Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Karen Karnes Studio for Sale

Potter Karen Karnes is selling her home, studios, all of her equipement and 10 acres of land in Northern Vermont. The land includes a winterized guest house, two outside sleeping cabins, and a lap pool in the basement. Asking $475,000. 

Karen Karnes, b. 1925 worked with Hamada and Leach and studied at Black Mountain College in the days of Cunningham and Cage.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Karen Bennicke

Danish Artist, Karen Bennicke


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fish Fossil found at Heritage Salvage, Petaluma

Monday, March 23, 2009

Marilyn Levine

Ceramic artist Marilyn Levine 1935-2005.  All Trompe l'oeil ceramic.


Ken Price USC 1955

Guillaume Delvigne

French Designer Guillaume Delvigne

website HERE

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Heritage Salvage

Images from a short field trip to Heritage Salvage in Petaluma, site of the former Petaluma River Mill. Picked up a bundle of "flavor sticks", oak sticks that are covered in wine sugar crystals. The studio is a little fragrant now to say the least. 


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

OK Ball

Glazed Stoneware OK Ball from studio ianiswas. Something to carry with you in case the blues take hold.

Recently acquired vintage Jabo Marbles. The quest for purple continues....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ultraluminous Galaxy Merger NGC 6240

The Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have discovered two galaxies merging after they crashed into one another millions of years ago. They are on their way to becoming one unified active galaxy in only a few short million years from now.

more from NASA/ Caltech HERE

Axel Salto

Axel Salto (1889-1961)

The most important designer of ceramic art in Denmark was Axel Salto. He achieved a powerful expressiveness by exploiting form and surface. Salto interpreted motifs from the plant world and created pieces with surface structures that rippled with dynamic energy and dramatic lines.
Axel Salto worked in three main styles; budding, sprouting and living stone. He never abandoned his experiment with unusually rich glazes and evocative organic forms. Salto used Chinese and classic glazes such as the “solfatara” and “sung”, to clothe his organic creations.
For most of his career, Salto worked at Royal Copenhagen. This legendary manufacturer produced Salto’s designs from the 1930’s until after his death.
Salto’s artistic skills are also shown in graphic designs – he did illustrations for books, jewellery and textiles. Axel Salto won numerous awards throughout the years including the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale 1951.

More HERE and HERE

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass was one of the leading members of the Memphis Group founded in 1981 with a group of recently graduated designers and journalist Barbara Radice as public relations/art director. The group's main aim was to revive Radical Design. The products created by the Memphis group included limited production creations of unusual objects and functional designs. Most products featured plastic laminate surfaces, bright colours and bold patterns.

Monday, March 16, 2009

David Ireland

Gallery Paula Anglim until March 28, 2009

Rose Cabat

Rose Cabat (b. 1914, New York City) is an American potter. She is known for her "feelies" — small, fine, narrow-necked porcelain pots with soft glazes that feel feathery to the touch. Cabat uses the formulation of the glaze by her late husband Erni, which produces brilliant purples, pinks, greens and a silky finish, hence the feelies' name. Her work has been honored in numerous retrospective museum shows and is highly sought after by collectors. She moved to Tucson in the early 1950s setting up a studio that is still in operation.

More HERE and HERE