Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Shown above is one of my favorite “treasuries” assembled by a talented jewelry designer whose shop name is stönz. Not only did I discover inspiring ceramic artists, but also the work of the person who put this collection together. Three cheers for etsy for creating this amazing website where artists meet.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
I learned how to slip-cast in the same class as David Wiseman, and saw him create many of his well-known forms. It’s so fun to see David written up in LA Times and The New York Times, just to name a few. I particularly like his bronze branches topped with porcelain blossoms. I also took bronze casting, and it nearly killed me, but David makes it look effortless. See more of David’s work at R20th Century, in New York City.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Pablo Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” set a new sale record at Christie’s. See the full article here in The NY Times.
In 1951, the painting sold for $19,800; at the recent auction at Christie’s, it sold for $106.5 million. Will Picasso’s family see any of the profit? Or how about an art program funded by just one (or even a quarter of one) of the millions? A program that could nurturer a future Picasso...
A curious fact, here is Picasso’s full name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso.