Black and white

I'm working with black slip to concentrate the light emitted through the polar ice porcelain on the surface on these lamp shades. These are still in progress and have not been bisqued or fired to full temperature so the slip looks lighter and greyer than it will when the shades are finished.

Being painted with black slip

Being painted with black slip

Relief carving

Relief carving

Same shade on all sides. 

Same shade on all sides. 

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This is one of the medium sized shades. 14 lbs of porcelain, approximately 11" tall. 

This is one of the medium sized shades. 14 lbs of porcelain, approximately 11" tall. 

March: class registration. New lights too.

Class registration starts tomorrow morning. I will be teaching 3 classes at the Douglas Park Community Center this term (april-june): clay play (age 3-5 tues AM), clay club (age 6-13 after school, tues), and handbuilding (adult 6;30-9 PM, tues).

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/clay-club/51717(age 6-13 class)

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/clay-play/44626(age 3-5 class)

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/handbuilding/44663(adult handbuilding class)

 

Some new lights are coming along too! Tacofino is opening a 3rd Vancouver location in June and I have been asked to produce 20 pendant lamps for the new Yaletown space. I'm really excited to be working again with designer/architect Shiloh Sukkau, and the great owners Kaeli Robinsong, Jason Sussman, Amy Bockner, and Ryan Spong. Check back for more images of the lights in progress. As well as details about other new projects I have on the go.

Above: in progress porcelain shade with black slip.

Above: all lit up.

Above: studio shot of one of the prototypes.

Above: one half of the 12" pendant lamp shade on the wheel.

Above: 12" pendant shade in progress.