Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Upcoming Show at Lakeland Community College 2013

                                                                         Last night, I delivered work to Lakeland Community College in Kirtland OH. for the "from Woman VI Show".  These organic porcelain shapes are hand built and bisque fired to ^ 05 then glazed with many layers and fired to ^10.  The current clay I am using is Jack Troy Porcelain from Standard Ceramics in Pittsburgh PA.  I make most of the glazes I use.  There may be one or two underglazes that I purchase and use from time to time.  I am grateful for the opportunity to make work for this current exhibition. 
Many thanks to the gallery director Mary Urbas and the College for the continued support given to the ARTS.  As a graduate of Lakeland Community College and previous member of the Adjunct Faculty I am very much in debt to the worldly knowledge gained at this institution.  Thank you George Somogyi, my first educator in the ARTS.  You hooked me!  I wish you were still around to enjoy the growth of your students.
Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo

Monday, February 18, 2013

Kiln opening for upcoming show!

Kiln opening of new Porcelain Organic Shapes by Theresa Yondo February 2013
Opening the kiln is always an event.  Each one of these larger organic shapes averaged a four hour glaze session.  Many layers of glaze and brush work.  I have been making  several  various organic shapes for an installation which will be on view next month at Lakeland Community College.  Information about the show is as follows;

from WOMAN VI... Celebrate Women's History Month: Created by women, of women and about women
Curated by Mary Urbas
March 3 - 29, 2013
Artist Reception: Sunday, March 24, 2013 3-5 pm.
Women of Achievement Awards: Sunday, March 24, 2 PM [Sponsored by Lakeland's Women's Center]

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Assembling Clay Shapes

I really do make other things besides hearts.  These two images show the concept stage of an organic flower shape.  I have been making many smaller clay shapes in order to assemble them  into larger shapes like this organic flower.  The flower made it through the bisque firing and is waiting to be glazed.  I am getting ready for a show at Lakeland Community College next month.  The work needs to be delivered in a few weeks.  Off to the studio to glaze for a few hours tonight while listening to the Grammy Awards.
Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

More Hearts

More hearts for American Crafts and Jewels in Carmel!  Never in my wildest dreams would I have suspected that I would be so crazy about making hearts.  The glaze color and pattern have been so experimental.  I just reorganized my chemical area and am wondering what other glazes I can come up with.  YUM!!!  Hey Iva, the hearts are getting plump again.  I only see two hearts on a diet!

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day 2013

FEBRUARY the month of  LOVE.                                  Chocolates, flowers and jewelry usually win out for VD Day, but if you would like to pick up one of my lovely porcelain hearts for your loved one(s) stop by any of these gallery/boutique's for a heart as I will not be standing on a street corner waving my hearts for sale.  I will leave that for the sale of flowers.              
Gestures in Rocky River http://www.gesturesshop.com/
Finestra in Willoughby http://www.finestragallery.com/
and Jeff at Sylvia Ullman American Crafts Gallery has a few of my hearts 12712 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120 (upstairs/dancing sheep is downstairs).
If you are in Carmel CA., you can also visit American Crafts and Jewels to purchase some of my lovely porcelain hearts.  http://www.americancraftsandjewels.com/ 
Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo