Close to Home was inspired by books like Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll in which animals possess people-like qualities including table manners. I always wondered what would happen if these fantastical table settings happened in real life.
Woodfiring with Zach Sierke
We were invited to be a part of the fall wood firing at Zach Sierke Pottery in Fairhope, Alabama. We helped to prep, load, fire, and unload the kiln. The whole process took about a month from start to finish. Wood firing is a traditional atmospheric firing process that uses wood as fuel for the kiln and the ash from the wood to decorate the ceramic pieces inside the kiln.
The Route of It All
We accomplished one of the first big steps into going nomadic, buying a home on wheels. Inspired by the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, which is an Airstream renovated into a traveling gallery, I started thinking "Could I travel to shows and bring my own gallery and place to stay?" There are some large expenses involved in showing your artwork in galleries and trade shows. Travel being one of the biggest expenses. This got me thinking, what if you didn't have to travel back from shows, just to them? Thus the idea was born to travel across the country and go nomadic. This is the beginning of my project, The Route of It All.