John Fassbinder was my first ceramics professor in 1981 at Pomona College. While he was quite adept at throwing I was always enamored with his glazing techniques. I was not very familiar with Chinese style painting, nor the brushes used. He was simply amazing in his oxide decorations.
I was saddened to hear of his passing a couple of years ago.
John studied at the University of Washington before attending The Claremont Graduate University. I r...
One of the most talented artists I've had the pleasure to be associated with is Brian Ransom. He creates stunning musical instruments with clay.
Brian occupied the studio next door to mine when we both attended the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont California. I learned much about both ceramics and music from him through the many sometime late night converstions I had with him.
Brian is a gifted ceramicist, but coupled with that is his...
I finally found time to get down to the SAM to view the Intimate Impressionsim exhibition. What a wonderful treat! The show consists of smaller, "residence" size works by the impressionist masters. The work is from the National Gallery of Art. Apparently there is some renovation going on in Washington DC and the works would need to go to storage. Instead the works have been place on tour and we are fortunate to have them here in Seattle until the end of th...
I thought that I would highlight an artist and friend that I went to graduate school with - Gary Geraths. Gary primarily draws, but also does a fair amount of plein air painting as well. He currently teaches at Otis Parson College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
One of his claims to fame is being a courtroom artist for the OJ Simpson trial during the 1990s. Gary also consulted on the film, "Art School Confidential"
I took an overnight trip to Portland yesterday and stopped by the Guardino Gallery where I am showing in March. They had just finished hanging a show for Michael Edward McGovern, Mike Wellings, and Paul Trapp. Pretty interesting work and worth a peek.