catch up on work for my other classes.  That is if I can resist finally looking through all of my NCECA photos.  NCECA stands for National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.  Every year there is a huge convention and this is the first time I have ever been in all the years I have been involved with clay.  Phew, what a whirlwind!  I had a great time looking at all the work.  It is just incredible to see it in person.  I love the work of Susan Beiner.  The juicy, colorful glazes, texture and use of mixed media really draw me in.  I could spend a lot of time getting lost in her pieces.

David S. Smith

I have started working with cone 10 and cone 6 porcelain and exploring the translucent qualities.  I was excited to see Poison Ball, by David Scott Smith.  This is made from cone 6 translucent porcelain.  His pieces are really great in a darker environment but the detail even in the bright gallery was intense. 

Now it is back to cracking the whip.  There are only five weeks left in the semester and I want to get as much out of it as I can!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

BFA Culminating Exhibition

Thinking Through Round

A Culminating Exhibition 
For The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Kelly Daniels
English Porcelain, Cone 10 Reduction

After a hiatus of I don't have any idea how long I've finally decided to update everyone on current events.  I have been spending the last couple of months preparing for my culminating exhibition for my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics. I install the show this weekend so I have been rushing around trying to do all the last minute prep.  I am completely exhausted.  Mentally mostly.  I think its from all the expectation of the last four years.  I keep telling myself that this isn't any harder than any of the craft fairs that I've had to pack up and drive off to.  Hmm, but maybe taking three studio classes in my last semester was a bit too much.  You know, I just wanted to learn everything I could while I still had the opportunity.  I'm like a kid in a candy store.  The show opens on Monday and my reception is on Wednesday at 5pm in the BSO Gallery at Chico State.  Hope to see you there!