Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This is a show that Crista and I collaborated to make called "Relic". It's a show based on storytelling and one of our favorite murder ballads. Our Relic is the jug in the center. It's sort of straightforward..not a whole lot of mystery behind it, just a story..but a cool story, with some great surfaces with some cool relief sculpture and drawings through the black slip. We fired these last week, loading Tuesday, firing for 31 hours then unloading Friday morning while the pots were still hot and then to the studio to clean them up a bit and right to the Myrna Loy Center to be hung. What a wild ride..and we're so glad it's up and finished. Much thanks to our awesome caretaker, Scott for saving our butts during the wettest firing I've ever been involved in- it might have stopped raining twice for a few minutes. Scott ran off and filled his truck full of dry wood..which totally saved us at the end. If you get a chance to go see it..it looks so much better in person. Not to mention, the Myrna, being the first jailhouse in Helena is a great old building.
Posted by bfreeceramics at 12:09 PM