Almost ready…,ready…, done! No, I’m not taking clay, just the box. Trip mascots are bear Amadeus and Van. 53 linear inches and 45 lbs, just about 10% shy of the limits of checked baggage.
I had no idea that the first and only piece of “Ice age artwork from America” was found less than 50 miles from my house about 2 years ago, until someone gave me these local found mammoth or mastodon fossil recently. The horse hair raku pot is from Jari Shaktman doing Ron Shaw’s raku workshop. I think they look good together (the pot and the fossil).
In preparation for the upcoming trip to Innsbruck, Austria, I’m busying myself with printing postcard, setting up a website and packing art works. Why Innsbruck? Because of an cultural exchange art project “WIDE WEST”, which enables a group of Artists from USA to exhibit their works in the Foyer of the Imperial Palace and teach workshops in local schools in the first half of April. The resulting works of the students will be shown in the second half of April. Even more exciting part to me, is I will be able to travel with my best friend whom I met 11 years ago on a culture exchange ceramic tour in China. Stay tuned.