Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Fascination with Analytics

Discovering how people find my Etsy site is fascinating to me. Here are some keywords and phrases that led people to my shop.

lava stones benefit metaphysical - No lava stones were used in making this pottery. Sorry.

grouchy pot - Grouchy? People usually have a much more colorful word to describe me.

how old is gina desantis - 31. You are welcome stalkers.

where to buy cruelty free feathers - No birds were harmed while making this pottery.

steampunk messenger bags - That would be damn heavy in clay.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I heard this on the way home from work today. Forgot about this Joan Jett song.

Trying out some new glazes, shapes and motifs. I like the lavender/blue combo. For some reason the lime has decided it wants to be yellow. Not really a yellow fan. Meh. In case you had not noticed, I prefer the cool tones of the color palette. Onward...

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I'm going somewhere with this. I promise. Stay tuned for new things.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

I bought myself a little goodie on Etsy. I desperately needed a messenger bag for my travels and of course when I go bike riding across Cleveland with Miss Malorie! I wanted something fun and with some pattern. I found this in my search. Check out Banyan Hippo's Etsy Shop here.
Lots of really cool bags. And considering it shipped from Turkey it wasn't stuck in customs too long. Took about 3-4 weeks to get here and was well worth the wait. Handcrafted very nicely.

Monday, March 07, 2011

I have returned safely from NYC. I had a great time but I'm glad to be home. The studio is calling. Here I am amongst an installation piece at the Met by artist Katrin Sigurdardottir.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Check out my cups at the Kent State Cup Show. I can't make the opening reception (I'll be in NYC!) but you should go and check it out in my absence. From Kent State's Web page.....

Annual Juried Cup Show to Open at Kent State's School of Art Downtown Gallery

Posted Feb. 18, 2011

Cups by Jake Allee The 11th Annual National Juried Cup Show will be displayed March 2 - March 26 at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery, located at 141 East Main Street in Kent.

This year's exhibition will feature cups made by KSU alumni from around the nation. All proceeds from sales of the cups will go to help establish a Ceramics Graduate Student Fellowship.

Attendees can purchase a cup at the opening reception on Friday, March 4, from 5-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Cups will go on sale at 5 p.m., with no presales.

This nationally-promoted annual event was originally sponsored in part by the Kent State University School of Art Department of Ceramics. The internationally-recognized department has continued to be an integral part of the cup show.

The Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information contact Director of Galleries, Anderson Turner at 330-672-1369 or haturner@kent.edu.