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MikeF

Member Since 09 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2013 04:03 AM
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About Me

Ugh... Hate writing about me, I would rather write about you! I suppose that right there tells you a lil something about me. I started my creative life as a teenager painting cartoons on T-Shirts. Later I played with painting silk fabrics with dyes, and sold a few items. I fell away from my art for a time to take care of my father, and now, after his passing, am free to play once again.

I started studying ceramics on a whim, and took to it immediately. The three dimensional nature of the art form spoke to me immediately. One of my pieces made it into a juried show last spring. I'm currently working on the wheel, hand building, and combining the two to create a line of dinnerware, barware, and decorator items. I dream of clay throwing its self at my command, and have nightmares of forms flopping around on the bat, out of center, like a freshly caught fish.

I'm engaged in a project to open a new studio, and am currently waiting for a proposal on some commercial space near my home. The plan is to open a cooperative production studio shared by a handful of potters in the area.

If you want to know more, just drop me a note. I'm known to answer any question, which has attached and scared away a few friends... :-)

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  • Member Title Newbie
  • Age 55 years old
  • Birthday September 19, 1959
  • Gender
    Male Male
  • Location
    Reston, Virgina
  • Interests
    Hand Building, Throwing, Surface Design, Integrating hand painted silk with ceramic forms.

    Ceramics as a business, marketing and selling wares in new and unique ways...

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