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.