Remembering July

artfairbooth4Returning from Haystack my head was cluttered with ideas and I was eager to try some new things. I didn’t have time to play. I was headed on a path to production for the Kay Yourist Studio art fair booth. Ann Arbor Art Fair

Plaster Mold making and slip casting in porcelain gave me the freedom to create 50 unique pieces in a relatively short amount of time.

The combination of taking a class SLIP CASTING AND MOLD MAKING – Deb Saravolatz at Yourist Studio and the book I picked up at Haystack The Essential Guide to Mold Making and Slip Casting by Andrew Martin made the whole project possible.

Participating with a group of 11 artists was an incredible learning experience. We built our own displays, designed the layout, created an inventory system for sales and all worked shifts selling and demoing during the 4 day art fair. It was both exhausting and fun.

July was also a time to travel. The Art Fair ended July 18th, we were on a plane to Germany July 23rd . Our three country excursion (Germany, Slovenia, and Czech Republic) provided many opportunities to discover new images to inspire future projects. More about exploring ideas and inspiration later…

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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