Saturday, December 27, 2008

King Mops

Similar to our evil eyed rabbit lamps - we now have added a Mops into the mix. The yellow and red lights go nicely with the gold lustered crown and bells. 7.5" x 12", 2008. Porcelain, luster, and electricity.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Shakespeare Wooden Minnow

One of Steven's amazing pieces for our show at The Clay Studio - "Shakespeare Wooden Minnow". We spent all day taking photos and cataloging the work before we break for the holidays. Tons of photos coming soon - more work and our lovely light installation inside the gallery...

“Leda Diprossopus” Dresden porcelain with CNC milled and goldleafed firewood – flicker lights wired. 6” x 14”, 2008. 1800.00

Monday, December 15, 2008

dada light

This light started off as an unfinished piece - which turned out to look pretty amazing with a light bulb for a head. For the full dada effect - set this beside your Dali lips couch using your lobster gloves. For you everyday folks - we like it on the floor.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Good Design

Last night we went to the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati for the Good Design for the Holidays show. We are super excited to be included - and to see our pieces in such an amazing space. The sale is going on until January, so if you are in the area, go check it out.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Three out of four of us participated in some holiday shows this weekend - Renegade in Chicago and the Shadow Art Fair in Michigan. We accidentally took no photos.

Friday, December 5, 2008

paper garland

Perfect for this holiday season! Paper garland made from die cut atoms, molecules, and snowflakes - sewn together with red string. Each piece is 4' long and can be connected with other strands to create large hanging ornaments. We will be making a limited number of these for the next couple of weeks - so send us an email if you are interested.
10.00 a strand.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tree Ornament

These little 3.5" ratties don't mind hanging by their tails, especially if the tree looks as good as they do. White as snow, they can even decorate the mantle, protecting your favorite holiday card display. Fifty bucks a pop.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


We are all going to do the best we can to take a well deserved break this weekend. In the meantime - check out Guy's turkey head salt and pepper shakers.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ten Times - project #3

Our newest Ten Times piece - "Log Hooks". The ten times project once again means that we take ten objects and make them ten times better, in a limited edition of ten, charging ten times the cost of the original item. To see project one, click here. Project two, click here.
Wooden bathroom hooks, with porcelain logs screwed into the top of each hook. Fully functional - a little more fancy.
10" x 7.5". Wood and porcelain, 2008. Limited edition of 10. 20.00 each

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Flipping Eras: Industrial Age Techniques Reemerge in the Studio Process

NFDC was invited to exhibit in the Flipping Eras exhibition at the Ohio State University. On top is the brick kicker, and 3 Bears Headlights. Above, our hanging lights attracted swarms.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We are getting ready for a couple shows next month, and making tons of cups along the way. Here is the newest batch of invasive species dinnerware on bone china. Also - we have some beautiful new studio porcelain as well - pictures coming soon.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Other Projects From The NFDC studio

This is another one incredible projects we have been working on, here at the Non Fiction Studio,where anything can be made in porcelain. Hand Carved forms combined with digital prototypes, are cast in porcelain. This Minilith and Monuette project has exploded since the residency at the Dresden Porcelain Manufactory. Click here to see the origin of the branch forms.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

a start

It seems like we are forever coming up with more and more prototypes. This is a start to a hanging light - we wanted to create an embellished bare bones structure - and then go from there. So far so good. Later this week we are going to have tomato cages specifically built for this idea - stay tuned.
Tomato cage, tiny porcelain flowers, epoxy glue.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wolfie the Great

Fresh from the Z corp, Wolfie is in full alpha mode. Watch your back.....

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ten Times - project #2

The second piece from our 10 times series - Cuckoo (redo). The Ten Times project in a nutshell - we take 10 regular objects, and make then ten times better. Each object is produced in a limited edition of ten, making 100 pieces in all. Each item will cost ten times the amount of the original object. We throw in the labor for free. It is the idea that is the expensive part.
Pre-existing IKEA clock altered with rapid prototyped wolf head slipcast in porcelain, porcelain pressed leaves, and slipcast pine cones. The face of the clock has the molecular structure for china clay printed on the surface.
8” x 16”, 100.00 each. Edition of ten.
*with stocks falling - think about investing in art this quarter*

Friday, October 24, 2008

this week

This week Mike finished carving his giant block of plaster, made a mold, and then started casting. A pretty impressive feat - and his shoulder is feeling it. Steven started milling out background tests for an installation in the works - more to come over the next month as our show gets closer.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


We posted a picture a while ago of an Eames chair that was found in a nearby dumpster. It was covered in paint - almost a half inch thick in the dip alone! After many hours of clean up, and a giant jug of paint stripper - we decided it would never be fully restored - so why not tile it?
It is now covered in hundreds of porcelain buttons -- giving the chair a strange new thickness. It is definitely different than before - but we just had to give it a try. Here are the before and after shots.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Turkey Pigeon

Just in time for the holidays.... Our Turkey Pigeon is bearing meat for you - in the form of a floral chicken drumstick. Pigeons were originally domesticated as a food species, with different breeds being developed for their food bearing qualities.
Slipcast and hand cut vitreous porcelain, combined with hand applied floral pieces, 18" x 9", 2008.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


A new project. We picked up this chalk dog head in Dewey, OK this summer, and have been staring at it for the last month. So - last week we 3-D scanned it and printed it out nice and tiny. This will definitely be part of our next 10 times piece, and who knows what else....

Friday, October 10, 2008

Gold Formula

Our newest batch of studio porcelain. Slipcast tumblers with silk screened images of invasive species and the chemical structure of kaolin - plus luster.
5"-8" tall. 2008.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Rattus Norvegicus Rex

"Rattus Norvegicus Rex" - aka The Brown Rat King. The finished version.
Rapid Prototyped rats cast in porcelain hang by their tails with red glass berries in their mouth. Surrounded by a ring of acorns, leaves, and glass.
7" x 14", 1250.00 for this prototype.
Finished version (where the tails are looped) 1400.00

Saturday, October 4, 2008


We are super excited to have two pieces in "SEAMS" - taking place this weekend at the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, Canco Lofts. Curated by Colleen Grennan and Joshua Erb, of Mahan Gallery fame. From the press release...
"Assuming the artist decides ultimately what is worthy of public display, those chosen for SEAMS have undermined this responsibility, placing a fluctuating form of paraphernalia into the public realm, demystifying ideas of conclusiveness and truth and exalting production quality objects. "

"Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning" an idea for a light - and a work in progress...
Slipcast and rapid prototyped porcelain and terra cotta, plastic, marbles, tape, hot glue, wood.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Publication is okay

Our Invasive Species Fire Ant plate is featured in Bust Magazine this month! Check out the Page O' Shit (yes, the actual page name, 037) to see it and several other artists with a bug addiction.

Friday, September 26, 2008

little flowers

My new obsession.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ikea Hacker

Our termite light - part of our ten times series, where we make ten objects ten times better - was featured on Ikea Hacker - as one of their favorite hacks. I would like to officially say that we are honored.
Our next ten times piece will be debuting soon. It is good.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fancy Rat Light

PROTOTYPE #1. studio lights on...
studio lights off....
Our newest light - The Fancy Rat Chandelier with the first ever (to my knowledge) rapid prototyped porcelain rat. Four hang by their nasty little tails surrounded by acorns.
Biscuit fired porcelain, 12" x 8.5", 2008.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

From the studio

Fresh from the studio - a new version of the Protobirds. I love how the luster looks like gold foil!
7.5"x 5.5" individually. Porcelain with luster, 2008. $500.00 for the set.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

studio porcelain

I realized today that we rarely show (on the web) our studio porcelain.  It is made in house, from the molds to the hand painted details.  Each piece is different - and we are constantly making them - printing imagery, adding new layers, firing over and over, trying new shapes, ect. So, here are just a couple pictures of some pieces.  

Slipcast porcelain cups and bowls - ranging from small to pretty large.  25.00-60.00 a piece.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Before

We are all back in town - and we have big plans for this sad Eames chair in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Old School Exhibition is on

We are a little late in posting this - but the Old School show is up and running - and looks amazing! You can go here to check out the show. All the work is for sale through Uppercase Gallery as well as through Poppytalk Handmade.
You can see our piece here - in the bottom right corner next to the globe. And here, a little bigger.
"Words with OA" porcelain, decals, wooden bOArd, marbles, 24" x 5.5", 2008. $625.00

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Our firing was a success - everything - seriously everything, turned out for the most part. We spent the last day and half of our time in Germany packing and repacking everything to make the long trip back to Ohio. We have a couple shows lined up for the work - first being our solo show at The Clay Studio in Philly this winter... (more to come soon)

Not Pictured: Steven's final images

Sunday, August 24, 2008

short north art al fresco

Rebecca has been holding down the fort in Columbus - and recently participated in the city's first outdoor art show - a one day event featuring installations all over downtown.
"Rats in Trees" (from the book Rats by Robert Sullivan - there is a section where an exterminator sees rats in trees, and by seeing that has in effect seen everything)

200 die cut rats laminated with vintage flocked wallpaper. Lovely.
Also - here is a little video of the rats in action...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Good Luck...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The last bits

This is the last wet work posting - as of today we are done making. All the work will be loaded into the kilns - and we will see what happens...
Mike's epic battle between the protoRat and the Dresden Porcelain Swan
Mops with flower eyes - all the 3-D flowers are hand pressed and pulled in the factory - we met someone who has been making them for over 20yrs. I tried this process and ended up giving up after 5 minutes. A lot harder than it looks.
Examples of the flowers...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Week Three - ahh!

Okay - this is the last week to work in the factory - and Steven has kicked in to high production mode. Check out the drilled mops, rooster, and swan.

Some lovely candelabras for Non Fiction... Also, looked at the pierced swan in the far left of the picture.


We went to Mortizburg this Sunday - the hunting lodge/getaway of Augustus the Strong. Pretty amazing place - with several other small residences/castles around back in case he got tired of this one.
All of Augustus's antlers are displayed throughout the palace - there are probably more than 500 sets. One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Lucky guy.

Friday, August 15, 2008

the line up

It is the end of week two - and we have all made a TON of work. I have no idea how to get this all back to the US - but - can't really think about that right now.
Steven has made a couple amazing swan candelabras/lamps - depending on if they are wired up or not... The swan is the most graceful yet grotesque animal of the group.
The Buckminster Rooster vase - applying the little flowers gets addicting once you start. Suddenly it seems like everything needs a few.