Thursday, August 30, 2007

Art Exhibition: Form and Imagination, Women Ceramic Sculptors

September 8th - November 24th, 2007

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8th, 6-9 pm

Form and Imagination: Women Ceramic Sculptors exhibits the figurative art of fifteen female artists from across the United States whose narrative work has been inspired by their experiences as children, mothers, women, artists, wives, or simply as human beings. The sculptures, intricate and embellished, include figurines, dolls, torsos, and still lifes. Some contain a playful twist or fairytale-like quirkiness, while others specialize in irony or satire.

Featured artists include:

Lisa Clague, Cynthia Consentino, Debra Fritts, Linda Ganstrom, Marie E.v.B. Gibbons, Margaret Keelan, Coeleen Kiebert, Beth Lo, Janis Mars Wunderlich, Kathryn Rush, Kathy Ruttenberg, Esther Shimazu, Nan Smith, Cheryl Tall, and Patti Warashina

Special Events:

Forming the Figure in Clay – October 13th, 12-4pm, Fee: $10 adults, $5 children 12 & under. Learn how to form a simple figure in clay. This workshop is for children and families.

Guest Lecture with William Catling – Saturday, November 10th, 5pm

Pottery Market – Saturday, November 10th, 12-9 pm, free

Southern California potters sell their original ceramic artwork.

American Museum of Ceramic Art

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Bathroom Storage, Ikea hack

I was in desperate need of bathroom storage in our new loft. The sink is mounted to the wall, so there is no counter space. When we were shopping for our kitchen I came across these BYGEL accessories. Now there is space for hand towels, tooth brushes, and other bathroom items.

Shoe Storage, Ikea hack

I have been working hard at organizing my new loft living space. We had to install a kitchen, bathroom stuff, and build closets. I purchased a PAX closet from Ikea, but still did not have room for my shoes. I had purchased an AKRUM wall cabinet for the kitchen with the APPLAD doors and LANSA handles. We ended up changing the floor plan of the kitchen at the last minuet, and the cabinet would not fit. I realized that it was the perfect size for all my shoes. I purchased an extra set of the CAPITA legs, and now my shoes have a safe home where nobody has to look at them.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Vintage Ads, Modern Products

Worth 1000 has a few contests going on for advanced Photoshoppers. Boing Boing points to this contest using vintage ads to promote modern products. There are a ton of great ads there, but I really like this one for the Nintendo Wii which was created by gugacardo.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Free Pattern: Sabinette

Berroco has come up with a free pattern for scarf just like this one created by Queen Mud that I posted about a few weeks ago. Berroco's pattern is called Sabinette. I like how the architectural structure of the "rungs of the ladder" pop out like fringe when wrapped around the models neck. You can also see an un-felted version of this scarf here on the Berroco site.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Art or Not on TV

Ovation TV has a new program called Art or Not. I do not have this channel, but was pleased to see that they have many video clips available on their website. I wish there was more programming like this available on a regular basis.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sewn Felt Slippers

Martha Stewart has a template to make your own sewn felt slippers from commercial felt. I would like to make a pair of these with a rubber sole so they can be worn around town.

The Draft Vader Helmet

The talented Ladylinoleum of Monster Crochet has just pointed me to her fantastic Draft Vader helmet creation. She suggested that her Draft Vader should date my Leia Wig. I could not agree more.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ceramist, Laura Zindel

A few weeks ago I was browsing through Ceramics Monthly magazine and came across an article about ceramist, Laura Zindel. As an admirer of bug and beetle designs, I became an instant fan and placed an order immediately for her tumblers. They arrived in the mail and are gorgeous.

If you like these too, you may want to check out the ceramics of Catherine Reece of Village Clay Works.