We did a pit fire two weeks ago, here's some of the results.
Tuesday, March 15
Monday, March 7
Friday, March 4
After a couple of days in Rochester with Mom, Al, and Shani- Liz, Mom, and I went to New York for New Year's Eve, which some of you probably know as My Birthday. One of my favorite things about NYC is the subway. OMG- San Francisco sucks so bad wrt public transportation. I actually thought it was ok, now I know it is really really very sad and pathetic.
Up at the lake house Dad and Meg showed Liz and I the latest improvements to the house. It is amazing the amount of restoration done. I helped with some of it, but these finishing touches are in perfect taste. Bravo guys!
Tuesday, March 1
Friday, February 11
This is the Lake House on Port Huron. My Dad bought this place back in the early '90s, and it was in pretty rough shape. He and I (along with crews of dudes) took to working on it during the summers and weekends. I personally cleaned the outside brick with power washers and corrosive chemicals. Now, it is almost fully restored with beautiful features inside. Liz and I are going to try to make some ceramics for the kitchen.
Tuesday, February 8
This bottle is actually the main reason Liz and I wanted to go to the AIC. We've both been there multiple times, but we hadn't seen this piece. Miyamura is one of a few ceramic artists who have been trying to recreate a glaze from the Japanese historical collection. Check him out if you get a chance.
Friday, February 4
Wednesday, February 2
Tuesday, February 1
Monday, January 31
This is Tammy, the raku master. She lives up in Santa Rosa on a mountainous chunk of land. It is a requisite that your car have AWD to go up the driveway. The red hot pots go into those trash cans full of newspaper and pick up all sorts of carbon. I have more ceramics pics, but there's still the rest of Chi/MI/NYC to get through, so I'll be spicing these raku images in as I go.
Sunday, January 30
I got a lightbox for Christmas and this is the first chance I've had to use it.
I've actually found that I need to bump up the f-number quite a bit. This needed to be cropped but I'm lazy.
This is a raku piece that where I burned horsehair on the outside of it to make the black lines. More coming.
Thursday, January 27
Wednesday, January 26
Monday, January 24
We got up into the upper floors of Alcatraz and that's where they kept the people who had to be entirely separated from the population. These were really for the instigators. This is also where the health care was performed.
Tuesday, January 18
The fog was rolling in the entire time we were on the island. We really got lucky because it held off until we left. Here you can see Mt. Tam, Marin Headlands, and the GG Bridge.