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: Art and Craft
ou can see lots of new work of mine this weekend at the Un-Fair, adjacent to the Powderhorn Art Fair. Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm, at 3524 11th Ave S. Mpls, MN. Come say hi! Here’s … Continue reading
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
Happy April Fool’s Day! You’ll never guess what this sculpture I built last week is for… ou see, last week was my dad’s birthday and so I spent some time sculpting something that he has been requesting for several months. … Continue reading
ach year, we’ve tried to depict in the image on the poster the next hurdle we need help with, or what the current Bouja is raising funds for. This next year we hope to put in the new floor, which includes … Continue reading
hile the first glaze firing of bowls happens in the kiln in the barn, I worked on the linocut for this fall’s Bouja posters all day today . The gracious Mary Bruno has offered to help me print them again, … Continue reading
he kiln fired off perfectly, and today I unloaded it and excitedly began glazing. The bowls you see in the background are half-fired or bisqued. They have such a orange hue because I dipped them in an iron slip before … Continue reading