studio

Setting the Stage

No, I’m not making the move toward installation works.
Simple Set Up

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….

Studio landscape
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Big News: My Residency at the Bemis

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.

Ceramics Studio at the Bemis

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 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.