I just received the lastest Somerset Studio! Inside you'll find a collaborative article by me and my friend Lynne Perrella. It's the third year of working in tandem, exploring a theme with our individual interpretations. It's also a sneak peek behind the scenes for some of the material we will cover during our workshop in May. For the pieces you'll see in the January/February issue we focused on the ever classic phrenology head diagram. The workshop will encompass much more - but we can't give it all away in an article ;)
I had a blast reinventing the image, and altering into a movable-parts object...think of the things you could have swirling behind within the mind!
When we were brainstorming about plans for the upcoming workshop, we easily reigned in the ideas about a concept but were struggling with a title. Lynne proposed that we consider incorporating two phrenology heads as graphic elements for the announcement. It was a perfect suggestion since we have a running dialogue each December about a pair of ceramic phren heads that appear together each year in the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows in New York City. The talented designers adorn the twins in a festive manner and place them in the elaborately decorated vignettes. Every year it’s a hunt to find them among the countless extraordinary visual delights behind the glass. Lynne had another epiphany: to borrow the name Curiouser & Curiouser* for the three-day class - an ideal choice to accompany the double-head logo we devised, for a workshop offered by two teachers who love to encourage curiosity, especially when it comes to creativity. Here are some of the appearances in past years:
*Curiouser & Curiouser was the theme of the 2009 BG Windows, inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Our workshop will not be related to Alice, we will certainly be advocating for all participants to adopt her sense of adventure.
We hope you'll join us in May! Three whole days with two teachers in an amazing studio space at a lovely location with other eager and enthusiastic artists! For details visit Workshops here, or on Lynne's site www.LKPerrella.com