Working from a Model

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April 27, Out of the glaze firing, Alina

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by

 

Elated, Alina

Elated, Alina

Despair, Alina

Despair, Alina

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Kathy Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

April 26, Rodolfo showing Anger

Posted on: April 27th, 2016 by

 

Ann and I began our series of capturing Rodolfo displaying anger.  We started with Rodolfo showing us many poses and we discussed what worked for all of us.  I became intrigue with not just the single pose of anger, but the series of poses.  The beginning, the middle and the end of an emotional expression of anger.

Rodolfo displaying anger.

Rodolfo displaying anger.

The final action on a motion of anger.

The final action on a motion of anger.

 

April 25, Loaded Kiln and Threw New Forms

Posted on: April 27th, 2016 by

 

Finished glazing the vases with emotions from Alina and Kelly.  I started throwing parts for my modeling session tomorrow with Rodolfo.

Vases in the Kiln

Vases in the Kiln

Thrown forms ready for the model.

Thrown forms ready for the model.

April 18, Glazing and Sketching Dancers

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by

 

April 8, Sketched dancers at the TU Dance Center

Posted on: April 9th, 2016 by

 

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April 7, First Thursday Open Studio from 5-9pm

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by

 

Kathy Mommsen's April Update

Open Studio on Thursday, April 7th  from 5-9pm.image

Working from a model.

On March 1st I officially started working with models for my Art Initiative Grant.  For this grant I will create vessel forms where the human figure glazed imagery and the vessel form unify into one emotional expression.  I have been working with two different models and the two emotions that I have been working on are elated and despair.   Come check out my beginning vases and mugs during Open Studio on Thursday. I am blogging about this at least once a week.  Check out my blog.    http://kathymommsen.com/category/working-from-a-model/

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Pericles
The Pericles vases are back from the Guthrie Theater.  Come and see my vases with Pericles washed ashore after a shipwreck and the fisherman.

21st Annual Art-A-Whirl
Art-A-Whirl is coming up May 20-22.
Friday, May 20th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday,  May 21st -  Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22nd -   Noon-5:00 p.m.
For more infomation on Art-A-Whirl follow the link below.
https://nemaa.org/art-a-whirl/dates

Art-A-Whirl Logo. Presented by NEMAA

Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country. This event is free and open to the public.

Glaze Workshop on Saturday, April 9th from 1-3:30pm.

My Manganese and Copper tiles.

I will be teaching a glaze workshop on Saturday, April 9th from 1-3:30.  This month we will focus on traditional black and copper colors and transferring your image using the spolvero technique.  The workshop is $40 and email one day ahead so that I can have the tiles prepared for you.  Click below for more information.  Next glaze workshops will be Saturday, May 14 and June 4.

http://kathymommsen.com/events/glazing-workshops/

 

Hope to see you soon,

Kathy Mommsen

Kathy Mommsen Ceramics /  Northrup King Building, Dock 3
1500 Jackson Street NE clay@3  / http://kathymommsen.com/
952-378-7046   /   kathymommsen@gmail.com

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Katherine Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

1st Thursday in the Art District, 5-9pm
April 7, May 5, June 2

Saturdays Open Studio, 12-4pm
April 9, 16  May 7, 14

 

March 30, Clay Critique Group

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 by

 

Met with my Clay Critique Group today.   We discussed Liz Lerman's Ciritcal Response.  We practiced Critical Response during the critique today.  This technique allowed for a helpful and focused feedback.image

 

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Katherine Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

March 29, Dipped into White Majolica

Posted on: March 30th, 2016 by

 

The black vase was first dipped into black majolica glaze.  The figure drawing was done while observing a model.  The model was displaying despair in her pose. I drew with wax onto the black glaze.  The pattern in the background was the way I saw a pond freeze up last winter.  Despair provokes a feeling of freezing.  I let the wax set up overnight.  Today I dipped the vase into the white majolica.  
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Kathy Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

 

March 28, Wax Drawing from the Model

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by

 

The emotion is despair. I am drawing while observing the live model  posing in different poses that evoke despair.  I am using wax in a syringe bottle and drawing over black maiolica glaze. imageimage

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Kathy Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

March 26th, My Signature

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by

 

At NCECA, Gail Kendall talked about the importance of ceramic artist to have a name on their pottery that can be found on the internet.  You can see my K. MOMMSEN on this mug.  I will see how it fires up.  I have not very often signed my name, but I understand her point that your business cardimage may be long gone by the time someone uses your mug.