the place where we create

studio 329_2



it has almost been a month in my first month of residency as a VISITING ARTIST at the Torpedo Factory in a studio on the 3rd floor, and i am sad to say that i just become accustomed to the space and the light with my creative flow finally taking off in studio #329 and shortly  i will transfer to another studio#32 on the first floor for the following months of july and august….. i will miss the tranquility of the minimal space and the peace and quiet to create and draw and sometimes do nothing but rearrange my tiny installation of ceramics and supplies.  moving to the first floor will increase the foot traffic and a different flow of creative energy will be interesting to see how another space will effect my concentration on work and question if the creative juices continue to flow. Much has gone on during the past month, getting acquainted with fellow artists Visiting and non….. yet i feel that the change of space will bring a new  set of challenges and stimulation to continue or alter my work  based on the interaction with the visiting public :a mixture of curious artists at heart and random and curious characters depending on the time or day. i want extend an invitation to all those friends who have yet to make a trip to the Torpedo Factory to visit me in my new studio space # 32 on the first floor across from the Target Gallery. I have a few installations planned to stimulate the mind and maybe shock the crowds of curious onlookers……… hope to see you there


Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 North Union Street

studio # 32 first floor


Wednesday to Sunday from 11- 6pm





visiting artist program summer 2014

assemblage of many medias to help stimulate the creative energy


well everybody, it is official, i have been accepted into the visiting artist residency for the the summer 2014 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in their Visiting Artist Program ( and i am trying to get inspired and motivated for the challenge set before me……the picture that i have put on this blog entry is from my photo archive which hung in my studio home in italy (now memories of the past) which is a collage of images from my photographer friends ,in the midst of some pieces of my ceramics and illustration sketches as well a assemblage of stickers,magazine pages and memorabilia which help me get inspired….

i hope that you will come and visit me this summer at the Torpedo Factory where for the month of june 2014 , i will be on the 3rd floor in the studio of a fiber artist in studio 329 and during july and august 2014  will be on the ground floor in  the studio of a sculptor in studio 32 where i will continue to work on both of my illustrations and illustrated ceramics during this  summer residency…. it is a time of testing myself to see what challenges exist in working with the public on a day to day basis and will give me some opportunity of experience  selling my work and receive feedback from a different audience of spectators and possible clients. i hope you will be able to come and visit and see some of my work  and understand a bit more about my creative thought and process.




drawing in motion…..a different direction


it has been sometime since my last blog entry at the end of last year.  my focus was on a couple of projects and a competition for a visiting artist programs….if all goes well with the jury I might have some good news to share in the not too distant future.

after the holiday sales and season, i needed a break to to the usual ceramic process and pointed myself towards another creative direction: illustration. it began as a series of sketches called” drawings in motion” drawings done while using public transport like the bus or metro…..logging the mileage from start to finish of each drawing as to time to compose a drawing by the distance travelled.   it is an interesting exercise in control where you can note the lack to a tight illustration due to a sudden movement or motion that is incontrollable…. the illustrated series is dedicated to a series of steampunk animals in battle gear with hidden meanings nestled between the fine lines of ink. i do this while others are lost in their smart phones as i continue to observe them and draw…..

(Below) you can see some single sketches of the series which is still a work in progress. but just a glimpse to give you an idea of my creative process. from these sketches i will re-elaborate to transform them onto a new series of decorative ceramics in some manner. right now i am not sure how the illustrations will effect the shapes or forms when painted on ceramics but i have some ideas which i am still toying around with. i’ll keep you all posted as soon as things evolve……..