Sunday, December 21, 2008

pondering new forms, thinking warmth and light


It seems like quite a break to be in my studio only. I have been working full time in the schools again. I love it, but find it tiring when I return to my studio each evening and weekend to catch up for Christmas orders. Now it is holiday time. My only responsibility is to be in my studio until Christmas day. All of the orders are out, all of the extra pieces placed in the galleries and shops and I am just sitting in my gallery waiting for last minute shoppers. It is -30 outside so I am quite happy to be inside. I spent yesterday catching up on bookeeping and organizating the paperwork portion of my studio. Today is all about thinking. Thinking about my upcoming show which I need to finalize forms for. I am still floating around a lot of ideas. I start building the show pieces tomorrow so I have to come to some kind of a conclusion. With all the cold and dark around me I am leaning toward porcelain vessels that contain candles. I like the idea of the warmth and glow coming forth in a darkened room. Now I need to decide on the text and images to have on the cylinders. Hmmmmm

5 comments:

Linda Starr said...

What a great photo, happy holidays and I wish you lots of good ideas for your show.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

happy happy!!!!

Allison said...

Are you thinking of combining warmth & light with more 'personal' work, Cheryl? You'd talked about that in previous posts -- or is that a longer term project?

Cheryl Alena Kinzel said...

Thanks for the warm wishes!

Allison, I am thinking of combining the warmth and light with some feminist theory and background to woman as vessel. I am not feeling like I have it in me to do a lot of self exploration right now. So it will likely be less personal than I had originally planned. Maybe I will toughen up a bit though...

Patricia Griffin said...

Looking forward to seeing where the path leads. In the meantime, happy holidays Cheryl. Thanks for the inspiration this year!