From now until Mother's Day, May 12th, everything in the shop is discounted! And better yet, FREE SHIPPING!
So jump on it, check out the shop and grab something for the Mom in your life, because the shipping is on me!
Finding Time to Make time
So I've finally completed my photobooth in the basement and can finally start to photograph work!
Of course I took this as an opportunity to also inventory all of my work so I can get my shop up-and-running also; and naturally, that is delaying the process.
But there is good news, I have made progress! Artwork is strewn across the basement and I have already begun to photograph. Soon (hopefully very soon) I will have pots in the shop and photos in the portfolio. Here is a preview of what the slides will look like.
A Sneak Peak
It's been quite a while since I've posted any artwork, but here is a little sneak peak at some mugs I've been working on.
More photos to come very soon! - Ben
The 3 Rivers Arts Festival is only 3 days away, and I know everyone at the Union Project has been working overtime to get everything ready.
Here's the plug on the Union Project Blog.
Art, Food, Music; Great Times!
It's that time of the year again.. The first weekend in June is quickly approaching and if you're from Pittsburgh, you should know by now that means the Three Rivers Arts Festival is here.
June 1-10, you can find me hawking my artwork along with 7 other ceramic artists of the Union Project in the artists market (Our booth will be located right next to the fountain in Gateway Center).
And during the first weekend (June 1-3) you can come watch us give wheel-throwing demonstrations in the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone in Point State Park.
So come out, Support Local Artists, Enjoy some Food and Free Music all week at the 3Rivers Arts Fest, June 1-10.
I appear to be slacking. I figured I would give myself the weekend off, no blogging, but couldn't seem to get myself motivated yesterday to do much of anything. I do however have TWO sketches for today. One of fingers, another of an Orange running a race (Not sure exactly where that came from). Check 'em out, tell me what you think. I'm going to get started on some more. And don't forget to click the "read more" button to see the other sketch.
It's a Cutch-22 Kind of Wednesday
Yesterday I posted an ink drawing of my hero, Roberto Clemente, so today I figured I'd bring us back to the future with my favorite Pittsburgh Pirate, Andrew McCutchen.
Is it Summer Yet?
Well the Steelers' season is over and I'm trying to find ways to cope; so I'm already thinking about baseball.
What better way to start getting into the Pittsburgh Pirate mood than to commemorate the Great One, Number 21.
Oh yeah and I finished the SpaceMan. So Hit the jump to Check out the Drawings, step-by-step.
I draw a lot; (Especially in my free time) and I love people watching, so it's a wonder why it has taken me so long to start combining these two. Here's the premise:
I'll draw a random stranger on the sidewalk (it may have been you, sorry for using your likeness), and tweek it. It's a bit windy to try to explain it all, so I'll show you.
It starts with a sketch
A little 4x6 line drawing with a little "tweeking" to make the subject a little more interesting and expressive.
And Then a Watercolor
I scale it larger, Try to fill the space a little more, and more "tweeking".
The third and final step will be large acrylic paintings.
I'm constantly creating sketches and turning them into watercolors, but I only recently begun turning them into larger paintings.
I'll keep you posted as I keep cranking out artwork.
(Primarily Ceramic) Artist