Friday, December 17, 2010

ceramics with a side of screen printing

when i was in high school, i used to be in ceramics class and LOVED every minute of it-i was pretty good on the wheel and made a number of cups, bowls and art work depicting the funny inside jokes i had with my friends...such good memories.
over the years, i have been wanting to go back into the studio, but either had zero time, scheduling conflict or no money for classes.

(kombucha on tap with Mark-a quick drink before class)

my friends at Avanti Cafe have been trying to get me into their ceramics class in Huntington Beach which is very affordable and if i just rearrange my schedule, i could do it.  after a year of asking me,  i finally got my act together and started taking classes every tuesday for the past few months.
Our instructor Matt is a super nice fellow who teaches computer art stuffs, ceramics and painting/drawing...really funny and one day had scissors screened onto his pants, when i asked where he got them he replied, "i screen printed them in the next room".

Matt recently made me a screen of a mason jar, and last week showed Mark and I what to do with it....

(attaching the screen)

(Mark spreading fabric ink over the mason jar screen)

(the original drawing-turned into screen-into cuteness on a dress!)

(Matt explaining to Mark about photoshop for his screen)

i brought in a few items that had stains on them o i could cover them up with cute mason jars!

(already wore this to work!) 

(going to wear this to work!)
next up: Backyard In A Jar aprons, tea towels and Road Less Traveled staff tees and other merch! Coming in 2011

and i do do ceramics in this class :)


Yolanda M. said...

I love the blue shirt! Great ideas D. Can't wait to see what else is coming for you in 2011!

Yolanda M. said...

I love the blue shirt! Great ideas D. Can't wait to see what else is coming for you in 2011!

Anonymous said...

can't wait for acute mason jar dishtowel or apron!!!!

delilah said...

i already have a list of things that i want to make...all canning/preserving-themed and RLT (which i cant believe i havent thought of doing before)

adriana said...

Love the t-shirt, and mason jars are the best. I think that they make perfect casual drinking glasses aside from the usual container for preserves.

Anonymous said...

Hi, your furnace looks just like mine, which is an old floor furnace.
Have you tried lighting the pilot light? Its on the bottom of the furnace. You probably have to go under the house to access it. You could also call the gas company and have them check it out and light the pilot light. That's what I did:-) You probably need the grate though...

It's warm!!!