It’s time for Shoni’s rescue dog fundraiser! If you follow Rudkin Studio you know that I run an annual doodle-rescue fundraiser in honor of my goofy labradoodle muse, Tupelo Honey. Well, now it’s time for Tupelo’s little sister Shoni to help out her fellow rescues. Are you pretty good at breed identification? See if you can guess Shoni’s ancestors in this online fundraiser.
Rudkin Studio Blog
So you are now the owner of one of Rudkin Studio’s ceramic animals? Here are some tips for enjoying and caring for your new sculpture.
When I’m not creating animals in the studio, you might find me shopping for antiques. Although I mostly find antiques online, there’s nothing like the hunt on the ground– visiting flea markets, stopping at yard sales, strolling through antique malls. I never know when and where I will find a treasure. Sometimes people even bring toys to me!
Taking the Plunge Earlier this year I got my first tattoo. It took awhile to work up the courage. I researched online, made and cancelled appointments, and quizzed friends about their experiences. Finally I realized that I more often regret things I have not done rather than things that I have.
I just finished building large bulldog sculpture– my biggest custom sculpture to date. I took this photo with a tennis ball to give a sense of the size. I thought art appreciators might enjoy a glimpse into how this piece took shape.
Being an artist means spending time alone. A lot of time alone. When I left academia to become a full-time sculptor, I knew that creating would be a largely solitary endeavor. I was going to spend many hours by myself in my studio. Just me and the clay. But the solitariness goes beyond the aloneness of creating.
A recent interview covers how I started in clay, what’s coming next, and much in between.
Come see a display of Animals on the Move featuring the Suessian Series on the library bridge until November 28.