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Exhibition St Mary’s University

Posted in News with tags , , , , on March 1, 2017 by mikeknox

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Studio update

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2015 by mikeknox

studio updateIt has been a while since the last firing and an update for that matter. I need to keep you more informed I know, I just get busy. I have been making work to fill the kiln and I am just about ready to fire. I need to finish a few more commissioned pieces, glaze and ready things for the load. I can almost smell the smoke! Lately I have focused on what I might call my round pots. They are coming out of kitchen so to speak. I cook a lot and the process of making food, presenting food (including flower vases for the table) and translating the importance to my family has driven me to think about the work in a direct light associated with my food habits. This is certainly where cooking from various ethnic sources demands various types of pots.

blog cups Also, back by popular demand is a small wine/juice cup and as the pots are coming to a finish just before the firing, stop in the gallery. I still have some really nice pieces unspoken for. You could even reserve a piece in the studio for the upcoming firing, if it is not already sold. Thanks for your support!

Studio update

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by mikeknox

qwwqSo the next wave of work is starting to commence, clay is mixed and pugged, commissions are coming in and it is time to get back to making art………………………The Upper Iowa exhibit of my newest work is still going until February 20th so go check it out, get your Valentine a nice handmade gift! If you are not in the area you can still view the show at this link http://uiu.edu/academics/majors/art/gallery/2013exhibits/gallery4.html

The picture above is the start of new hunting bag, a southern style which is made of vintage bed ticking, canvas lined and will have a leather strap, flap, and the plan is to have an appropriate period powder horn to go with it. This is just one of those things I like to make in the winter hours, not because I have extra time just an area of interest, the longhunter of the 18th Century and shooting those old smoke poles.