Saturday, August 23, 2014
Hi. My name is Meagan and I am a terrible blogger.
Let's face it. I have an (almost) 2 year old and an (almost) 4 year old. Most days I feel accomplished if I've brushed my teach and we all manage to get our shoes on the right feet.
I'm still slowly making art. And like many, many other people out there, striving for that work-life balance. It will continue to be an lifelong, ongoing effort. Changing, altering, juggling as we go through the transitions from toddler, preschooler, kinder-gardener, school age, teenager, and beyond...
So, at this point, I'm finding that the quick, short blurbs and easily posted photos of Facebook and Instagram fit better into our life. I make it over to Pinterest for source inspiration and reference information every now and then too. If you're interested (or even a bit curious) you can follow me over there.
Cheers! Thanks for following along on this crazy ride!
Friday, September 06, 2013
How excited was I to receive this freebie download from Ceramic Arts Daily last month?!? I
15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros: Recipe Cards for Low Fire Pottery Glazes
From Linda Arbuckle's Majolica Glaze to Gail Kendall's White Slip to Darren Emenau's MNO Lichen glaze, I just couldn't resist passing this amazing resource along.
If you haven't already signed up to receive email tips, techniques, inspiration and information from Ceramics Arts Daily, you should! It's a fantastic resource!
An opaque glaze that has a more glossy than matte appearance, despite the name. (See the glare on these test tiles without a camera flash?) What I love about this glaze are the little variations, or specks of color that add depth and dimension to the surface.
Semi Matte Glaze - Cone 04
For Color add -
Blue: + 2% Copper carbonate and 0.5% Cobalt carbonate
Jade green: 3% Copper carbonate
These test tiles had 2-3 even coats of medium-thick glaze applied by brush.
Excited to be a part of Made in Florida 2013: Florida Craftsmen Members' Exhibition! The Opening Reception is this Friday, August 2 at the Gadsden Art Center in Quincy, FL. http://www.gadsdenarts.org/
I couldn't be happier to announce the upcoming reception for Pathways and Pastimes: A Collection of Artwork Celebrating National Park and Recreation Month. This is the first exhibit I've organized as the Vice President of Exhibitions for the Ocala Art Group and I am thrilled. (Oh yeah, did I mention that I recently took on that position?!?) The show has work from over 30 local artists, working in a variety of media and styles, so you are sure to find something that catches your eye.
I must say, It feels great to be working with so many other local artists and art enthusiasts to improve the cultural scene in Ocala. One of my goals for 2013 was to become more involved locally, so, why not just jump right in!?
If you're in the Ocala area, be sure to stop by this Friday night!
Had an amazing time (as always) teaching at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg,TN a couple weeks ago. I am always so impressed with the work my students take home with them on Saturday. Yes! After just a 1-week workshop!
Classes started Sunday night, and we firing our first kiln that evening! Some students had no clay experience. Some no glass experience. And some neither. Some were professional potters or glass artists. The skill range is always so varied and one of the things I love most about teaching this workshop!
If you'd like to see more photos, click on over to my Facebook page. And 'Like' the page while you're there!
When I found and tested this glaze a few years ago, it was called "Bubble." Well, this glaze never did bubble for me, but instead created this amazing, old-wrinkled-skin look. If you're a figurative sculptor and need a textured glaze, this is the one for you!
Bubble Glaze - Cone 04
And like most of my texture glazes, it needs to be applied, super, SUPER thick!
If you're in the Ingram, TX area, please stop by! And if you do, I'd love to see some photos of the exhibition.
Having some problems with my blog RSS feed, so I'm posting to test it out. If you receive this, great! Maybe give me a thumbs up or comment to let me know. Especially since I had a report that my comments feature wasn't working either. Yikes!
Thanks for your patience as I work through these issues!