Lest I be accused of false advertising. It is not always sunny in Lybster. Today was perfect studio weather.
Also, to clear up another misunderstanding: I’m not enrolled in Silvia’s class. I just hover. I’ve adopted a crepuscular midge-like life-style, diving in at the start or end of the day to feast on tasty bits of brilliance.
Today’s class started with a slide show by Jeremy Lepisto – one of my favorite Portland artist-people. He took us through his short but packed career from Ohio to Alfred to Washington to Portland, punctuated by his art, his wife/partner Mel, her art, and a lot of wonderful works fabricated in their studio for other artists.
Jeremy’s work is engaging in its own right. Combined with the “Place and Identity” theme of Silvia’s class, it couldn’t have been more spot on.
A quick wander through the studio to peer over the shoulders of students translating their field trip sketches into clay, then molds, then glass…it was hard to tear myself away.
But I’ve got my own (drab by comparison) work to do back at the house, so I’ve buzzed off until the end of day when we meet again at the Whaligoe Steps.