Friday, February 11

In the Kiln

In the Kiln-lite, originally uploaded by JesseGuz.

This is what the ceramics look like inside the kiln. You can actually see the glaze melting.

The Lake House

The Lake House-lite, originally uploaded by JesseGuz.

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

Hideaki Miyamura AIC

Hideaki Miyamura AIC-lite, originally uploaded by JesseGuz.

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

Paul Klee - AIC

Paul Klee - AIC-lite, originally uploaded by JesseGuz.

See previous post. Famous kiss in the movie happens here.

Seraut - AIC

Seraut - AIC-lite, originally uploaded by JesseGuz.

After the Bean, we went to the Art Institute of Chicago. Name the totally awesome '80s movie this and the next picture are both in.

The Bean with Snow

The Bean with Snow-lite, originally uploaded by JesseGuz.

We came in after a snow storm and the Bean still had snow stuck to it.

Wednesday, February 2

Liz Kissing Herself

Liz Kissing Herself-lite, originally uploaded by JesseGuz.

A return the The Bean.

Tuesday, February 1

The L - Chicago

The L - Chicago-lite, originally uploaded by JesseGuz.

Our first stop on the trip over the holidays was Chicago. Here is a picture of the entrance to the L train. We were on our way to see the Bean and the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC).