Ceramics

Etsy store is now live!

Another big development in my ceramics "career"... My work is now available for purchase online through Etsy! Now that I'm a freelance photographer, when I'm not working on photo projects, I have more time to devote to my other passion -- ceramics. I invite you to check out my work and hopefully buy some :) If you have something special in mind, I'm happy to make commissioned pieces especially for you as well.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoleneTaschner

Here's a sampling of some of the work I have for sale on my Etsy site:

A Home for Joe

I have some exciting news on the ceramic arts front... one of my cups made it into an art show! This is the first time I've been in a show outside of Lillstreet, so this is pretty big news for me. The show is called "A Home for Joe," and it's at Baldwin Wallace University. Here's a link to their page: http://www.bw.edu/academics/art/news/

The show features over 80 cups from ceramics departments around the Midwest. When I first heard the name, I thought it was some kind of homelessness benefit, or a fundraiser for some guy named Joe who had lost his house somehow... then I got it... oh yeah, coffee = joe. My cup is more of a tumbler, so you could only comfortably drink iced coffee out of it. But if any readers are in the Cleveland, OH (or Berea, OH to be more precise) area, check out the show!

Here's a snapshot of the cup, taken with my iPhone. I didn't get a chance to properly photograph it, but you get the idea.

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Now that I'm a freelancer, I've had more time to work on my pottery, so look for more of this to come!

Lillstreet Member Show 2013

With Lillstreet's Member Show quickly approaching, I've had the opportunity to photograph the work of some of the talented ceramic artists working in the studio there. I thought I'd take this opportunity to share some of their work and invite everyone who reads this to check out the show!  All of these artists whose work is featured below will be showing their work there. Here's a link to the gallery website for more info:  http://lillstreetgallery.com/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/student-member-show/

Hope to see you there!

 Vivian Ragis

Vivian Ragis

 Fred Follansbee

Fred Follansbee

 Isabel Mikell

Isabel Mikell

 Jolene Taschner (yep, a little shameless self-promotion... I'm in the show too!)

Jolene Taschner (yep, a little shameless self-promotion... I'm in the show too!)

 Michael Halper

Michael Halper

show info

Fred Follansbee Ceramics

My friend, Fred, sometimes has me photograph his pottery, so I thought I'd share it on here. Fred's work is unique and strongly influenced by Japanese ceramics. He achieves some really interesting surface textures through slips, glazes, and soda firing. If you like what you see here, he will be selling some of his work at the Midwest Bonsai show this weekend (May 18th and 19th). 

...and now that I've shown off Fred's work, I'll do a little shameless self-promotion of my own. If you're an artist in the Chicago area, and you need photographs of your work, get in touch with me! I love working with artists to show off their creations in the best way possible, and I have reasonable rates. Save yourself the hassle of trying to shoot it yourself. Plus, if you're lucky, you might get promoted on my blog, which has literally tens of viewers each month!

Empty Bowls 2013

It's that time of year again... my favorite arts/charity event! Of course, having waited until the last possible second, I just got these out of the kiln the other night, and the event is tomorrow... March 1st, at Lillstreet Art Center, 5-8 PM. Here's a link to the event: http://lillstreet.com/emptybowls Sorry for the short notice, but I'd like to invite anyone reading this (if there is anyone reading this) to attend!

For $25, you get to pick out one of the many fabulous handmade bowls donated by local potters, then eat a meal of soup and bread out of it, take the bowl home with you, and all proceeds go to an organization that fights hunger. Get there early for the best selection of bowls! Here are the two I'm donating. 

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