Hello there. With the final semester of college on the horizon, I decided it would be best to start a website (and blog) to follow my final encounters in the Ceramics - Craft and Design program at Sheridan college. This website is for you, the audience, to view my works and learn about my process and inspirations. This website is also for me, a place to document my thoughts and events, promote shows and market my wares.
I was wary at first about starting this blog. "How do I start?" I thought to myself. Possibly, the best way to start is to introduce myself.
I am currently immersed in a grand adventure called college. In this third year of the ceramics program at Sheridan College, I will be graduating in the spring with a whole lot of ideas, some knowledge and experience and relatively no idea what to do next. I'm still a baby in the ceramics industry - there are still many avenues for my thoughts to wander as well as a lifetime of knowledge and experience to be gained. These past three years were only the beginning - the vast world of ceramics stretches out before me as far as I can see. It's bound to be exciting.
I like to call myself a maker. That is in fact, what I do - I make things. These things can be called dishes, pots, wares, objects, art pieces. You can call them whatever you'd like. My favourite medium is clay, but I'm also a sucker for textiles, paper, building, writing, gardening and photography.
I am currently working in a variety of different clays at different temperatures. I've been taking advantage of the FANTASTIC facilities at Sheridan and using their wood fired and salt kilns with porcelain and a variety of stonewares. I have also developed an earthenware line that allows a different tone with brighter colours.
Now that I've introduced myself and kicked this blog into motion, I'm going to go settle down and watch an episode of Misfits. It's been a long week at the studio working on a collaborative lighting project (for more information check out the Sheridan - SHED 2013 page) and I am in dire need of a couch.
Cheers to all, enjoy your weekend.