The following images document a collaboration with David Allyn, a ceramics and performance artist in Providence, RI. I went to see Dave in his studio to purchase some work as gifts and after we chatted about what we're both up to, he exclaimed we should make some work together! Ceramics meets printmaking!
The first day we got together in his studio, I brought over everything I was working on and we just showed each other stuff and shared thoughts and processes. Dave had rolled out some flat slabs of clay before I arrived, as the only thing we had discussed prior was that we would work on something two dimensional to start. The slabs of stoneware are 11" x 16" x 1/4".
We both immediately related my smokestacks photo to his work and decided to press the woodblock into the stoneware slabs. The merger of these two worlds was all new to both of us and we enjoyed the struggle of making things work, the first of which was to send the clay and woodblock through a press together...
It was a great start to what has become a project we work on every couple of weeks, as the work is always in some various stage of firing and waiting for a full kiln or a detail to be added.
The following pieces are in various stages of completion and in fact, a couple of them are already outdated as we have continued the work regardless of my stages in school. It seems only two of them are totally resolved at this point, which I'll note below. I will also update this area when we pull more from the kiln as time goes.
For our net stage, Dave would just like to bring out all the silkscreening materials and have a spontaneous screening session. Updates to follow :)
I apologize in advance for the quality of the images below. I will scan the pieces more professionally when the work is completed.