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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MONTHLY BLOGSI HAVE A GOAL TO SEND OUT THIS POST MONTHLY/MANY OF YOU WILL WANT TO BE REMOVED FROM SUCH A MAILING LIST/EMAIL ME IMMEDIATELY IF YOU WANT TO BE OFF THIS LIST/I TRY TO KEEP THE LIST CURRENT BUT THERE ARE ERRORS SO PLEASE ADVISE….KIKOFISH@SVTEL.NET

RE-SORTED PORTFOLIOS BRING UP OLD WORK FROM MY ARCHIVES…I TOOK SNAPSHOTS OF MOST OF THE LOOT BUT HAVE SELECTED A FEW TO POST.SHOULD ANYONE BE INTERESTED IN THESE 2 DIMENSIONAL WORKS I CAN EMAIL LOTS MORE IMAGES IN SIZES OR SUBJECT MATTER OR STYLES YOU WANT TO SEE.PRICES RANGE FROM $60 TO $200 FOR THESE BUT I HAVE MANY IN THE $UNDER $50 RANGE MOST OF WHICH WILL BE AT THE STOCKHOLM PLEASANT CORNERS SCHOOL BAZAAR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 1 AND 2 AT THE CORNER OF J AND JJ JUST UP THE HILL FROM STOCKHOLM.






 A LITTLE WILDER




TILE SET OF LOCAL FOOD (AND WINE) 6' SQUARES



BUILDING DESK STATUES OUT OF LEFTOVER WET CLAY ABOUT 12" AND $75-120

HUGE TILES (EACH 20" WIDE)" ATTITUDE",COURAGE" DETERMINATION" "AWARENESS,"




Thursday, November 21, 2013



                    New Work November 2013:

                "Juniper"

new commission for a grandchild:








Tree Bowl


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In the Studio: Production of Christine's Backsplash

Christine here is a process report:  Your backsplash is etched!
The drawing was made to size of fresh rolled out clay. 
 Below is a bag of Coarse Red Clay which I am cutting to place on the slab roller.  
I used 60# of clay for all.
Above are the colors I selected thinking about your backsplash, from my shelves of commercial glazes.  
Below are the tiny #0 and #1 brushes that I will glaze with.  Three coats of each color.

 Below is my studio in my pole barn.
 And so you know what I look like ( taken a couple of years ago)

 Here is one of the three big tiles getting clay just rolled out through the slab roller.
Below the clay and canvas are prepared to be flipped upside down in order to get it on a board and move it to the drying boards.
 But first I smooth the bumpy canvas marks off the clay.
 Below is measuring and cutting one of the three large tiles and removing excess.
 Looked out the window and thought I saw a cat, butA scruffy fox was there.

Below are the edge / frame pieces.  The side ones are a hair smaller length than the top and bottom.

Below the tiles are under drying boards and weight to keep them as flat as possible.  They will be weighted for a week before glazing can start.  Glazing is the longest part of the process, tedious, slow, applying glaze between the etch lines, it takes weeks.
Below after 24 hours, and before they get too dry, the template drawings are laid carefully in place on the three large tiles.  I used that pen to press each line of the drawings onto each tiles in exactly the right place.
 Below, all the lines have to be etched, I used a bamboo skewer.
It gets pretty crumbly and must be cleaned up and all the lines carefully cleaned out. The next photos is taken from the top and looking down.
 Kind of a cool step, maybe my favorite, most exciting part of the process.
Now everything is cleaned up and back under weight for at least a few days before I can proceed. Everything will shrink about ten percent as it dries.  So far so good, things look great.
That is where we are in the process now.  Hope these pictures give you an idea of how it is going.
I will post more photos in a week or so.
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Working hard at glazing.  This is as of yesterday but I worked today also.

Here is my kiln.  I will not fire until 3 weeks after rolling out.
It has been ten days so far.
Three large tiles before installation:








Sunday, September 29, 2013

FRESH ART


                                                           

FRIDAY- SATURDAY- SUNDAY  

10-5 pm  Oct 4-5-6

FALL FRESH ART TOU

I AM AT site #15 JOHN TURULA'S STUDIO

CLICK LINK: http://www.freshart.org/sites.php




















WATER SUN Bowl 10"diameter


ALL  STONEWARE TILES AND BOWLS    
PRICED BY AREA:                     
$1.74 / SQ IN  or  $250.00 / SQ FT

                     


                                         















 "AFTER MATISSE"
(about 15 1/2 X 8 1/2 ")

The second of only two shows for my tiles and work this year.  
Plenty of new work, new tiles of all sizes.
My studio, website and email are always open for shopping, questions, orders or visits and you are welcome to visit just to see work in progress.

Friday, June 28, 2013

SHOP IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT...

715-778-4473...or kikofish@svtel.net...

continuous production of work.   

Creating made to order backsplashes and focus tiles for showers and bathrooms.  

Digging deep for new original works and recreating some favorite designs. 

Next art show will be Fresh Art Tour, first full weekend in October....  

Galleries with work: Season's Hudson, 

Cornerstone, Baraboo, Tamarack, Stillwater 

and Abode, Stockholm....     







Brown Trout Run 21 1/2" X 11

                                       Autumn Birches  16" X13 1/2"


Fishing Bald Eagle 
13 3/4" X 16 3/4"

Soaring Bald Eagle
AND REMAINDER OF SET OF SEVEN EAGLES