Category Archive: ceramics

Ellen in her studio

Ellen

Material Event by Ellen Vartun Vondelpark Amsterdam, NL    

O: The artist and her sculpture

Artist Ellen Vårtun photos by Laura Puska

Talk: Michael Raedecker

Artist talk Michael Raedecker De Ateliers Amsterdam, NL    

Talk: Artist talk by Tilmann Meyer-Faje

Related to the DIY-week (Do it yourself-) in the Rietveld Academie Amsterdam based artist Tilmann Meyer-Faje gave a talk about his work and about collapsing structures. Working with wet, unfired clay he is… Continue reading

Visiting Skroma for 2nd time

  Second day in Albanian mountain village Skroma. A container donated by local NGO Mundesia was used as a location for the workshop. We got some extra participants from kids of the village.… Continue reading

E!: Opening of the exhibition in Decorfabriek in Maastricht

  The video performance Obsession of trust by laura Puska is a part of the exhibition opening today on the 14th at 7pm in Decorfabriek in Maastricht.   The exhibition with ceramic works… Continue reading

E!: 2x Tilburg – Slow burn & Kunspodium T in De Pont

SLOW BURN – AN INDEX OF POSSIBILITIES SPOORZONE 013 – 06.04 – 23.06.2013     Kunstpodium T 5 years Pupil/Master project 8 June – 22 September 2013 The exhibition of Kunstpodium T in… Continue reading

Obsession of trust

  The Obsession of trust video performance can be seen in vimeo.  

WiP: stand by me

WiP: destiny of ceramic kitchen mitts

Video of the performance can be seen soon.  

WiP: red week

  It seems to be a red week.   Ceramic kitchen mitts got a layer of color, and they’re ready to be destroyed.   

WiP: hand in hand – portrait of us

WiP: misuse of protection

WiP: potholders in row

Ceramic kettle gloves cast in plaster mould, shaped afterwards.

WiP: kettle glove – out of mould!

Finally the plaster mould was dry and I got to test how it comes out when pouring liquid clay inside.  

WiP: fired empty nest

While my plaster mould is drying, I’m going back to some old work. Finally the other half of the empty house is being fired. Thinking of glazing, colors and presentation.  

WiP: Second half of the plaster mould

The second half of my kettle glove mould was made plaster catching all the little details of textile.   The mould will be dried in a drying cabinet for the next two weeks.

WiP: watch your fingers! – mould making

The kettle glove was being sealed with varnish and filled with paper. First a clay base was made as a preparation for a layer of plaster.   The best tricks for mould making… Continue reading

WiP: waiting for firing

Arranging and organizing, making the kiln ready for firing.     2 of these are waiting in a kiln to get dried and fired.     Also there was video art evening in… Continue reading

WiP: going big – abandoned house

After a series of smaller ones, I’m trying out how this abandoned shell would work in a bigger scale.

WiP: Sketching abandoned

Sketching with clay continues. Here is a 2-parted abandoned house.

WiP: observing abandoned

I did some trials with liquid clay to observe some abandoned placing/housing

WiP: color experiments – glazing

Remember the violent mess…   This is how it turned out. Cracked turquoise with different tones of brown varying into yellow and green.

WiP: experimental mess

It looks like a violent mess but no, it’s only my glazing experimentation of the day!

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