Archive for the 'clay' Category

03
Dec
17

Clay Science at the Museum

Clay community is now back in my life – thank you NM Museum of Natural History & Science for allowing me to blend this ever-engaging expressive medium with its capacity for learning about physics and geology!

Jan-Mar 2017 Clay Science at the Museum
Mar-Apr Animal Stories
Apr-May Garden Ware
Aug-Oct Geology of Clay
Oct-Nov Animal Stories
Nov-Dec Color in Clay
Jan-Feb 2018 Color in Clay 2
Mar-Apr Inventions with Clay
Apr-May Plants on Clay

Garden Ware May 2017

 

Animal Stories Mar 2017

Clay Science at the Museum Jan 2017

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Garden Ware 2017

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Garden Ware Apr 2017

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20
Jun
17

Entries to NM Potters & Clay Artists Show

 

2017 Celebration of Clay: Light and Shadow

at the Galería Arriba at the Abiquiu Inn

July 1, 2017 – August 25, 2017

Opening Reception, Saturday, July 1, 2017, 4-6 pm

Second Reception, Friday, August 4, 2017, 4-6 pm

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Cirrelda Snider-Bryan #1 Title: “Untitled” Size: 8 x 6.5 inches

Price: $140 Light and Shadow: Thumb prints joining slab swatches catch light and create shadow.

 

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Cirrelda Snider-Bryan #2 Title: “Morning Glory” Size: 5.75 x 5.75 inches

Price: $75 Light and Shadow: Textured tile catches light, shows shadow of this morning-blooming flower. © 2017 by Cirrelda Snider-Bryan

 

Statement: Cone 5-fired Ochre clay and Duncan underglaze. Texture, slab, press-tiles, leftover pieces from tile-making, drawing, commercial glazes, oxides, illustration – these elements form backbone of my process with clay, continuous since my first clay class at Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa at age 10. Documenting everyday relationships continues to inform my process – whether in the yard, on the road, on the horizon.

 

 

10
Jul
16

Tiles for the Open Space Traditions Garden

Delighted!

Honored to the max!

The staff at City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, along with Board Members of the Open Space Alliance, commissioned me to make 10 by 10 inch illustrated label signs for 11 elements in their demonstration garden dedicated to garden bed designs used in our region over time. The Open Space Visitor Center has a tradition of its own of honoring the connection between  art and ecology. Tile Heritage Association member Margy O’Brien created plant tile signs for this place many years ago, so there’s even a tradition of tiles there!

 

Staff members Noel Chilton, Kim Selving, Kent Swanson were joined by Board Member Charlie Wood to review my proposal to make press tiles. I showed them my Garden Companions press tile series (see other section of this blog) and they liked the idea that copies of the tiles could be made.

First four tiles were completed first week of April. Second four were completed by mid June. A wonderful garden party happened Saturday June 25th to unveil the installation. The last ones will be completed by the end of August and be installed in time for the Center’s  10th anniversary celebration mid September.

Here, in the “mosaic” above, are photos of the tiles and the process, from drawing to press tile to glazing of bisque-fired “pulling” from the negative.

 

 

 

Thanks to Linda’s suggestion, here are a few more photos showing the placement of the tiles at the Traditions Garden, Open Space Visitor Center on the west bank of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque.

inside the entrance with tile signs

inside the entrance with tile signs

entrance to Traditions Garden at Open Space Visitor Center

entrance to Traditions Garden at Open Space Visitor Center

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finished Compost tile

finished Compost tile

glazing Compost tile

glazing Compost tile

Spanish tile at home

Spanish tile at home

drawing for Compost

drawing for Compost

Olla tile at home

Olla tile at home

Acequia tile at home

Acequia tile at home

Compost tile at home

Compost tile at home

Thank You Charlie Wood tile

Thank You Charlie Wood tile

22
Feb
16

Process for Imprint Tiles

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I choose “relief” tile over just a flat, painted tile generally. I have etched and drawn into clay throughout the almost 50 years I’ve been working with it — first took clay classes at Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa in 1968 at the age of 11, with Marsha Manhart as my first teacher.

In the late 90’s I read Frank Giorgini’s book Handmade Tiles where he describes creating plaster molds for pressing slabs to create multiple versions of same tile. I know many folks were inspired by his book. After having a plaster press mold lose detail, I began to make my press molds from bisque-fired tiles. Most of the tiles shown in the albums here are made this way. I have created over 40 of these press tile forms which are negatives from my drawings.

Here are a few imprint tiles paired with finished tile. There is range of depth and detail – some are just lines, others have carved or built texture to create the final relief when a pre-measured slab is pressed into it.

10
Nov
14

Gratitude Award Tiles for New Mexico Literary Arts

It’s my 6th year to make these award tiles. I love doing them. Grateful that NMLA hires me!

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2014 – Miriam Sagan

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2009 – back of greenware

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2009 – back of greenware

2009 - Mary McGinnis & Taos Poetry Circus (Anne MacNaughton & Peter Rabbit)

2009 – Mary McGinnis & Taos Poetry Circus (Anne MacNaughton & Peter Rabbit)

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2010 – Lisa Gill

2010 - Sin Fronteras Journal

2010 – Sin Fronteras Journal

2011 - ABQ Unidos Slam Team

2011 – ABQ Unidos Slam Team

2011 - Stan Noyes

2011 – Stan Noyes

2012 - James McGrath & S.O.M.O.S.

2012 – James McGrath & S.O.M.O.S.

2012 - James McGrath

2012 – James McGrath

2013 - Larry Goodell & Mitch Rayes (The Projects)

2013 – Larry Goodell & Mitch Rayes (The Projects)

2014 - Miriam Sagan & Collected Works

2014 – Miriam Sagan & Collected Works

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2015 – Alvaro Cardona-Hine

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2015 – Teatro Paraguas

04
Jan
14

Vistazo al Sur

Vistazo al Sur

This got installed!
Sunday the 22nd of December 2013

Still to come – grouting.

[see September 2012 post for beginnings of this tile piece]

27
Jan
13

Silver City – one of the best adventures of 2012

Silver City - one of the best adventures of 2012

We attended the 1st annual Silver City Clay Festival the first weekend of August and got to stay with our dear friends Ken and Jeannie, seldom seen since they moved to Silver City a dozen years ago.

To travel to Silver City from Albuquerque, it is either a 4, 4 and a half, or 5 hour trip, depending on the roads you choose. We chose the Emory Pass/4 hour route going, and came back the 5 hour route through Glenwood and Magdalena.

Our visit with Jeannie and Ken was delightful! I ended up buying a used fiddle from Jeannie, and she ended up trading a bunch of my tiles for her thread necklaces. Wanted to share those tiles here as well.

The Silver City Clay Festival was an event so well-organized and interesting that I will attend again! Here’s to Silver City in August, 2013!

 

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Tiles of mine that were in the Juried Tile Show!




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