It’s been awhile, so I thought I should post something. In December, I will be teaching my first class ever, a 6-week surface design class at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden.
The class will be an opportunity for students to spend more time on surface design, building up layers and textures using wax, mason stains, slip, and underglazes.
This Saturday, at the invitation of Patricia Belyea, I will be giving a talk to the Contemporary Quilt Art Association about my journey as a printmaker and ceramic artist. I will be sharing images of my work, including artwork that I made prior to taking up printmaking, early and recent monotype prints, prints inspired by various people and events in life, photographed assemblages, manipulated architectural photographs, and recent ceramic efforts.
I will be using Keynote Live to present my slides. I will post a URL to the event in the next few days, if you are interested in following along. You will only be able to view the images, as I am not doing a live audio feed.
The presentation will start between 11 and 11:30 AM, and will include about 75 slides.
I’ve got some of my photographic assemblages in this show. The opening is this Thursday. When I am in the studio, the in-between steps grab my attention, and I like to document them before they are destroyed as part of the process. Sometimes I prefer them to the final outcome! I’ve also got some small ceramic pieces in the cup show, which is showing at the same time.
Jansen Art Center Summer Juried Show
If you find yourself in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, some of my ceramics are on display this month. I also have some monotype prints at the top of the stairwell, which will be there until February 24.
Small cups made from a square extrusion, except for the one second from the right, which was made using a cylindrical extrusion. #ruthhesseartist
Now that I am all settled in and my press has a permanent home, I have become sidetracked by ceramics. I am not sure if it is an infatuation or a full-blown love affair. I start my third session of class at Jansen Art Center in Lynden this week.
For the next six weeks, I will be making more three and four-legged vessels. After that, I plan to explore lidded vessels. In anticipation of our giant “storm” today, I have forgone open studio time in favor of researching potters, glazes, design elements and galleries on Pinterest.
I am definitely feeling the pull of the clay, and enjoying the friendships I have found at Jansen.