Monday, August 31, 2009

The Electric Studio

A few postings ago I talked about my kiln needing new elements. Last night John finished working on my Cress kiln and I could not resist snapping an image of John peeking out of the kiln while he was pinning in the new elements. The Cress kiln I have does not have rings that separate thus you need to climb inside the kiln for any repairs. I will be bisque firing tonight in my beautiful refurbished kiln. The name of John's kiln repair business is The Electric Studio.
Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Artseen Gallery in Vermilion

This has been a very busy week.

Today two narrative vessels, one teapot, four small plates and three small bowls are on their way to Artseen Gallery in Vermilion. The show titled

noc members exhibition 2009

will be on view from September 5th - 20th. I will fortunately or unfortunately be missing the opening as I will be taking a wee vacation next week.

Artseen Gallery: September 5-20, 2009. 5591 Liberty Ave, Vermilion,OH. 44089. An exhibition showcasing the ceramic artwork of Northern Ohio Clay artists. Opening reception date: Saturday September 5, 4-8 pm.
Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago

The Second Lillstreet International Drink: Functional forms for Every Libation at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago opens September 14 and closes October 11, 2009. The opening reception is Saturday, September 19 2009 3-6pm. This jar and pitcher with tray was juried into the exhibition and has been shipped and is on its way to the Art Center. Lillstreet is a wonderful Art Center that offers a wide range of classes in Chicago, IL.
Check it out if you can.
Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ohio Designer Craftsmen in Columbus

Ohio Designer Craftsmen is such a great organization. When I first started marketing my clay work in the 80's, A Show of Hands stores were there to guide my way. The stores have since closed but the organization is still working hard for craftsmen. O.D.C. also founded and still runs the Ohio Craft Museum.

This work will soon be on it's way to the Craft Museum's gift shop which was founded in 1993. Every year there is an annual member's juried exhibition. I had the great fortune to have a pitcher juried into the Best of 1995 exhibition which won a purchase award for the Museum's permanent collection. The museum is located at 1665 West Fifth Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43212
614/486-4402. Free parking is available on the east side of the Museum.

Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Positive and Negative Space

We all see line differently. Kind of like looking at the clouds with a friend and pointing out what you see in the shape of the cloud. Line is like that too. Especially when people have such things as dyslexia. I avoid doctors mostly because I don't like labels. I never have been diagnosed as having dyslexia, but some days my brain just fires backwards. You know like when I turn left when driving when I should turn right. I think that is why I gravitated toward working with wax resist on the surface of clay. When applying the wax, you are working with line in reverse. You are imagining what the glaze will look like around the line. Definitely a different approach to the surface of an object.
Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo

Monday, August 3, 2009

Small Bowls

I had so much fun with the plates (see last post) that I thought I would try a similar series of pattern, dot and line with these small bowls. Most of the bowls are only about three inches wide and two inches tall. This size bowl is so versatile. I am constantly using this size for spices when cooking or filling with trail mix for a snack. I am getting ready to stock another gallery so I am busy making and glazing.
My last cone 10 electric firing took 20 hours. Would you say it is time for new elements! The kiln was drawing 48 amps when it should have been drawing 60 amps. I am surprised the kiln even made it to temperature.
Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo