Sarah Horn Ceramics will be at the Crafty Supermarket on April 27th, 2013 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center! Which means until then, you will find me in my studio...working frantically to get ready.....
New Year's Resolution # 36: Be more consistent with updating this site. I've had lots of things happen since my last entry: The Bellevue Art Show, September City Flea, Crafty Supermarket (which was awesome!), the Clay Alliance Holiday Fair, LOTS of fun new ornament designs, and some experimentation in mosaic work. I haven't documented any of this because, again, I'm terrible at blogging. I'm going to work on that.
Right now, it's time to apply to shows for the year and work out new designs. I have plans to make a tile for the Cathedral in Covington, the Southgate House Revival, and a few multi-tile panoramas, including the Cincinnati skyline. I'm also working on getting back to my original love of finding unusual angles of buildings, or capturing just a bit of the roofline. Last year's designs were nice, but they were beginning to get too focused on capturing the entire building. As I am not a postcard maker, I hope to get back to finding more artistic angles to capture the spirit of architecture.
Any suggestions, now is the time! And this is also the year I finally branch out of Cincinnati and make tiles of other places. I think some traveling is in order....
I'll be back. Soon. With pictures. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Another summer month, another successful City Flea! This time we were located in the newly renovated Washington Park right smack in front of the majestic Music Hall. The city was flooded with visitors for the World Choir Games Champions concert and a steady crowd filled the Flea despite some spotty weather. We had a refreshing shower during set up, but after that the clouds parted, the sun was shining, and the rain held off until the end of the day. I wish I could say that the entire Flea was as hopping as my particular spot, but I can't because I was so busy I never made it out of my booth! Luckily, I was next to Madville Studios and Tracy Makanani, fellow friendly vendors. It's always nice to have a booth next to people you know and like!
Here are a few choice pics of the day:
First, my booth....
And the sweet view from my booth!
My parents came and dad took some great pics of the park, too. It's lovely!
And I'm pretty sure you'll see this gazebo in a future tile.
I won't be at August's City Flea since I'm starting a new teaching position and need my energy for that, but I'll be back in September! And I'll likely still go in August. Gotta take advantage of the opportunity to be a Flea Shopper.
Yesterday I participated as a vendor at the June City Flea in Over The Rhine. They're trying out new locations this year, and yesterday found us at 12th and Vine Streets right in the heart of OTR. It turned out to be a great place to hold the Flea-crowds were constant and enthusiastic and the neighborhood was hoppin'. A DJ was flooding the Flea with music, the weather was great, and I had a great day of sales. This is becoming a fantastic event for Cincinnati, and I love seeing the diversity of people coming to OTR and the variety of creativity amongst the vendors! Happily, I was super busy all day, which means most of my photos were taken from the confines of my booth. It's a good dilemma to have.
My big seller? The OTR Landscape tile that depicts the above street section! In fact, one couple that bought the tile lives in the yellow building above! Although, since I made the mold for my tile, a sweet deck has been added. So my tile, seen below, is the 'nostalgic version'....
Next up: The Northside Art in the Park on Saturday, June 23, 11-7 @ Hoffner Park in Northside and then the July City Flea on July 14th in the newly renovated Washington Park.
I've been shaking things up a bit and making tiles with images other than architecture. So far, I'm calling them "Objects Of Desire" tiles after one of my Pinterest boards. And because they are all based on things I would buy if I could. Anyways, inside my beloved historic architecture one expects to find stylish antique furniture and dainty china things, right? It's all related. Check it out!
I've been busy making molds of all my tile designs this winter. Every Friday night you can find me at Core Clay steadily cranking out the molds of both new and older tiles. I've managed to save all my tiles after casting them, leaving me with a nice selection of only slightly damaged/plaster ridden tiles to experiment with. So, for the first time in what seems like forever, I'm playing around with some new surface treatments, slips and glazes.
Inspired by the artwork of Molly Hatch, I am trying out some slip inlay using a process called mishima. I'm using colored slips, underglazes, and regular glazes and having a ridiculously good time.
We'll have to see how the firing goes, but I'm loving the line quality made by the mishima process.
I'm pretty excited to have extra tiles that I can actually play around with. Now I have to decide: glossy or not glossy? Or both? Oh, the possibilities...
New title banner! New link colors! New photo albums with lots more photos!
I've spent some time updating my little blog now that I'm starting to get people looking for me (business cards really work!). I've got some more touching up to do, but while I'm redecorating, check it out!
I need feedback. Let me know what you think of the new banner. I'm definitely still an amateur at all things technology, but as my grandpa George Wilisch used to say, "Where there's a Wilisch there's a way, by George." Which means I'll eventually figure it out.
Now, I really need to step away from the computer and enjoy this delicious Chicken, Orzo and Lemon soup my husband heated up for me....
I'm taking a break from making tiles to work on the house and get ready for the new year. First task: make my 2012 calendar. Which means this morning I spent an inordinate amount of time downloading free fonts. Anyways, my calendar is made and printed, and I figured I might as well share! If you would like a copy of THIS calendar:
Tomorrow I'll be selling my tiles, ornaments and pendants at the Clay Alliance Holiday Fair! It's going to be a great show, and I have a brand new tile to debut: The Taft Museum tile! Check it out-
I only have one of these made so far, so first come first served! Don't panic, though, I'll have plenty of other delightful local architecture tiles to choose from if this one is sold before you get to my booth. There will also be amazing work from other Clay Alliance artists. I can't wait to shop around myself!
Thank you to A-Line Magazine for including my tiles in their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide! This month I've managed to stumble into TWO fantastic local magazines. A-Line created a Holiday Gift Guide with lots of local products, and my tiles made the list! Thanks for thinking of me, A-Line, and for those of you who haven't picked up your copy, they are available FOR FREE in lots of local shops.
And, yes, my name is actually spelled with an 'H', but I'm thinking people will figure that out if they go to indigenous Gallery to purchase a tile or two. Or if they are reading this.