2014: Year in review
Hello and Happy New Year! :)
With the hustle and bustle of the second half of the year behind me, its safe to say that I'm looking forward to the year that is ahead of us all. I've got a lot planned, but this post is about last year.
2014 was pretty big for Kuro-Same Arts on a number of levels, one of which being that I finally launched my Build-Your-Own Doctor Who Adventure Charm Bracelets at Modern Mouse in December. They were a big hit over the holidays and I'm super stoked to have them there for Mouse-going Whovians. This year, I'm hope to add more charms to mix of course, hopefully more episodes and enemies, since those have been most difficult to source. Stay tuned!
Working backwards from December, 2014 also saw the biggest number of Wizards produced since their beginning in 2011, a total of 6 new series and 20 wizards! Plus, this is less celebratory, but I saw my first batch of Wizard thefts in the studio last year. Someone liked them enough to steal 3 of the little guys, lets just hope they're in good homes.
I'm very excited to announce that I will be doing a Wizard: Guest Artist Series this year, collaborating with a number of other artists on the creation of Wizards! I've already got nearly two dozen amazing folks lined up to participate, including Artery Press, Cindy Gieng, Mary Rose Branchaud (owner of Starbaby Studio),Terry Furry and more! This project will start seeing results in the coming months~
I was at Studio 23 for their 1st Anniversary art show, the 100 Under 100. Nearly two dozen wizards were at this show and though none sold, I found some great art for myself and made some new friends. Twas quite fun and I look forward to seeing what they do for their anniversary this year.
Last year also saw the launch of #FreeArtToFind, a social media experiment primarily based on my Instagram account, where I left (for now just) ceramic pieces in urban areas and posted them online for others to find. These pieces are studio works that have been left behind, forgotton or discarded. I've glazed a number of them myself for experimentiation.
I also started #FreeArtToFind subsets like #PostcardFromKuro & #KuroSkull, ceramic postcards and clay impressions of my ring respectively. This project has been fun since its launch and I look forward to continuing it this year.
A LOT of new jewelry and accessories found its way into Modern Mouse throughout the year, including Rings and Whovian Dapper Accessories.
And just this year, I started offering Pocket Watches at Modern Mouse!
Thanks for dropping by and reading through, I'm hoping to keep things more updated on this blog, but if not, you can always find me on all the Social Media outlets below! :) Until next time,
~ Kuro-Same ~
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