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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Where to find me

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. 

facebook.com/MeaganChaneyGumpert

instagram.com/meaganchaneygumpert

pinterest.com/meagancgumpert/

Cheers! Thanks for following along on this crazy ride!

Meagan

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Tamara Dillon commented on 23-Aug-2014 02:50 PM
Keep up the beautiful work!
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 01-Sep-2014 01:16 PM
Thanks Tamara!
Cathy commented on 12-Nov-2014 01:31 PM
Meagan,
I love the rhythm and movement in your work. It is an inspiration to me as I too try to balance work and art.
Can you tell me how you hang the pieces of your wall sculpture?
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 17-Nov-2014 02:34 PM
Hi Cathy,

Thanks for your comment.

Most of my wall pieces are hollow, slab build forms. The back of the piece has holes in the slab to accommodate a screw/nail that is in the wall. Nothing fancy, really. Hope that helps!

Best of luck to you on your work-life balance adventure!
Meagan
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Behind-the-Scenes Video via Artist-Alley

Curious about my clay hand-building process? Or just want to snoop and see what the inside of my studio looks like? The great, local gallery I'm a member of has started a new video feature on their Facebook page - "Behind-the-Scenes with Artist-Alley Artists."

Click on over and check it out. Oh, and be sure to 'Like' the page while you're there. More great Behind-the-Scenes video, posts, and announcements to come! 





https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=253951821423994&comment_id=915784&offset=0&total_comments=1&notif_t=video_comment

Cheers!
Meagan
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Friday, September 06, 2013

Low Fire Friday - 15 recipes from Ceramic Arts Daily

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!

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 24-Feb-2014 03:26 PM
Yes. I do enhance the surface of my glazed work with oil paints, waxes, nail polish and/or shoe polish.

PS - sorry for my delayed reply! Your comment got buried in the long list of spam comments I receive. So glad I caught it. If you have other questions, you can always email me too. info@meaganchaneygumpert.com
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Friday, August 02, 2013

Low Fire Friday - Semi Matte Glaze

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

Frit 3124...............73
EPK.....................14
Talc......................14
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                          100
+Bentonite..............1  

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.

Cheers!
Meagan
Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 14-Aug-2013 02:55 PM
Hi Mary,

I've never had the red iron oxide stick using this application, so stacking your tiles should be fine.

Thanks for the pictures! Glad things are working out for you!

Meagan
Anonymous commented on 09-Feb-2014 11:04 AM
Do you use paint on your work
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Made in Florida 2013

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/

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Monday, July 08, 2013

Ocala Art Group - upcoming exhibition

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!

Best,
Meagan

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Arrowmont Workshop - Beginners Guide to Combining Clay and Glass

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!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.312874482180557.1073741825.148163521984988&type=1&l=0749501d49

Cheers!

Meagan


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Friday, June 07, 2013

Low Fire Friday - A great glaze for figure sculpture

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

Frit 3124.................30

EPK.......................30

Cryolite...................40

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                           100

Rutile                    15


And like most of my texture glazes, it needs to be applied, super, SUPER thick!

Enjoy!

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Bronwyn Simons commented on 04-Mar-2015 02:02 PM
Hello! I'm a new ceramic major at MICA in Baltimore, and this glaze is exactly what I've been looking for! I'm just wondering whether this tile was fired in oxidation or reduction?

Thanks so much for posting all these findings, I am so exited to test them out. I'm just starting to build up my glaze repertoire, and as a largely figurative sculpture it can be very tricky.

Thanks again!--Bronwyn
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 22-Mar-2015 08:27 PM
Hi Bronwyn,

So sorry for my delayed response! Your comment didn't pop up in my inbox so I am just now seeing it.

Yes, I fired this in a cone 04 Oxidation.

Best of luck to you!
Meagan
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Hard Ware 2013 National Ceramics Exhibition

Honored to be part of such an outstanding exhibit! Opening reception this Friday at the Hill County Arts Foundation.

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. 

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Saturday, May 04, 2013

blog feed testing

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!

Best!

Meagan

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Anonymous commented on 04-May-2013 03:00 PM
I can see your post.
:)
Jonni commented on 04-May-2013 08:23 PM
Got it! :)
Elaine commented on 04-May-2013 10:06 PM
Got it
Patricia commented on 04-May-2013 11:27 PM
Hi Megan.I received it as usual.Have a wonderful day
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 06-May-2013 02:45 PM
Thanks everyone for your feedback. Still tweaking a few issues, but glad to know that some things are still in working order!
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