Thanks to the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, amongst other things, Northern Clay Center hosts visiting artists who come and work in a nice and sunny (but chilly) studio and mix up the surroundings. David Allyn is here in Minneapolis, in residence at NCC for 3 months and it seems like he is starting to get into his groove.
He gave a slide lecture the other night that was fun and interesting. Best of all, his richly layered work and his ease in speaking about and explaining his processes, has inspired me to experiment with decals. I’ve thought about it a few times in the past, but have yet to follow through.
Since I’m off to India tomorrow, my pots will have to wait a little bit longer for their new kind of decorations. With all of the richness of travel, if there is any room left in my brain, decal use can simmer away while I’m soaking up Himalayan, Moghul and Rhajasthani goodness.
I won’t be posting while I’m away, but there are sure to be some good images here upon my return. Until then, maybe a few Tweets (you can find me @yocyn) or Facebook updates.