Archive for Mike Knox artist

Faculty Exhibit Winona State University

Posted in News with tags , , , on November 29, 2016 by mikeknox

On View in the Watkins Gallery through December 9th at Winona State University. Here is a portion of the work entitled cynosures. There will be an artist talk and reception Wednesday, November 30th from 4-6pm. Hope to see you there! target

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Kiln prep

Posted in News with tags , , , , on November 9, 2015 by mikeknox

Here is a necessary step in the preparation of the kiln for the next firing. All of the kiln hardware, stilts and shelves must be cleaned and often ground to remove the previous firings accumulation of fluxed ash deposits and such. The following step is to re-coat the ends of the stilts/soaps/bricks and the top of the shelves with kiln wash, a 50/50 mix of aluminum hydrate and kaolin which aids in protecting the hardware from fusing together. Still a few last minute commissioned pieces to make and it will be on to glazing….brick

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.