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Saturday, February 14, 2015


Mechanical pencil on post-it. I can't remember what I was working out with this sketch. I like the line quality though.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Collaboration w Fred

...using a graphic that I made using a piece of leather that the cat has shredded.

Artichoke or Pangolin

Handbuilt out of clay patties. Pattycake patties. I made this piece at the student Union craft shop in . Madison my first semester there when I didn't know what to do with myself. It was a nice piece. I'm thinking I should recreate it. Maybe I will

Here it is bisqued and given an iron oxide strain before going into the high fire. Sorry about the fucked up layout on this post. I can't get the blogger software to do what I want, and I'm too frustrated and lazy to go into the html. Sheesh.

Cantaloupe Slip Cast Molds

Because why the hell not?

Conical Paper Cup Holder

Ward 93 has a watercooler that dispenses Solo paper cups, the conical ones? 
That you can't put down? I've never seen one of those stupid brown plastic holders that were supposed to pair up with these cups anywhere around the ward. 
Sometimes I like to have a drink of water at my desk. I'm working on a design for a ceramic holder for a cone full of water. Here's how it's been going..

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