Sunday, July 27, 2008

Swarm Light - prototype 1b

Images from the shop - our newest hanging light "Swarm". This is one of two prototypes we made, and I think the final light design will be somewhere in between. Several more lights are in the works as well from tomato cages to chandeliers for a big show next year...
Die cut rats, porcelain, electrified lampshade. 46" x 18", 2008.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

more bricks

Lately, we are working in large numbers - 1,000s of little tiles and 230+ bricks were both loaded into kilns today. Is is amazing the amount of work that can get done with just a few people concentrating their efforts into a project. (more on that later). Here are pictures of the bricks in progress. Each kiln holds around 120 bricks that weight almost 6 lbs. each. Whew.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The great state of Michigan

We just got back from the Shadow Art Fair in Ypsilanti Michigan - and are still trying to recover. It was a full day - but we had a great time with everyone who participated and came to shop (and drink!) The Corner Brewery has a strong local crowd, and huge support from the community which was really nice to see. Above are pictures of our booth.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Counting Sheep

The Counting Sheep Light - perfect for those restless late nights. A study at Oxford University concluded that counting sheep is actually an inferior means of inducing sleep because you do not expend enough mental energy. So we had our bear eat them. Dream about that.

Porcelain,decals,china paint,marbles,and electricity. 6"x8", 95.00

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Big Fancy

Large Protobird monuette with gold luster fireants. This is an enlarged version of a sparrow - originally 3" tall - now 12".
Porcelain and luster, 12" x 7".

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stream of Consciousness Tiling

The images of our tile piece for Bodega. Photos taken on grilled cheese Monday, which is worth checking out.
screenprinted enamel on subway tile, 22' x 2.5'

Monday, July 7, 2008

Old School

We are super excited to be part of Uppercase Gallery's new show - Old School. From our packet - we used words that have OA as our inspiration. Each porcelain block rotates to show the image on one side, and the word on the other.

The best part is that the whole piece is on a bOArd!
Porcelain, decals, board, marbles. 24" x 3.25" x 5.5", 2008.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The RAT is ready!

Here it is... Fresh from the kiln the Norway Rat. Rattus norvegicus can continue on their path to global domination by letting us ship one out to you.
Porcelain, 9" x 6" with base. Contact for pricing.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

bodega tiles - part two

Bodega in the Short North has asked us to put art on the back brick wall. Here is part two of the tile wall in the making.
We are installing the piece tomorrow morning - finished pictures soon.

Before firing...

Out of the kiln - arranging each section to create random patterning

The back of the panels. Steven CNC milled out these amazing backs - there are 9 in total. The hang on two giant cleats and should fit together perfectly when hung.