No, I’m not making the move toward installation works.
This is what I call my “Kill Room,” a set up for grinding my works. The plastic sheet keeps the water in, and the basin collects the water so I can recycle as I work.
Now if I could only find a way to make a Kill Room (and a piece) as large as the entire Okada Sculpture Facility….
This little guy visited me this past weekend (he visits me every weekend).
I wonder what he’s dreaming about?
Today was the start of something new. I’m very very excited that, for the next three months, I will be an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
This is where I, TJ Edwards, will be spending the next three months: the ceramics studio at the Bemis.
Back in April I learned that I was chosen to be a resident at the Bemis. I’m the first resident in an arrangement between the University of Nebraska Lincoln and the Bemis, where one graduate from the MFA program has a reserved spot at the Bemis
Today is the start of that residency. This morning I left Lincoln Nebraska, my car packed with my wheel and 200 pounds of clay. My studio is the largest space I’ve ever had dedicated to making art. I can’t wait to fill it up with my work! There are so many possibilities. In fact I was so excited, that after setting up things in my studio, I sat down and began throwing for my first project.
The start of something new….
Over the next three months I’ll be documenting my residency. I know it’ll be a intense few months, but I’m excited about the opportunity to focus on my work and on making. I very much look forward to sharing this with you all as I explore new ideas and develop projects that I’ve wanted to do for years.