Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hotel San Jose

On November 2, N and I will be celebrating 3 years of marriage. We wanted to celebrate by staying at the ultra-cool San Jose Hotel in Austin, but they were booked on our actual date, so we stayed there last weekend.

It was sooo nice. I mean, how cool is a hotel that tacks a little poem up in the bathroom?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Back this up!

N and I just supported this project on Kickstarter. Sounds like a great project.

Rolling along

N and I are participating in a holiday show at the Craft Alliance and the theme is "on a roll." I made this rolling razor for it.

Here's the video:

Those are fake eyelashes where the razor blades would be.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Playing Around at Craft Alliance Gallery

Probably should have posted about this on September 10 when this show opened, but N and I are featured in a 2-person exhibition at the Craft Alliance Gallery in St. Louis through the end of the month. So if you're in the St. Louis area before Halloween and looking for something to do, check it out!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nice view

This was the view from our first Houston studio. I say 'was' because the building was sold and we have to be out by October 24. Bumps in the road. But we'll figure something out.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Obscene? Really?

So I entered this piece in the faculty show at my school and apparently someone complained that they find this "obscene." Really? Evidently, they see some relationship between these brushes and tools used for "female pleasure." WTF? One friend's response was, "well, they're plastic and have brushes," but that sounds more like a female torture device to me. I guess I have some things to learn...

Friday, October 8, 2010

A dying breed?

As a person who makes and occasionally sells holloware, I have often encountered the prevailing attitude that making holloware is not a practical way to make a living in this day and age because it is too time-consuming to produce and people will not pay for it. But today I received the most recent edition of Goldsmith Magazine and it included a link to British Silver Week-2010.
This is evidently a show entirely of people making (and selling!) silver holloware. There were some really lovely pieces and above are a few of my favorites.

I guess there are still people out there doing the hard stuff!