Cool in Ceramics | Angel Oloshove

I recently discovered the work of Angel Oloshove, a Texas based ceramics artist working with beautiful glazing techniques and sculpture. My personal ceramics journey began traditionally with throwing pots, plates and cups but as I started learning how the medium behaved and could be manipulated (and I let go of predefined outcomes), I started experimenting with form more and more, resulting in several series of somewhat functional sculptures. I'm inspired to experiment more with glazing techniques now that I've been introduced to Angel's fun work - check her out and read this great interview by Uprise Art!

Ceramic Wall Sculpture

I've been taking a few ceramics classes at Artshack and using the additional studio time to experiment and explore ideas. This is one that I'm planning to turn into a ceramic wall sculpture. I was inspired by a drawing from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens that I did earlier this Fall and wanted to turn it into something physical. I changed the scale, the material, and the orientation. I'm pretty excited about it...still unsure if I want to use metal or a natural fiber to hang the pieces. Check back to see what it looks like finished!

- sarah

The Hudson River Valley and Dia:Beacon

This Memorial Day weekend my man and I went upstate with plans to camp, hike, and visit Dia:Beacon. We did it all, even ending the trip on a high with a little late afternoon skinny dipping. Get out of town for not too much! Below is the itinerary we came up with on the fly and my favorite works at Dia:Beacon this Spring.

- sarah


3 Days & 2 Nights in the Hudson River Valley | Nature, Art, & Small Town Living
 

| F R I D A Y

3pm - Drive from Brooklyn to Pollace's Family Resort (clean, basic room, hot tub!)
10pm - Drinks and dinner at Back Bar

| S A T U R D A Y

12pm - Lunch at The Cascades (outdoor seating! cat sculptures)
1pm - Browse the shops on Main St.
2pm - Visit the home and grounds at Olana
3pm - Look at Haines Falls from the car
4pm - Swim and chill at Colgate Lake (lots of families here, but plenty of space to stretch out and explore away from the chatter)
8pm - Drinks and dinner at American Glory BBQ (live country music <3)
10pm - Fireside at the Blue Mountain Campgrounds (busy with younger groups and RV families, but quiet at night)

| S U N D A Y

11am - Brunch at Love Bites (outdoor seating!)
1pm - Swim and chill at Little Deep (clothing optional! and there's a man-made waterfall)
4pm - Arrive at Dia:Beacon
6pm - Head back to Brooklyn


After the camping, creek baths and gas station pit stops we eventually made it to Dia:Beacon late Sunday afternoon, not too busy inside but parking was to capacity, so we hiked it from the train station lot. After an iced coffee and a double chocolate cookie, we entered the musuem and it was everything I had hoped for. On view were some of my favorite artists (Richard Serra and Sol Lewitt in particular) and they weren't showing what we've typically seen from them, so it was an exciting visit. Amongst the well-knowns was also a class of sculpture and light artists that made an impression as well.

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The 2 hour drive from Brooklyn was definitely worth the trip for the museum alone, but as we discovered, the surrounding area has some great natureways, parks, swimming holes, lunch spots and classic diners worth checking out as well. Not to mention there's also a Beer World, Beer Universe and a Beer Planet if you're thirsty :)

Rodin: More than just "the kiss"

I recently visited the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia and discovered a new love for sculpture. I found beauty in Rodin's ability to translate the grace and rawness of humanity into a solid form. He often modeled with a milky softness but sometimes used a rough touch, conveying extreme emotions and capturing intimate moments. These were some of my favorites from the collection, enjoy.

- sarah

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