Oh my goodness, what a past few weeks it has been for me! Most notably, I relocated to New Brunswick, and I'm already plotting my escape. Don't get me wrong, the people I live with are great and it's cheap, but I can only take so many juicer frat bros who enjoy screaming about how drunk they are at 4 o'clock in the morning, before I snap and shoot up the place. I set up my cute little bench in our living room (see above) and I'm really looking forward to getting to work. It's strange though because the studio at school was a bunch of girls working and listening to Britney Spears and Hall & Oates and talking about girly stuff like power tools and hammers, and now when I work at home it's a bunch of guys sitting around playing Grand Theft Auto and talking about philosophy and World War 2. It's a strange transition.
In other news, a few other exciting developments. All three of the pieces I submitted to the Annual Members Exhibition at the Hunterdon Museum of Art were accepted, so I'm looking forward to attending the opening on October 18th. It's funny because I used to take ceramics classes at the Hunterdon Museum of Art when I was a kid, and now I get to show my work there! Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts invited me to participate in two exhibitions they're having in December and January, one is called "The Teapot Redefined" and the other is called "Heirlooms of the Future". It's a beautiful gallery and I'm really really excited at the prospect of showing my work there. I'm also presented with the task now of making a teapot, but I like having an assignment to think about, it's like I'm back in school again.
I also spent the majority of today setting up my new Etsy account. I have kind of been hesitant about selling my work on Etsy up until now, but I finally caved and set up an account. I think I'm going to focus a lot more energy on making production work these days, partly because I want to make some work that everyone is able to afford, and partly because it seems like a wise idea considering the state of the economy. I don't have much production work at the moment, but I photographed the laser cut earrings I made last fall and put them up on my site. My shop is called "The Single File" (haha) Go check it out!