Archives for the month of: June, 2011

So I have been curious about using colored slips under my glazes for quite some time now. Earlier this year I got Techniques Using Slips by John Mathieson and have done some testing based off of the high fire salt section. While I dont do any salt firing some of the results were interesting in the soda kiln. I am going to skip the plethora of various slips and colorant tests and go straight to the two that I settled on which were a green glaze (with a chrome/cobalt combo for color) and a blue slip (with a straight cobalt carb colorant). I am impressed with what the green slip is doing under my Pink Seto (which is 50% wood ash with a rutile and copper addition). When I get up to Carbondale I am looking forward to maybe playing more with leaving the slip exposed to get even more variation of color. Let me know what you think!

……Oh! And dont forget to swing by my studio this weekend to purchase some work before I take off!

This will be the last sale I have at UNT before I move to Colorado later in July. I am hoping for a good turn out as this is partially going to fund the move. So here is the info:

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Come by and join some of the UNT Masters Ceramics Grads at Oak Street Hall for a Summer Studio Sale! Say farewell to those who have graduated and are moving on and checkout the new blood coming in to the program.

The Sale will be:
June 30 —-12pm-6pm
July 1 —- 10am- 6pm
July 2 —- 10am-6pm
July 3 —- 12pm-6pm

and then again the next weekend:
July 8 —-10am-6pm
July 9 —-10am-6pm
July 10 —-12pm-6pm

the artists involved are:
Valarie Banes
HP Bloomer
Michael Garlitz
Jason Hyde
Marty Kruk
Chris Melia
Geryn Roche
Lauren Smith

First off I would like to invite you all out to Rockwall this Saturday where Lauren Smith and I will be selling at the San Jacinto Arts Market. I am also in several other shows this summer. If you get the chance go check any of these out. There are many great artist in all of these exhibitions.

PAIRINGS @ Carbondale Clay Center

June 16th Thursday¬† 6-9pm……..Pairings -Pairing the artists made vessel with the handcrafted beverage.Receive tastings with the purchase of a cup. Beverages and chili will be available for purchase. Silent Auction, Wheel Throwing Demos and Contest,¬†

Featured tastings by Maison La Belle Vie, Guy Drew, Woody Creek Cellars, Jack Rabbit Hill, Talon Winery, Aspen Brew Co, Rifle Brewing, Revolution Brewing,Breckenridge Distillery, Altitude Spirits, 303 Vodka, Peak Spirits, Montanya Rum and Two Leaves and a Bud.

Sponsored by Amore Realty, Donie Hubbard, Will Ferry & Sheila Draper, Mary Griffith, Alpine Bank, Katie Kitchen & Paul Kovach, Sandra & Joe McMullen


Jersey Shore Clay National, 2011 @ MT Burton Gallery

Juror: Heather Mae Erickson

June 25th – July 25th
Opening reception,
Sat. June 25th, 6 -9 pm
Featuring Work By: Marion Angelica, Dylan J. Beck, H.P.Bloomer, Amy Carnahan,Jeffery Dalton, Brooke Evans, Barbara Fehrs, Julia Feld, Yoshi Fuji, Darin Gehrke, Claudia Olds Goldie,Mark Gordon, Jon McMillan, KyoungHwa Oh, Debra Oliva,Peter Pincus, Michael Poness,Frank Saliani, Kelly Thiel,Brett Alex Thomas and Julia Colman Timm
NOW & THEN: An Exhibition from the University of North Texas Ceramics Program with Selected Alumni
July 2011 – Boulder Mountain Gallery, Ketchum ID
October – College of the Redwoods, Eureka CA
This show is dedicated to the memory of:
Bill Dennard, Tom Glover, Jay Bucek, & Nick Rostagno

Faculty & Staff:
Jerry Austin, Area Coordinator – Ceramics & Chair – Department of Studio Arts
Elmer Taylor, Regents Professor of Art
Karen Hamilton, Lab Technician

Grad Students: Valerie Banes, HP Bloomer, Michael Garlitz, Kent Harris, Jason Hyde, Marty Kruk, Christopher Melia, Brandon Phillips, Geryn Roche, Lauren Smith, Weasun Song, Emily Wiley

Alumni: Jake Allee, Travis Berning, Renee Brown, Kasey Bullerman, Bart Fetz, Kate Fisher, Larry Fleck, Doug Grey, Fred Herbst, Jane Kelsey-Maple, John Lewis, Jerry Mahle, Joe Frank McKee, Dannon Rhudy, Jodi Rubbelke-Johnson, Jim Bob Salazar, Katie Snow, Shannon Sullivan, Sue Tucker, and Dave Zdrazil

Atmospheric Fired @ Carbondale Clay Center
Juried by Lorna Meaden
July 1- August 2nd 2011
Opening Reception Friday July 1st 2011, 6-8pm