Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my family, friends and followers.  Thank you for all of your support as of late.  I'm thinking happy, lovely, mushy thoughts 'bout y'all.  I found this heart in Upper Bidwell Park last Sunday.  It looks like it might have been there since last year.  I like the way the grass is starting to sprout up around the rocks.  Have a lovely week!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Silk Screen Transfers For Clay

I've gotten seriously behind on posting to the blog o' sphere as of late.  I have had so many things occupying my thoughts lately, not the least of which is my rapidly approaching culminating exhibition.   I did take some time to drive down to Berkeley this weekend and attend a one day workshop with Forrest Lesch Middleton, hosted by the glorious trio, Christa Assad, Rae Dunn, and Josie Jurczenia at their Berkeley studio, Fourth & Clay.  What an awesome time I had!  These ladies are wonderful.


Applying the printing medium to the screen.

Print Samples

Forrest did an excellant job demonstrating his silkscreen transfer techniques.  Wow, I can't wait to try it out.  I actually already have a screen exposed and this was just the impetus I needed to get to printing.  I was awestruck by his method of placing the image on his forms and then continuing to throw and shape the piece.  It was delightfully inspiring.

 Ta Da!

Is this when you told us that joke? 
What's said at Fourth & Clay, stays at Fourth & Clay!

Forrest will be teaching another workshop next weekend at the Sonoma Community Center so if you didn't make the last one you still have a chance to catch up!