Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The top piece is by artist Julius Forzano. He teaches at the Mesa Art Center and is has been exploring in the art technique printing as well as ceramics. The middle piece is by artist Jesse Armstrong. He is a graduate student at ASU. The bottom piece is by artist Farraday Newsome. She teaches at the Mesa Art Center.
The top photo is of Tom Budzak looking at some of the ceramic pieces in the craft show. The bottom photo is of Tom and his lovely wife Melissa in front of Tom's teapot.
Tom Budzak is a ceramic artist. He has a master's degree in Ceramics from New Mexico State University.He did his undergraduate work at ASU and received a BFA in ceramics. Tom's work is interesting to look at. Every time I look at his pieces I see something new. Nice Job Tom! If you would like to see more of his work check out his website at http://www.tombudzak.com/
Monday, January 19, 2009
After the colander/strainers are bisque fired I will need to prepare each one for the glaze firing. I will clean each piece and put wax in all of the holes and the foot rings of the colander/strainers. The whole process takes about 12-15 hours to make twenty colander/strainers. This does not include the firing process.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Here is a gallery of my work. I enjoy making pottery that people can use everyday in their lives.
My berry bowls are my most popular selling item at Made Boutique in Phoenix Arizona. The Made Boutique is a great shop in downtown Phoenix that sells handmade art by local and national artists. Check out their website at http://www.madephx.com/
I have always found teapots challenging to make. My mom suggested I start small. I make miniature teapots that customers enjoy using for condiments are just displaying in their homes.