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.
Looking for some opulent art to install on that oh so plain wall? I've got 3 sets of white jellyfish ready to ship, two sets have this rainbow aura finish on the tops that is extremely hard to photograph! The rainbows glimmer in the light at different times of the day, really catching the eye.
Since these take an extra firing, I will only have these two sets for awhile, so if you want to freshen up your home or office this summer with these babies, cast your net now.
These are the one thing I can't seem to keep stocked in my shop. The thing I thought was the weirdest, is the most popular. Go figure!
The super sandy clay I've been using for these is nice and strong, and has great texture. Depending on where it is in the kiln, it goes from light yellow to dark brown, sometimes all in one vase, it's like a piece of toast.
I love the drippy glaze combo, on the right one, it makes interesting glass drops. It went on a little too thick this time and dripped all the way to the bottom, but I really like the randomness.
The alchemy of minerals, sand, and textures is great fun, and I'm off to make some taller ones.
These three as well as some new blue dandelion rattles were listed in my shop this weekend, check them out HERE.
I've also been flirting with a minimalist style lately. So I've come up with some nice, simple white, gold and leather designs I can wear with anything.
The way this pure porcelain sounds and feels is awesome, wish I could convey it in the photos. The clay is acctually so white it's hard to photograph without colors reflecting in it. I've been field testing them, and they are light, smooth and carefree to wear =)
If you are in the area, stop by for the party. You can also stop by anytime to see my work in the glass case and throughout the gallery. The sculptor Eichinger has a few of these large bronzes in the gallery too, I just love examining his work every time I go in.