I can hardly wait…tomorrow morning i’ll be flying to Tennesse for a week away at a residency at Arrowmont. Jason Burnett, a current artist in residence at Arrowmont has invited a very cool looking list of artists out for a week long residency : the Ceramic Surface Forum 2013.
Not only am i excited about all of the creative shoulders i’ll be able to peak over and learn from, but for me it’s a perfect way to get my brain back into a head space for creating figurative sculptures. This last year, with it’s added sleepless nights and baby/toddler scheduling has had an impact on my time for getting sculptural work accomplished. Functional work for sales took over, and although it was fun and some interesting new directions were developed, i’ve been craving getting my hands and mind dirty again with the dark world of my kitsch sculptures. So this next week for me will be a week of glaze testing, surface development, and thinking and sketching and thinking and sketching some more, maybe walking, maybe some blank staring off into space enjoying the quiet of a child free environment, but mostly sketching for the upcoming year’s worth of sculptural work. I can’t tell you how much fun this is going to be. And productive i’m sure. The first full night of sleep in over a year….yah i’ll be super productive!!!
So stay tuned for more as I blog from Arrowmont!