Week two of my residency at Buffalo Creek Art Center

Even thought the two pieces in this photo didn’t survive, I feel like I made some progress this week…
Week two of my residency at Buffalo Creek Art Center | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

I was able to get a few kiln firings going, which really let me know where I stood on my experiments. I had a few collapses and a little breakage but I also got a few gems out of the kiln. The flanged bone forms and the aspen leaf forms I was playing with actually became beautiful translucent porcelain pieces. These results gave me the confidence to go ahead and make more pieces improving on my building and slow-drying techniques. I’ve kind of decided that if I can figure out how to build these ultra fragile porcelain pieces (which require the slowest of drying process possible to succeed) in the desert, in summer and get good results- I’m golden.

Week two of my residency at Buffalo Creek Art Center | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Oh! And as a side adventure… you know that 10,000+ foot peak that was just begging to be hiked from outside my studio window, yeah… we bagged that peak!

Week two of my residency at Buffalo Creek Art Center | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

 

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