Wednesday, April 30, 2008

super limited edition

no matter how nicely you ask us - we cannot reproduce these exact cups. But - we have new studio porcelain invasive cups and bowls available on our website...

"home sweet home"

"gypsy moths in orange"

"buzz cut"

"sounds fishy"
(Guy took this one home, he has a thing for gross fish)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Rat Month

Since this is the year of the rat, and we really like them anyways - we are officially kicking off rat month at Non Fiction with "The Ratters Dozen".
die cut chipboard rats strung with twine - 12 to a strand. Shown here with outdoor lights from Target. 55" x 7" (two pictured)
You too can have your very own strand like this guy:

Without all the mess.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


It is hard to tell on our website the size of HEADLIGHTS - our awesome porcelain wall lights. We had an idea that we would get Chewy the dog to sit on a chair in front of the wall to show scale... When that didn't work we tried driving the Ghia through the studio, and parking it in front of the wall. That went a little better. So, here are more pictures of HEADLIGHTS. We have to show this piece off anyways, we painted a whole wall for it!
Porcelain,wood veneer,lights,electricity, 2008. 74" x 11.5" x 3" (each strand)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

total destruction

With ceramics, you get to a certain point where you feel confident in what you are doing. So - when we decided to push some of our seemingly VERY dry (but apparently not) bricks through the kiln last week, I didn't think twice about it. We were working by the kiln, and then heard a loud boom - the lid lifted off the kiln, dust went everywhere, and we were left with this....

Needless to say, we will take the kiln up a little slower next time.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

big fun

We found a place in town that actually makes the dies for those funny die cut machines.When I was in 3rd grade I never thought about where all those bulletin board decorations came from - too bad - I would have been impressed. Grandon Manufacturing is over by the big OHIO sign sign near the fairgrounds - it took me a bit to find it, it doesn't have a sign on the door or anything, not much walk in business I guess - So here are our newest designs for cuts - we have a bit of a thing for rats at the moment.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Interior shots

Here are a few images of our pieces at "work"...
Bear head swag, and one of our field printed bricks. Bottom image - pair of works like a dog cups.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

prepard to be invaded

the first pieces of our invasive species dinnerware sets. each plate is enameled with our letterpressed wood cuts, and refired to over 2000 degrees. Dazzle your dinner guests with facts about each species - click on the colloquial names to learn more. remade restaurant china, sizes vary.

Formosan Termite plate

European Starling plate

Gypsy Moth bone plates

Africanized Honeybee bowl

Fire Ant plate

Cane Toad bowl

Coming VERY soon are kudzu, zebra mussel, silver carp, ship rat, brown tree snake, and purple loosestrife. We will post more dinnerware shapes and photos in the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The first batch

Just a few bricks - pulled from the field print.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

blue bricks

Images of the first bricks through the kiln. The blue is super bleedy - which is really nice.
The bricks were originally all blue... from the Belden Brick factory right here in Ohio- blue slipped bricks that we have reslipped white and printed on. This is the overall piece fired and put back together (but out of order) The bricks will be sold individually.

Another big brick print - unfired.