It's been an exciting year already! Two big pieces of news...
I spent Christmas break and most of January working on a commission for Royal Caribbean. Their art consultant ordered 6 giant jellyfish for the ship Voyager of the Seas. The right photo is with one of my regular sized jellyfish! They will be hanging on both sides of the bar in the adults only solarium. I love the idea of them floating hundreds of feet above the sea, touring the Caribbean!
Secondly I did an interview for Voyage LA magazine. They interviewed me for their "Though Provokers" section. Here is a quote on what success means...
"Success as an artist is simply being proud of the work you put out and always moving forward with endless curiosity."
This weekend! Come get your shopping done early and relax the rest of the season. I will have a huge selection of crystal mugs to choose from as well as my usual Ocean-themed work. Come Friday evening for the best selection.
Each mug is inlaid with a carefully selected semi-precious stone. Designs vary from baroque frames to mandalas, forest themes and deep space.
A new glitter glaze came out just in time to use on this new line, it compliments the sparkly stones perfectly! They are a piece of art you can use, and a lovely gift for a treasured person in your life. Start everyday with crystals and coffee! Most are a large capacity of 16oz for the serious coffee or tea drinker, like me.
Happy 2018! To start off this year, I've been re-stocking some favorites in my Etsy shop, such as these stone look mushroom bells.
I love how each one gets toasted differently in the kiln.
There's also some new bells stamped with Indian wood block stamps I've been meaning to use, along with hanging crystals I picked up at a local gem show. The gem shows are full of so many sparkly things it's hard to decide, and picture how to incorporate them into ceramic art. I decided to hang them with wire so they can work as a wind-catcher and also sparkle in the sun.
This new year I am also planning my first trip abroad. Squeeee! I'll probably want to come back and start making meditative tea bowls. Japan has such a long, beautiful history of Ceramics, I can't wait to see it in person.
For the next month, I'll be furiously making more new Jellyfish wall sculptures, and finishing up commissions too.