Friday, November 12, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Here's how it works: your first session is a 4-hour session (12-4pm), and you make several pieces using a pottery wheel and/or hand-building. The second session is for glazing (12-4pm).
Expert guidance, includes materials and firing. $65 per person. Limited to 4 persons; sign up early to assure your spot! request availability
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Mutable Fire Ceramics Studio in West Seattle is looking for a pottery artist to rent space in our fully-equipped studio. We have a large slab-roller, 2 pottery wheels (including a kick-wheel), 3 electric kilns, lots of shelving space for work-in-progress, excellent natural light, and monthly opportunities to sell your work. The building we are located in is a dedicated artist space, and is a participant in the very popular West Seattle Art Walk. You would have a defined workspace which would be used exclusively by you. $275/month includes 24/7 access, use of all equipment, and utilities (except very reasonable firing fees). Alternately , we offer flexible monthly rental rates based on frequency of use. We can also accommodate ceramic artists who need a short-term studio to work, space to conduct a workshop, or just need to fire your work. For inquiries, please e-mail: mutablefirestudios@gmail More photos here.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Treat yourself to a cocktail and fabulous appetizers at the warm and inviting Chez Shea in Pike Place Market while you view the paintings of Laura Marks.
Then head south to 2nd and University to Patricia Rovzar Gallery to view the new work by encaustic artist Joyce Gehl. Work will be on display Feb 4th - March 2nd.
Finish up at the Collins Pub with a beer, grub and new work from Northwest Encasutic Studio artist Shaun Doll.
Finally, this weekend is your last chance to see the show at Fetherston Gallery on Capital Hill, featuring work by our own Randy McCoy.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Bren’s imperfect doll-like figurative work represents a sense of re-birth and ascension to a spiritual place free from the imposed bonds of vanity and perfection, religious dogma, and attitudes of intolerance.
Much of Bren’s childhood was care-free, happy and relatively simple. When she wasn’t franticly drawing mustard, mayo and ketchup faces on meat patties to break the monotony of making burgers at her parent’s Dairy Bar; Bren was left to her own imagination. Free from adult responsibilities and unlike today’s child, she enjoyed “unstructured” play time. No schedule jammed with organized sports or activities, no shopping malls, few toys, limited TV, and the absence of a computer to dictate her actions, pacify her imagination, and clutter her curiosity. Doing “without” cultivated Bren’s sense of wonderment and allowed her to explore, connect and appreciate the surrounding natural beauty of the environment. Inspired by pictures in National Geographic, she loved digging in the dirt as though on an archeological expedition. Bren began creating dolls and play things from the buried “treasures” she unearthed and this continues to be visible in her sculptures today. Her fascination with unearthing deteriorating objects naturally led her to the mediums of clay, wood, glass, scrap metal and hardware. Bren transforms these common everyday materials into very uncommon works of fine art that are captivating because they are rough, raw, and uncensored. She does not limit her artistic expression to creating what is merely pleasant to look at or expected.
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