Thursday, July 23, 2009

Residency @ Guldagergaard, Denmark

Myself, Brian, and Malin posing infront of Malin's Raku fired wall installations.

Malin, Brian, and I exhibited our work in the Apple tree Gallery in Guldagergaard. We added a bit of glamour to the event by dressing in our finest and serving chocolate dipped strawberries. Mmm Mmm.
We spent a full day Raku firing our decal and lustre printed pieces.
Yes, it's Danish flags in dog Poop, a sweet but unusual Danish tradition.

This piece was donated to the ceramic collection at Guldagergaard. It is made up of readymades, fake snow, raw clay mountains, and a raku fired decal printed Moose.
We also experimented with lustre in the Raku firing.
Images for decals were collected from fairytale books, the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Krone Circus, and various street signs around Denmark.

These pieces were inspired by the Danish childrens story writer, Hans Christian Andersen.

Fused together with a few things from my own childhood, signifying the dawn of the computer game era.
Had a fabulous time at the International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark. Spent the month of June working with another ceramic friend of mine, Malin Jansson, We spent most of the weeks gathering images to make decals with, had a lot of fun in the process, as most of our research was conducted at the circus and the fair!

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