The studio is starting to shape up in a major way. We are just about moved in and now just fine-tuning it to get it ready for movement. Very exciting indeed.
In the meantime, the focus has been on design. I have been gathering visuals, much like raking in leaves as they fall, til there is a nice cushion of inspiration. Imagery and concepts from trips to LACMA (go. right. now.), LA Art Show, and the green California winter hills are dancing in my head + my sketchbook is filling with ideas- new table ware, new kitchen ware, and art objects since it has been oh-so-long.
GOOD STUFF TO SEE:
For your inspiration + perusal:
A-Roma, by Common Studio: The elegantly executed natural environmental project about the flora + fauna in Rome. The excavated and researched, distilling the essence of the place down to a scent.
If you haven't gone, you must see:
Pierre Huyghe at LACMA: A "living" retrospective of this artists work that uses installation, video, live environments, and much more to create a rhythmic experience of the art. Incredible. Take your time!
Samurai at LACMA: Ancient armor from the time of the Samurai! The detail that went into these pieces is awe inspiring.
On my nightstand:
Have the best week ever!
Working as an artist and designer requires consistent pushing forward in both concept + skill + efficiency. A couple things that I'm am absolutely loving:
There is so much on the immediate horizon. Unurth is moving studios to a much larger space + new equipment is on its way! Stay in touch on instagram to follow the journey: @unurthwonder
So, getting married is sort of a thing. It's an amazing thing- a little bit like a black hole in ways. It swirls and whirls and soon, that is all you can see as you get pulled into the vortex (of love, of course!).
We had an itsy bitsy budget, but gathered everyone we love around us to bring it together. It was truly a communal effort and I couldn't imagine it happening any other way.
Yes those are dinos + yes, I made those!
The result? An absolutely magical experience with all the best things and nothing forced. Best day ever. You can view a few more pics over on my photographer's blog: Shurie Jenai
The summer has been quite light here at Unurth, but I am back in the saddle (or pottery stool as it were). I've got weekly shop updates on the horizon.
Are you on instagram? Check me out for everyday inspiration, studio insights, and shop updates! @unurthwonder
Light and love to all of you!
Serendipity was my friend on a recent trip to the bay area. I happened by a show with the gorgeous work of Katherine Rutter. Can I tell you, this is such delicate and lovely work. I am completely in love. She is an artist working out of Arkansas. Take a look!
A couple weeks ago, I joined up with the amazing Alyson Iwamoto and we did our rounds of a couple local ceramic shows. It is so refreshing to get out of the studio and see art with friends. It always gets my wheels churning and I come back to my work with new eyes.
There is some great work to check out right now! Here are a few of the works that really resonated with me. It tended to be the work that was textural, told a story, or didn't necessarily fit in usual ceramic mold.
Scripps Annual : On view through April 6 in the Williamson Gallery at Scripps College
Gallery View, Multiple Artists
There are many more great works to see- do go check them out if you are in the neighborhood! Both of these shows are very close to one another.