Friday, March 16, 2012

Penland Rocks!

Today marks the end of my first week here at Penland.  We have had an amazing time so far!  Weather up on the mountain has been quite dynamic.  We've had warm weather, up to 75 degrees a couple of days ago followed by thunder, lightning and downpours.  Then it is back to clear and beautiful.

I love how the mist settles in between the hills overnight.

Kathy has been teaching us a number of different techniques.  This is my EZ Screen waiting for the sun to come back out to be exposed.  We have also been working on photo litho transfers and have had demos for multi part constructions but I keep forgetting to take my camera into the studio with me.  Lol, even though my bedroom is only 200 hundred feet away, if that.

Here is the group shot while waiting for the sun.  Kathy King is in the black and white.  She is awesome!

Drying in the sun, finally.

My space in the studio.  How did I make such a mess in such a short period of time?

Here are a few of the mugs I have started working on.  I'm still trying to figure out how to balance my work, studio, and personal time.  I haven't made as much work as I would like to but this weekend is free of classes so I have big plans.  And I get to do my laundry!  Really, it's the small things in life, like clean underwear, dontcha know?

Next week, Jason Bige Burnett, will come to the studio for a guest appearance and demonstration of screen printing with underglazes.  The group will also be going on a field trip to the studios of some Penland area clay artists.  Woo hoo!  I can't wait.


gabi said...

Looks like you´re having an amazing time and i´m a little bit jalous :-)

So crisp those new mugs look, love the colors.

Maybe you can get hold of a recipe for a "sinter engobe". I´ve recently fallen in love with Spectrum´s sinter underglaze, but these no way to buy them here in Denmark.

Hope you get a lot of work done over the weekend and please remember your camera. We all want to see what you´re up to.

I know the feeling of the 200 mtrs to my living quarters becomes 200 miles when I´m in "clay-world"

I wish you a splendid weekend.

Linda Starr said...

I love those new colors on the mugs and what views you have.

cookingwithgas said...

Penland is a great place to be- I hope you do get out some and visit with some potters as well as work like crazy!

Lori Buff said...

Penland is magic. Don't even try to balance the time, just go with the flow. I see a couple of faces I know in your class picture, besides Kathy I recognize James and Rachel (I worked set-up in the kitchen for Rachel). You're making me homesick. Have fun.

m said...

Wow, super mugs!
were those made with ez screens?