Uh,,,,,trying to contain myself; this stuff is making me want to leave work right now and get in the studio....
I LOVE it. So, after Davis, and seeing sooooo much work; I had some time to think about what is it that I would say is a direction for me, what am I trying to convey. It's this; something old, something new and something altogether modern and still handmade! There is such an appeal to me to pull in the past, a nostalgic flavor and mix it all around with something very new and modern - even design-y.
I am not presuming that I've gotten there by any stretch but that is where I want to go...actually, I want to LIVE there!
So, in doing some searching for Alwyn; I found THIS! I recently made some plaster 'chips', I've been carving designs and rolling out on them and I really find I like the process a lot and want to explore further. I'm so stoked to see this on the next level. So inspirational. holy crap!!!!
dahlaus is a nice blog too! check it out.
I could not find a website for Alwyn O'Brien
here are some links:
Canadian Clay Symposium
James Harris Gallery
Visual Art Source