The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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Category Archives: Bouja for the Barn
fter testing 10 or so recipes off the internet for this type of iron-based red glaze over the past half year, I finally got the results I’ve been seeking. The red color comes from the crystallization of the iron during the … Continue reading
ast week was crazy leading up to our annual fundraiser Bouja for the Barn. We had so much good help with Bouja preparations Friday evening. <My little friend Marcel helps his mom and my grandpa Dee peel … Continue reading
ell it’s crunch time, so I picked up some hitch-hikers and taught them how to glaze… Just kidding, these are my friends Dana and Meg who stopped by to help glaze bowls last night. They also had a go at … Continue reading
oday I threw pitchers and serving bowls for the Bouja. Throwing large pitchers is challenging for me, so I like it. They will probably get chicken paintings on them again, since that was so well received.
fter helping 50 2nd graders make Tangrams out of clay all morning at the Paramount Art Center, I came home and mixed up a few test glazes for Bouja Bowls and glazed a kiln load worth. I also snuck … Continue reading