Day 465

BOXES! I’ve been trying to read a bit between making these things. It’s really hard not to get red iron oxide everywhere, including the books. Yay for Lava soap. Stuff’s amazing. Oddly enough, Rube Goldberg machines have come into my research. Not really sure why, but the humor and genius behind them is fascinating. Maybe it will lead to something later on…

But for now, I’m making metal things. Out of clay. Still.

Animations to come soon. Don’t panic.

pile o' boxes

These are the boxes that I have finished. There’s about 35. I didn’t actually count. Maybe later. Math, pbbbth.


T.V.’S! (damn you thrift store, why don’t these come with power cords?)


Pre-assembly as of this morning. There is enough material here to make another 25 boxes. I want to get these into the kiln before break begins. Here’s hoping. *clink*

I’ve found a new use for the FabLab: the ceramics spray booth. Making my life so much easier.

That’s it. I’m going to go work.


Day 395


and this thing.

Technically it’s not the next day for me, but time and dates. Pbbbth.

Day 382

Making, making, making. It’s one thing to just make things, it’s a whole different fish to actually know why you’re working and what you’re doing. I’m in both camps. I need to keep working to figure out why I’m making, and this year is going to be a lot of thinking with the making. Good thing I’m a thinker. Thanks Strength-Finder, I had no idea. Hahaha! This year, I’m making larger piles of rejected detritus with tongue-in-cheek animations and a vague idea. We’ll see what happens. As for the animations, I’m going to keep working on those and eventually I’ll come up with an excellent reason why I’ve incorporated them into my subtly beautiful joke. Work, brain, work!

Day 257

It’s now official: We’re second years. Scary thought. Now we’re going to be the wise ones, the ones who give advice, who know what they are doing. Hahahahaha! It’s been an incredibly long and tiring year, but I’ve learned a crazy amount. My brain needs a break. So I’ll document stuff today, sleep-in tomorrow and then go start my assistantship with Elizabeth Fergus-Jean. I’m stoked about that. Making things!
And I’m going to keep going with the animations. We’ll see where it takes me. Could be awesome. Could be a complete disaster. I’m going to make things for a little while without thinking about it and just work.
It’s raining. Makes me want to sit in my barber’s chair and make more functional cubes. Or play video games. I’m not sure which 🙂

Day 239

Working like crazy to produce more. Sleep is completely overrated. I have a new sculpture, partially built, waiting on the test results. Haha! Sounds like it’s sick or something. No, just glaze test results. Hehe. New colour- moving away from the black. Hopefully I mixed it correctly. Measuring, ppshht. Also working on another couple of animations, and learning a bit more about after effects. We’ll see if I can get it to work. I should probably sweep. There is a significant accumulation of clay bits and dust under my chair and table. Meh. More bolts! I’m going to go make something now.