astronaut 200219 – fatal explosion

March 15, 2019

Unfortunately this morning astronaut 20021 exploded due to a fault in the kiln settings.

Josiane Keller - astronaut 20019 - explosion

Josiane Keller “astronaut 20019 – explosion” (2019)

astronaut EOS200219 – pre-bisque

March 14, 2019

new work: astronaut EOS200219 :

Josiane Keller - astronaut pre-bisque - 6 times

Josiane Keller  “astronaut EOS200219 -bisque, 6 times” (2019)

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Boat

February 14, 2019

New project: stranded boat.

Josiane Keller - boat - research

Josiane Keller “boat – research” (2019)

Josiane Keller - boat - nine times

Josiane Keller “boat – nine times” (2019)

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Wiko smoking (2019)

January 31, 2019

Josiane Keller - Wiko smoking

Josiane Keller “Wiko smoking” (2019)

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eleven small twigs and items (2018/19)

January 28, 2019

Josiane Keller - eleven small twigs and items

Josiane Keller “eleven small twigs and items”, stoneware, underglaze, dimensions: variable (2018/19)

Josiane Keller - eleven small twigs and items

Josiane Keller “eleven small twigs and items (backsides)” stoneware, underglaze, dimensions: variable (2018/19)

Josiane Keller - eleven small twigs and items 1 - with numbers

Josiane Keller “eleven small twigs and items 1 – with numbers” (2019)

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small twigs with red berries (2019)

January 23, 2019

Josiane Keller - small twigs with red berries

Josiane Keller “small twigs with red berries”

2.5″ x 0.5″x 0.5″ and 2″ x 0.5″ x 0.75″, stoneware, underglaze (2019)

Josiane Keller - small twigs with red berries 2

Josiane Keller “small twigs with red berries 2” (2019

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twig man (2019)

January 23, 2019

Josiane Keller - twig man

Josiane Keller “twig man” 11″ x 8″ x  7″, stoneware, underglaze, glaze (2019)

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twig with red fungi (2019)

January 23, 2019

Josiane Keller - twig with red fungi

 

Josiane Keller “twig with red fungi” 5″ x 1.5″ x 1″, stoneware, underglaze (2019)

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damp rock with algae (2018)

December 31, 2018

Josiane Keller - damp rock with algae - nine times

Josiane Keller “damp rock with algae”, stoneware, 4″ x 4 1/4″ x 3″ (2018)

Josiane Keller - damp rock with algae - eight details

Josiane Keller “damp rock with algae, eight details, stoneware, 4″ x 4 1/4″ x 3” (2018)

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little grandfather (2018)

December 19, 2018

Josiane Keller - little grandfather - eight times

Josiane Keller “little grandfather – eight times” stoneware, 5 in x 6 in x 7 in (2018)

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Edie in the flat – film (2018)

December 10, 2018

Currently in production, for trailer please click HERE (password protected).

Josiane Keller - Edie in the flat - four stills

Josiane Keller “Edie in the flat – four stills” (2018)

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ホテル Hotel – ChoCho, 13 times

December 7, 2018

Josiane Keller - ChoCho - 13 times

Josiane Keller “ChoCho, 13 times” (2016/18)

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teeth (2018)

December 4, 2018

Josiane Keller - teeth

Josiane Keller “teeth”, red stoneware, life size, various dimensions (2018)

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white mushroom – six times (2018)

December 4, 2018

 Josiane Keller - white mushroom - six times

Josiane Keller “white mushroom – six times”, red stone ware, underglaze, glaze, 3 1/4″ x 3″ x 2.5″ (2018)

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twig with fungi – six times (2018)

December 4, 2018

Josiane Keller “twig with fungi – six times”, stoneware, 4″ x 1″ x 1.5″ (2018)

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twig 2 with fungi – three times (2018)

December 4, 2018

Josiane Keller - twig 2 with fungi - three times

Josiane Keller “twig 2 with fungi – three times” stoneware, 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 1.5″ (2018)

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wet black stone – six times (2018)

December 4, 2018

Josiane Keller - wet black stone - six times

Josiane Keller “wet black stone – six times”  3″ x 2.5″ x 2.25″, stoneware, underglaze, glaze (2018)

Josiane Keller - wet black stone - six details

Josiane Keller “wet black stone – six details” (2018

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toilet 2 (2018)

November 9, 2018

Josiane Keller - toilet 2

Josiane Keller “toilet 2” (2018)

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brown dry twig – photocopy 1 (2018)

November 9, 2018

Josiane Keller - brown dry twig - photocopy 1

Josiane Keller “brown dry twig – photocopy 1” (2018)

* a better way to photographically (two-dimensional) represent a a three dimensional object might be by photocopy

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brown dry twig – photocopy 2 (2018)

November 9, 2018

Josiane Keller - brown dry twig - photocopy 2

Josiane Keller “brown dry twig – photocopy 2” (2018)

* a better way to photographically (two-dimensional) represent a a three dimensional object might be by photocopy

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ABOPevent Vol. IV – November poster (2018)

November 5, 2018

ABOPevent 4 - poster

ABOPevent Vol. IV – November poster (2018)

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Compagnie MaMa’s – marionette improv films – Screening and Artist Talk @REVOLVE, Asheville (2018)

November 5, 2018

Compagnie MaMa's - poster REVOLVE

Compagnie MaMa’s – marionette improv films – Screening and Artist Talk @REVOLVE, Asheville (2018)

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twig spoon (2018)

October 31, 2018

Josiane Keller - twig spoon

Josiane Keller “twig spoon”, stoneware, 5 1/4″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″ (2018)

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small skull *with fungi (2018)

October 31, 2018

Josiane Keller - small skull - four times

Josiane Keller “small skull *with fungi” 3 3/4″ x 2″ x 1.5″, stoneware (2018)

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twig tea pot (2018)

October 31, 2018

Josiane Keller - twig tea pot - eight times

Josiane Keller “twig tea pot”, 7″ x 8.5″ x 6.5″, stoneware (2018)

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ホテル Hotel – Edie, 12 times

October 23, 2018

Josiane Keller - Edie - twelve times

Josiane Keller “Edie – twelve times” (2017/18)

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New Project: House – we found a house

October 22, 2018

We found a house. I honestly don’t remember who had found out about it first, it was either Ross or Klo, someone had given one of them a tip about it, but we have been talking about it since a while now, so I don’t know anymore. Tonight Ross and me went inside for the first time to check it out.

Since a couple of days it has gotten real cold outside, not just at night, but also during the day. It also has been pissing like crazy for a couple of days last week and Briggs has started a cough, so she is nagging me to go inside somewhere for the winter.

That is easier said than done, but this place seems to have potential. Apparently it has been empty since years and although there is to the main street a drywall that was put up by builders with plastic sheet flattering down from it, it seems that was ages ago, and whoever had plans with this place was satisfied hiding it like that from the street, which works well in our interest – as long as they don’t get the idea to suddenly come back and take it all down. But over winter, since they haven’t done so by now, it’s not likely, so maybe this will really be the new place. Briggs will be happy, and all of us anyways, let’s face it.

The street is quiet. If there are any people around they don’t seem the type to make a fuss. So far it looks more like all warehouses than flats. That is a point: who lives nearby?, because at the last place we had til August ours was the last squat on the street and the neighbours complained repeatedly they had to get out of bed early for work and we should quiet down when we had a party, which was at least once a week. At the last place we were 13 living there “long term”. At times as many as 25, who would stay a short time, or boyfriends, girlfriends or siblings visiting. After we got the notice we’d get kicked out, many people left and found other places, and we five stayed together.

I took some pictures for the others to see. There is a pretty large living room downstairs:

Josiane Keller - house - living room 1

Josiane Keller “house – living room 1” (2018)

Josiane Keller - house - living room 2

Josiane Keller “house – living room 2” (2018)

and a decent-sized kitchen:

 Josiane Keller - house - kitchen 1

Josiane Keller “house – kitchen 1” (2018)

Josiane Keller - house - kitchen 2

Josiane Keller “house – kitchen 2” (2018)

Upstairs is a room that must have been a nursery will all sorts of kiddie decor on the walls:

Josiane Keller - house - nursery 1

Josiane Keller “house – nursery 1” (2018)

Josiane Keller - house - nursery 2

Josiane Keller “house – nursery 2” (2018)

and a bathroom, although there is no toilet and no tub inside, but we probably can come up with something:

Josiane Keller - house - bathroom 1

Josiane Keller “house – bathroom 1” (2018)

Josiane Keller - house - bathroom 2

Josiane Keller “house – bathroom 2” (2018)

And there is a bedroom with a ton of paintings still on the wall. Actually, the whole house has still a ton of stuff inside, but no furniture like a tables or chairs ad no toilet or bathtub. Instead we have paintings, books and mirrors and stuff like that, oh well.
Two of the windows go right towards a street lantern, so at night it’s a bit bright, but we’ll figure something out if it really bugs anyone:

Josiane Keller - house - bedroom 1

Josiane Keller “house – bedroom 1” (2018)

Josiane Keller - house - bedroom 3

Josiane Keller “house – bedroom 3” (2018)

Josiane Keller - house - bedroom 4

Josiane Keller “house – bedroom 4” (2018)

And I have one more photo of the bathroom, the window goes to that drywall, although there is just the white plastic sheet over it it’s not as bright at night as the bedroom:

 Josiane Keller - house - bathroom 3

Josiane Keller “house – bathroom 3” (2018)

Five rooms for five people, not bad, not counting Mel, who doesn’t need her own space, during the day she’s out with us or can watch the new place and at night she anyways likes cuddling up with Briggs and me. Maybe the bathroom doesn’t count as its own room, but the living room is big enough for 2 spaces, so there.

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black tea pot (2018)

October 19, 2018

Josiane Keller - black tea pot

Josiane Keller “black tea pot”, 9″ x 5″ x 5.5″, stoneware (2018)

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brown dry twig (2018)

October 17, 2018

Josiane Keller - brown dry twig

Josiane Keller “brown dry twig”, 5 3/3″ x 1 5/8″ x 1.5″, stoneware (2018)

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small chair (2018)

October 17, 2018

Josiane Keller - small chair

Josiane Keller “small chair” 2″ x 1 3/8″ x 2″, stoneware (2018)

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ホテル Hotel – Vincent, 12 times

October 14, 2018

ホテル Hotel - Vincent, 12 times

ホテル Hotel “Vincent – twelve times” (2016/18)

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blackandwhite twig (2018), and actual versus boxed measurements

October 10, 2018

Josiane Keller - blackandwhite twig

Josiane Keller “blackandwhite twig”, 4″ x 2″ x 1.5″ *, stoneware, underglaze (2018)

* ironically so, sculpture is measured by it’s widest points, as to decipher how much space i.e. in a box it needs, not actually how long it is, like measuring a person who always sleeps rolled up in fetus position for a bed;

the actual measurements for this twig are: 5 3/4″ (actual length) x  Ø 3 1/4″ (widest) x Ø 2 1/4″ (slimmest):

 Josiane Keller - measuring a twig

Josiane Keller “measuring a twig” (2018)

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gnarly tea pot turns cliff rock tea pot, small skull, some twigs and algae

October 9, 2018

gnarly tea pot turns cliff rock tea pot and some twigs and stuff, finally finished:

Josiane Keller “cliff rock tea pot” (2018)

small skull:

Josiane Keller - small skull

Josiane Keller “small skull” (2018)

blackandwhite twig:

Josiane Keller - blackandwhite twig

Josiane Keller “blackandwhite twig” (2018)

Josiane Keller - hollow twig

Josiane Keller “hollow twig” (2018)

brown twig:

Josiane Keller - brown twig

Josiane Keller “brown twig” (2018)

half hollow twig:

 Josiane Keller - half hollow twig

Josiane Keller “half hollow twig” (2018)

algae:

 Josiane Keller - algae triple

Josiane Keller “algae triple” (2018)

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New INSTAGRAM account – link, shark or lichen

October 8, 2018

Since this website was first launched (2012 with the “Each reflection…”-project) and now a lot has happened in terms of online art marketing and I’ve come around a bit as well (at least 2 America-crossings and one trip around the world where I skipped a whole day, coincidentally so my own birthday.

BLOG writing seems a nostalgic thing of the past, (shame, it was fun, but then again MY PAGE was fun and didn’t survive either.) Those who want to survive have to be adjustable, or be lucky and something clever like a shark, or lichen, for that matter.

Some updates have been made and more are to come soon.

Most of all: here a link to new INSTAGRAM account:

https://www.instagram.com/josianekellerstudio/

 

 

 

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gnarly tea pot – turning underwater and a mouse

October 5, 2018

These things do as they please, tea pot as well as puppets. And it is my lesson learned in the last 6 years at least: best s going along with them. So this one here absolutely wants to be an underwater creature.

Fine. Let it be.

Meanwhile a little guest appeared (and left marks), so this personality had to be caught and safely transported at least 2 miles away from my house, so not to come back:

Josiane Keller - caught mouse

Josiane Keller “caught mouse” (2018)

hopefully this works as a new home:

Josiane Keller - river

Josiane Keller “river” (2018)

Josiane Keller - river 2

Josiane Keller “river 2” (2018)

Josiane Keller - river 3

Josiane Keller “river 3” (2018)

Josiane Keller - river 3

Josiane Keller “river 3” (2018)

back home working on that pot…

Josiane Keller - skull in cup 1

Josiane Keller “skull in cup 1” (2018)

and a couple of other things:

Josiane Keller - skull in cup 2

Josiane Keller “skull in cup 2” (2018)

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot turning underwater 1

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot turning underwater 1” (2018)

 Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot turning underwater 2

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot turning underwater 2” (2018)

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gnarly tea pot – after second firing

October 3, 2018

Gnarly tea pot after second firing; colour is too dark, somehow the black overpowers the white at cone 6. Once more time back to the drawing board. Live and learn.

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot and twigs after second firing 1

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot and twigs after second firing 1” (2018)

 Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot and twigs after second firing 2

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot and twigs after second firing 2” (2018)

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot and twigs after second firing - close-up

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot and twigs after second firing – close-up” (2018)

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gnarly tea pot – between firings

October 3, 2018

Getting there slowly. Some pics between bisque and second firing:

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot - bisque fire 1

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot – bisque fire 1” (2018)

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot - second firing

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot – second firing” (2018)

Josiane Keller - peek hole

Josiane Keller “peek hole” (2018)

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gnarly tea pot – bisque 1

October 1, 2018

The strange gnarly tea pot is becoming more monstrous by the minute, but from here it is only forwards… (I am watching and wondering…); if you are a maker you might know, these things take on a life of their own and there is very little one can do to change direction of where it wants to go, at least with my stuff it works that way, puppets or tea pots the same, to stop it one would have to smash it.
Anyways, I decided to bisque:

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot - bisque 2

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot – bisque 2” (2018)

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gnarly tea pot – air dry

September 28, 2018

A very gnarly tea pot – air dry. This is not the most beautiful tea pot on this planet, but it sis since a while my first one, at least first faux wooden one, that means something.

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot - air dry

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot – air dry” (2018)

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot 2 - air dry

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot 2 – air dry” (2018)

Josiane Keller - gnarly tea pot 4 - air dry

Josiane Keller “gnarly tea pot 4 – air dry” (2018)

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twigs after second firing

September 27, 2018

twigs after second firing. I am quite content so far, but need to work more on the colour of the lichen:

Josiane Keller - twigs after 2nd firing

Josiane Keller “twigs after 2nd firing” (2018)

Josiane Keller - twigs 2 after 2nd firing

Josiane Keller “twigs 2 after 2nd firing” (2018)

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