Mee cups...

Here is the first batch of the new cups; pulled them out last night.  I was mostly happy and definitely like some of the color elements.  There were a couple that had some issues and are off the team and a couple more I just don't really like that much...

what do you guys think?

for the love of Mel Kadel

Mel Kadel rocks!

FIRST EVER Ceramics Annual of America is coming!

michelle GregorCindy WilliamsonWesley Anderegg

The Ceramics Annual of America (CAA) is an unparalleled exhibition, the first event of its kind in the United States. On par with events like the Korea World Ceramic Biennale, or the Ceramics Biennial at the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy, CAA will showcase one of the largest and most diverse exhibitions of ceramic art in North America.
About us...

2010 CAA Exhibition

Exhibition Dates and Times

September 10th – 12th, 2010

Friday September 10 & Saturday September 11, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday September 12, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Opening Reception, Preview Party

Thursday, September 9th, 5:30pm – 9:00 pm 


$10, one day pass; $20, two-day pass; 
Opening Reception, $45
$5.00 after 5:00, Friday and Saturday 
Ages 18 and under are FREE.
Children's Craft Workshop

healing waters

The Bay Area has been experiencing a couple days of intense heat (never a worry, it won't last long!).  A gift after weeks of  the weirdest weather even for a 'summer' in San Francisco.  Everyone flocks to the beach on super hot days.  On days like these;  I hike and repel down to a quiet lonely beach for some cool time - it was hot enough to swim in the ocean sans wetsuit!

For me...water is thee best salve there is...

 Clark Little  is an accomplished waterman and his perspective in the water makes him one of the most amazing water photographers around.

Mark Tipple; the other standout talent in water photography - these pictures are from his work on The Underwater Project ; in Mark's words "As an accomplished documentary photographer, in the past Mark has used the ocean as an escape for some solace away from his projects. Lately, while between projects he's been "hanging out" below the surface trying to capture what happens while swimming on a slow summer's day".

all over this palette

Found this in my image files this morning - I don't know about you; but these jasperware tests always feel good to look at.  I love this picture.

Wedgewood roots go deep.

some color

I know between here and FB, it's like the cup show around here.  

anyway, here they are replete with color...

Studio Playlist

I'm all over these guys; after the first listening, I just bought everything they have ever recorded - I'm so hooked in. 

One would not imagine a couple dudes like this can make music like they do,
but my god - it's incredible.  I can only dream about the richness of how it sounds on vinyl.

Attack&Release (album before Brothers)

Arcade Fire just released "The Suburbs"

I don't know if you are familiar with the album "Funeral".  Funeral is on my top 10 fabulously crafted albums.  
For many critics it's listed as one of the absolute best albums in the last decade.

So, yeah, buy Funeral if you don't have it and soak in the insane depth of sound.
And, just go get "The Suburbs".

my own summer concert series:

Eels - Fillmore
Greg Dulli / Afgan Whigs at DuNord in SF
Arcade Fire - The Greek
Interpol - Fox 

happy, happy, joy, joy!!

Pecha Kutcha Nights

I just heard about PechaKutcha last night from a gal in my mosaic class who lives in Dubai.
She visits for the summers and will be returning to Dubai next week; I'll be sad to see her go - she's a lot of fun!  She left me with this little gem. 

I still can't believe I have't heard of this...

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

HERE...check this out

Tiffany Schmierer Show at Ruby's

Tiffany Schmierer showing new work
at Ruby's Clay Studio

Show Opening Reception
Saturday, Aug 28
5pm - 7pm

Show is up through Sep 8th

Ruby's Clay Studio
552 A Noe Street
San Francisco, CA

If you're anywhere in the neighborhood or even suburban to SF - think about attending this show opening; it will be a good one!!

Cup action

OK, so besides be-heh-hegging the sun to come out (which it just flat refused) my entire vacation; I wasted a lot of time wandering around in my beanie, wool scarf and jacket trying to navagate the winter in August.

(the current weather report is much better, it's been sunny every day since I've been back to work...o, joy!)

Oh, but I kid; I actually had a great time doing all kinds of fun stuff; and some of that free time was spent in studio making and drawing some new work.

Here are a few pics of the new mugs I've been making - they are in process of being glazed.  I hope to have some good ones to show you early next week!  I love trying new things...

My influences are always oceanic and pelagic, but recently there is a smattering of decorative floral, birds both sea and land, and some flourish patterning, altered Sailor Jerry artwork, and other wierd random designs.

what's the haps?

Well - I was off on a "staycation" for the last two weeks.  And, when you have no internet or cable you can get very far away even in your livingroom! 

I am trying to re-habitate back to my job and catch up (though I think that's impossible) with the interwebs - being all virtual and stuffs ;) 

I also wanted to let you know I'm still here!  I have some NEW work going in the studio and I'll pop up some pics in the coming days!

'til then...

pic:judith supine