#itsaboutthattime Other series are in the works!
A current painting commission (background) caused a 🤯domino effect and inspired several endeavors, all in connection with each other that I’ve had in mind for at least 2 years now.
-Curating exhibitions & fundraisers
-RAW Artist Showcase
...this is just to name a few
...this is just the beginning
For now I’m Starting small. My inner child nearly pooped a 🌈 unpacking these miniature canvases. Totally reminds me of making ceramic tiles last year with friends @taosclay
Some day soon enough I’ll revisit tiles!
More TBA soon! Stay tuned.
#strive #thrive #celebratelife #goals #mynameismuddbyash #ashleygauntt
Illusions are man-made...so are Intentions. Both are reflections of the reality we choose to live in, be and become. #livebyexample
Today, I added a new intention. To #celebratelife not only because #itsmybirthday but mostly because it marks a huge milestone from a year ago. This is much more than a New Year for me. Stay tuned. Until then... The texture of these #intentionbowls are reminding me of #singingbowls
Looking forward to adding luster 😍 & playing with a new approach to #howiamaco with my underglaze collection (over 60)
Thanks for tuning in!
Sometimes it’s difficult to accept “flaws.” Regardless of whether they’re our own, someone else’s or a desired result. But when there is no longer expectation, our mind opens to alternate perspectives and “flaws” become mysteriously captivating, intriguing our awareness.
We’re all #worksinprogress
#embraceyourflaws #intentionbowls #acceptyourself #raw #intentions #goals #ashleygauntt #mynameismuddbyash
Continuing to loosen up as I revisit these forms. Though this time around, Attempting to put this new series into words I find my energy plummeting through the floor as my emotions rise to the surface. As the series progresses it’s going to reflect those intense emotions. In fact, they’ll visually be emerging from within. I knew this before beginning the new. In many interconnected regards, this is just the beginning.
For now, these keywords come to mind:
The Egg: Fragility: Flawed: Exposed: Broken: Intentions: Raw: Transparent
#healyourself #fragility #theegg #positiveintentions #cracked #beautifullyflawed #createalifeyoulove #faceyourfears #faceyouremotions #womensrights #birthingfromwithin #birthingdreams #mynameismuddbyash #ashleygauntt
“WTH did I just do to myself?!” Crosses my mind every time I reach this point of a piece, especially a more complex/crazy busy pattern such as this one. These patterns are typically on clay. This one is To be acrylic on canvas inspired by my favorite plate I’ve ever made to date. Seems it’s been years since I created a painting. Now I’m finally wrapping my head around a commission for a friend that’s well overdue. It phased me I should stick with my style. Then the energy struck, tools came flying out of the closet and here we are at the third sitting. Started with pencil, then sharpie for the lines. Loving the bold, as usual. But this time, I like it so much I don’t want to paint it. I like it just the way it is... as much food for thought as there is here, I’ll sit with it as long I can stand it....because it sure is going to be badass once it’s done including the sense of relief🤯🤓 I also just realized another connection of this with my ceramic work as of late. I’ve been testing a new approach to color with my patterns on my wares for an inspired idea that came after a request for “simplistic but still colorful” from a huge fan shortly before leaving Taos, NM this summer. Stay tuned for images on Friday
Until then Happy thanksgiving! Grateful for all whom/that’s brought me this far. Don’t forget to thank yourself! It always starts with you! Thanks for being here💋cheers!
#catchinguponwork #inittowinit #workinprogress #timetokickass #gratefulformyjourney #gratefulformysupporters #gratefulformyfans #ashleygauntt #mynameismuddbyash #patterndesign #patterns #dowhatinspiresyou #artistlife #supportartists #supportlocalartists #illusionart #artistsoninstagram #howipaint
Submitted my lecture proposal for NCECA 2019. Afterwards, realizing how huge of a step this is for me, I nervously paced for an hour & a half attempting not to become sick as my imagination ran away into success mode and I ask myself, "WTF did I just do!?! Holy sh*t balls batman." :-)
Embrace your Inner Child like no one else will...because it doesn’t matter who’s around - it’s only up to you
Sometimes “loosening up” brings “unfortunate” results. It brings growth & development through the unexpected.
From Taos Clay Facebook Page:
“Our Lead Resident Artist & Program Director, Ashley Gauntt is kicking a$$ for this year’s Annual Pint Night. Here are images of her finished & in progress pieces to date in anticipation for the big event! She’ll have over 30 cups to choose from for the Pint selection, not including her silent auction piece...that one is a surprise 😉
If you’re a Taos Local, stay tuned to hear from both Taos Clay Residents on KNCE radio on Monday, February 5th at 8:20am!
Stay tuned for more Pint Night Previews from our second Resident Artist, Maria Spiess, Taos Clay Members and our Silent Auction Artists. With just over a week leading up to the event, the excitement is building everyday. Maria & Ash registered for NCECA Sunday morning, so it’s officially pedal to the metal...we’re going to NCECA!!
Thank you all for your continued support and sharing our ads & event page with your friends, family, & groups 😘 Keep up the great work! We hope to see you February 7th! Cheers mates!”
Something about myself...