He has a variety of items that he uses to impress patterns into the clay, including carved blocks and Indonesian tjaps. He also said he uses shoes and has become quite aware of shoe sole patterns. He had a piece of clay ready to receive impressions from visitors' shoes. This is the design my Clarks made.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Open Studios, second weekend
This weekend was the second and last of the Portland Open Studios. We visited several today. I didn't take very many pictures this time. For the most part the studios weren't as interesting as those we saw last week. The studio below is that of painter, Theresa Andreas-O'Leary. It had been a small apartment attached to her home, with a separate entrance. Great lighting and a nice little kitchenette, which would be nice to have. Her paintings were very nice, as well.
Ray enjoyed talking with him about studio construction and learned that he had the huge kiln delivered and set in place, then built the room around it.
I hadn't planned to buy anything, but decided I needed this small plate, which will hold a candle or serve as a soapdish.
Then I noticed this heavily patterned platter and decided it had to come home as well.