Okay, long time no see, but I'm back

I know I've been MIA on here, but I'm going to try and catch this puppy up with what I've been up to the last year plus. Going to start from the present and work my way back. New projects, trips, and life events coming your way. 

Logan Square Arts Festival

Check out my work at the LSAF this weekend! I'll be showing in the old Pierre's Bakery building at Milwaukee & Spaulding! Here's a sneak peak from install! More pics to come this weekend!

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Graduation Day!

Although I've been done with school since December, I officially graduated college and walked the walk, may 11, 2015... with Kanye

 


Hot Popping & Fire Polishing

We've started offering classes, at 3-Switch, on how to finish glass in the same way that we do for our product. Here are some pictures of students up-cycling old bottles for new drinking glasses! Look for more of our classes on dabble.co

 

Ox-Bow Spring Wood-firing

Recently, I was awarded the opportunity to participate as a work-study for, Emergence, a ceramic wood-firing organized by Israel Davis, a professor at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. It was a wonderful experience. Here are some photo's from the weekend!

Aaaaaaand here are photo's from the next weekend when we came back to unload our treasures!

Recent Travels

I recently took an impromptu trip to Atlanta with Molly. Here are some pictures from along the way. We did a lot of really great stuff and ate a lot of really great food. Amongst our activities we went biking on the Atlanta Beltline, visited The Goat Farm Arts Center, went urban exploring, cosmic bowling (not pictured), and visited a lot of wonderful neighborhoods. 



In the Shop

Here are some more pics from my daily doings in the 3-Switch shop.

Madison taking a stroll through the studio

Madison taking a stroll through the studio

Spent the morning building boxes for our line of Revolving Glassware

Spent the morning building boxes for our line of Revolving Glassware

Spent some time getting this motor up and running for the lapping machine

Spent some time getting this motor up and running for the lapping machine

Recent Enrichment & Brain Food

As many of you know, being a college graduate isn't always easy or fun. Though we may not miss papers and exams, there is a void left by the lack of unlimited learning and educational stimulation offered by the school environment and community... Not to mention the dreaded job search. So, I've taken it upon myself to keep my mind exercised, and I wanted to share some of the things that have helped me and that have kept me sane and intellectually stimulated along the way.

Books & Essays: 

  • Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (1963)
  • "Specific Objects" - Donald Judd (1965)
  • "I am for an Art" - Claus Oldenburg (1961)
  • Convivium -Jessica Jackson Hutchins & Tom Fisher

Podcasts:

Activities:

  • walks through the snow covered Humboldt Park
  • walks through the slushy streets of the city
  • COOKING. I already loved to cook but Molly bought me A Feast of Ice and Fire, the OFFICIAL Game of Thrones cookbook!
  • a day hike with friends at Starved Rock (pictures to come soon!)
  • working in the studio for 3-Switch
  • applying for grants and fellowships (who am I kidding, I cant stay away from learning)
  • board games & poker
  • reading books & essays

 

I'll be adding more to this list as time goes by, but I thought I'd share with you what keeps me going.