These works are from a juried show in Pacifica in July 2009.
All pieces are ceramic tiles 6" x 6". The challenge for all the 67 artists selected was to create 50, 6 x 6 inch works in 50 days. Some artists shot photos, some paintings some drawings etc. I chose to draw on tiles. My drawings are all from live models. I drew directly on the tiles with an underglaze pen during the session, while the model was posing. The firing process is raku. The term Raku (literally, "enjoyment" or "ease") for this kind of pottery derives from Jurakudai, the name of a palace in Kyoto built by (1537-1598), the leading warrior statesman of the time. During the firing the tiles develope iridescent color, crackles and sometimes cracks. But unlike other ceramics the raku is a process where the accidents are prized as part of the work.
Tiles are $100 plus tax and shipping.
T1026 T1027 T1028 T1029 T1030 T1031
T1032 T1033 T1034 T1035 T1036 T1037