Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
yesterday with Juno. He and I threw pots side by side on his two
wheels and were both interested in each of our differences in
technique. It was really nice to see him make such refined pots with
only a knife for cutting the pots off of the hump and a chamois for
smoothing the rims of his pots, no other tools! Above is an image of
his finished work, very tight & clean but in person you can still see
that it is hand made. I was able to shoot some video of him throwing
and plan to edit and post it soon.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Anyway, the reason for this post is a big one, our daughter, Ms. Hana (rymes with sauna) Lee Field, was born about 26 hours ago. She and Heesoo are both healthy and happy. I have a few links to pictures below. She is a happy and relatively quiet (for the time being) baby and we just can't quite seem to stop staring at her.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
While waiting for the arrival of our most recent family member Juno and I have been keeping busy by visiting some of the amazing potters this region of Korea has to offer. Yesterday I looked up a potter, Moon Byung-Sik, we had met a few years back at his exhibiton in Seoul. It turned out that his home/studio is only a 10 minute drive from where we are staying at my mother-in-law's home. Mr. Moon is in his early 30's and works in translucent porcelain at cone 8. His work is defined by it's simplicity and strength of form in contrast with the amazing skill necessary to make such forms from such a difficult material. The pots in the pictures below represent one day of production for Mr. Moon.
I was most impressed with his ability to balance his whole price range of work, from tiny $5 traditional cobalt painted porcelain animal figures to 4 foot wide platters with meticulous inlay/carved patterns.
The few pictures I was able to snap were with my phone camera. I plan to return to his studio in the coming weeks as he has invited me to work with him in the studio. I'll be sure to get some quality pix of his finished work.
For those of you going to Philidelphia for NCECA Keep an eye out for Mr. Moon, if I understood him correctly, he is planning to teach a workshop in conjunction with an exhibition at this years conference (more details to come when I have them). Also, I hope to arrange some other workshop locations for him if his travel plans allow.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Today I'm writing from a Duncan' Dounuts' in Icheon, S. Korea, more for the quality of the WiFi then the quality of the products. We find ourselves in Korea again for the birth of our second child. We are told that this one will be a girl and that she will be born on November 4th (two days ago from the time of this post). We are spending our time enjoying the beautiful fall colors and perfect hiking weather that Korea offers this time of year.
I am always on the lookout for interesting products/product design when in Korea and have spotted some interesting things already.
Nothing like getting plucked from one location/culture and plopped into another for noticing some interesting & different ways of doing things.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Visit TRAX Gallery to view some of my most recent work...
images by G. Post
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Now, fifteen years after moving away, I am excited and honored to be able to offer something back to the community from which I came.
To start off the workshop I will be giving a FREE slide talk on Thursday June, 25th from 7-8:30 PM at the Arvada Center (see map below), I will show images from my travels and will discuss my inspirations and motivations behind my work. The slide talk is open to the public, so if you or anyone you know is in the area come on by!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
A few weeks ago I taught a workshop at San Juan College as part of their annual "Clay Fest" event. This years fest included a visit from the Art-stream Nomadic Gallery and demonstration/workshops by Christa Assad, Andy Brayman, Steven Colby, Angus Graham, Peter Karner and myself.
Angus Graham with his new toaster form!
Waldemar "Wink" Winkler, of Waldemar Winkler Viedogrophy, was kind enough to photograph some of my workshop, I particularly like the plate sequence below, thanks Wink!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Between stoking and splitting wood we were able to sneak away to the studio to check out the Pre-conference demonstrations by; Don Reitz, Eva Kwong, Christa Assad, Brad Schwieger and Russell Wrankle. The Artstream Nomadic Gallery was also there and set up shop right next to the kiln whed where we were firing. This all made for a bit more entertainment/distraction then your usual woodfiring.
My studio full of greenware bound for the NAU Anagama
Nice rock formation between Durango and Flagstaff, this one's for you Tony Clennell
Loading the Anagama
The Crew (far to near) Steve Schaffaer, Cole Taylor, Robin DuPont and Trevor Dunn
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I would love to hear any feedback on the site; does it navigate easily, does it read clearly. I'm not looking for a pat on the back, I just want to know from an outside source if the thing is user friendly or not.
You can use the link for my website on this page (just down and to the right of this text box under my slideshow, under links) or if you feel like typing or copy/pasting then here goes:
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Also, I'm happy to report that the new clay body I used on this round of Onggi pots seems to have made it through the bisque with only one cracked piece!!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
It's always interesting when customers share a different, unintended, use for my work, thats why I was inclined to shoot a picture of my son's latest discovery. It turns out my pots make a perfect diving platform for mini Power Rangers, I'll have to add that one to the list.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I really like how the porcelain inlay mixes in with what's happening on the surface of the glaze, much more of this in the future!
Above, 2 views of the same cup. I added a very subtle twine texture to the bottom section of this cup, i think the surface may be one of my favorites from this firing, just a hint of pattern, not overboard.
It was nice to get a few Onggi pots in the main firebox, interesting to see those forms with so much ash.
As is usually the case I am not completely happy with the results of the firing, I learned a lot and am excited to put what I learned to use in the next firing just 3 SHORT WEEKS AWAY!! :/