OK...hey, it may not look like much, but I call it my Chautauqua summer studio. Its not big, but its cozy and it works for me. There is not any water out there and I have to haul two five gallon buckets from the main studio for clean and dirty water usage... But...it is removed from the hustle of the community studio and I really do like that idea...I don't care about hauling a little water. Recently in my space, I threw a bunch of large vases to hold some of the great flowers that are still in bloom up here around Lake Chautauqua...three for the upcoming salt firing that we will be doing next weekend! Speaking of the upcoming salt firing, the above piece is a big pot made by one of our last visiting faculty members, Frank Martin, that will be going in the kiln. Its already slipped and ready...we are hoping to fire it off next Sunday...Thats my studio space outside the window...see, not such a long haul. We also had a recent visitor in the art quad... Porta Hedge - Mobile Observation Lab. This rolling art piece is the brainchild of artist and Chautauqua summer art school alum Justin Shull. I am hoping to have Justin stop by the IUP area in the Fall with his mobile installation. He is currently hauling it and parking it across the country and will be back my way in November. Please see more about this very cool piece and all its secrets at portahedge.com.
The Porta hedge was an interesting addition to the art quad. The interior was outfitted with spy holes, observation cameras and swinging seats. ...I am looking forward to seeing him again in the future. I leave you now gentle reader with an image of Dan Kuhn, our dedicated studio tech learnin' them dedicated work study students some...Sam Howell, Heather Couch, and Heather Kopek(right to Left)...more Cha to come later.