Sunday, June 29, 2008

bodega tiles

We are currently working on printing a 2.5'x 22' subway tile panel for the back wall at Bodega in the Short North. I thought it would be interesting to show how we are field printing both this and the factory bricks.

blank tiles with and without white enamel

the first images are applied

Saturday, June 28, 2008

North Carolina

We drove down south to North Carolina to participate in Rock and Shop. We had a great time and met a ton of cool people, and saw some amazing kudzu. Click here to read more - it has taken over, and can grow a foot a day in optimum conditions. Turns out Kudzu was introduced from Japan into the United States in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, where it was promoted as a forage crop and an ornamental plant. HA!
Here is our kudzu cup and saucer with a picture we snapped at a stop light on our way to the show.

and Mike at the booth, wearing our overseas cap...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Real Rat - part two

We are one step closer to our porcelain rat! The original rat has been scanned and this is the rapid prototype printout. Next - make the molds - and then we can start casting. It is interesting to see how the details change, and how the 3-D camera and printer interpret the hair...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Stay tuned...

We are working towards a few big projects this week. Pictures coming soon.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ten Times - project #1

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, and we will make ten objects better; making 100 pieces in all. Each item will cost ten times the amount of the materials it took to create the piece. It is the idea that is the
expensive part...

Termite Light - wood veneer, letterpressed termites, and pre-existing IKEA light. 25W, 6.5" x 4.5", 2008. $50.00

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Art for the Cash Poor

We just drove back into town last night, and already miss Philly. We had a great time participating in Art for the Cash Poor and met a ton of cool people. Guy dropped his work off at The Clay Studio for his show next month, and we had time to hang out with old friends. Here are photos of our booth setup (the ratters dozen is my favorite)...

Our day two display - two tables!

Friday, June 13, 2008


This bonfire light won't burn your house down - but will bring the good times of the outdoors in. And - no smoky clothes to wash! Terra cotta logs on a grogged porcelain base with a fire(y) flicker light.
7" x 5", porcelain, terra cotta, marbles, and electricity, 2008. 95.00

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rattus Rattus

Our newest Headlight - for IFD Austin. One third the size of our large headlights - and a little bit creepier with the ship rat profile.
Porcelain, wood veneer, felt, and electricity, 32"(minus cord)x 11.5" x 3", 2008.

More rat lighting coming soon...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Inside the Artist's Studio

We were invited to participate in the Mahan Gallery's summer show - Inside the Artist Studio. So, if you are in or around Columbus, stop in and check out our bricks, studio porcelain, nightlights, and protobirds.
The exhibit is literally an "off the wall" show. See. Love. Buy. Take home.

Protobirds - 7.5" x 5.5". Porcelain cast from a rapid prototype print, decals and enamels, 2008. 200.00 - 250.00 each.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Columbus Famous

We were featured in the Alive a couple weeks ago - the weekly paper, in the section Alive and Unedited. They came out to the studio to take a look around and interview us on how we work. To check out the article click here , and to watch our interview online, click here. They did a great job - thank you to everyone who was involved!