Bowie Croisant Ceramic Artist Weblog

January 16, 2009

More New Stuff

Filed under: Uncategorized — bowie croisant @ 4:58 pm

Hey everybody, I have some great new work from a wood firing workshop with Bede Clarke that I participated in a couple months ago.  I’m really excited about this work, it makes me want to have a wood kiln of my own!  =)

Also, Shannon and I finally had our baby!  She was born on January 8th at 3:12 am.  Here is a link to Clarabella’s photo page!

More exciting news!  I entered the following two pieces into the Beyond the Function—International Contemporary Teapot Exhibition that will be at the French Designer Jeweler gallery during NCECA 2009 in Phoenix!!  This will be the first major juried show I have participated in, so I am really pumped about this! A few other artists also featured in this show who’s work blows me away are Gerard Justn Ferrari and Carol Wedemeyer.  Both have work that is totally amazing.  Images for the whole show will be up on the NCECA website sometime in Feburary.

Apakoh,  Wood fired Geometric Vessel, selected for Teapot Show

Apakoh, Wood fired Geometric Vessel, selected for Teapot Show

Second View of Apakoh, wood fired porcelaine with very light application of flashing slips.

Second View of Apakoh, wood fired porcelaine with very light application of flashing slips.

too-sided-b1

Geometric Vessel with simple but effective decoration: Red Art clay applied to leather-hard clay as a slip, wood-fired and sanded post-firing.

wiggle

Globe/Elbow Form What do you think? Please leave me some comments about this form. I would really like some feedback. Thanks!

Ovaled Elbow Form

Ovaled Elbow Form

Two Globes from the wood firing. I plan to create some stands for these to rest on in order to elevate them and put them out into space.

Two Globes from the wood firing. I plan to create some stands for these to rest on in order to elevate them and put them out into space.

bud-vases

Narrow Bud Vases created from the Duct Elbow mold I have been working with.

Stacked Bud Vase residual soda fired, then refired in wood kiln with applied ash/neph sy mixture.

Stacked Bud Vase residual soda fired, then refired in wood kiln with applied ash/neph sy mixture.

The walls of this piece were poured onto each side using a plaster slab.  The two halves were then reattached.  A new technique that I plan to continue exploring.

The walls of this piece were poured onto each side using a plaster slab. The two halves were then reattached. A new technique that I plan to continue exploring.

warmth

This piece was glazed at Bede's but didn't make it into his kiln. It travelled back from Columbia to Kansas City, and then survived a stack collapse disaster in Red Star's big Geil Kiln! What a winner!

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1 Comment »

  1. Hey Bowie, Heartiest congrat’s on the new addition!! I also like the direction you are taking your work. I have always loved atmospheric firings and feel it compliments your recent body of work. Apakoh is the strongest tea vessel out of the series that I have seen. It has an element of tension that makes it overall a very strong form. I also see that in the narrow bud vases. The way the ash/residual grabs the raised surfaces is very rich. The Globe Elbow is pretty phallic and wonder if the geometric elements really work together throughout the entire form. I can’t wait to see where this work takes you. I was talking to Yoshi yesterday and he mentioned that, ” He’s going to go places” ie. you and that you are on the right path for a great career!!! Are you going to NCECA? Hope to see you there. Keep sending baby and pottery pic’s. Plus give your lovely family a big, big hug. Miss you all!!! Liz

    Comment by Liz James — January 16, 2009 @ 9:14 pm


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