Siliconundrum – And So It Ends

  • Wednesday / February 23, 2011
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Siliconundrum – And So It Ends

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Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature.  Everything is made of one hidden stuff – Clay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silica: a major component of raw clay, glass and ceramic glazes. Conundrum: a logical postulation that evades resolution, an intricate and difficult problem, a riddle that is usually answered by a pun. Siliconundrum: how I saw making art with clay. Or more accurately how I came to see clay art after having spent a few year at Alfred University studying art and parsing my visual vocabulary. But ultimately, I’ve always liked the idea of clay being a medium to explore endless questions through exploration. Not having total control. Maybe not always finding the answers and raising even more …  part of the conundrum. It was quite freeing. Plus I always loved how wet clay feels …so very very visceral. was a nice idea. The original name was what I always wanted to call my ceramics studio. Though I wasn’t able to make clay art, for whatever reasons, physical, financial, et. al. … I thought it would be great to have a place to explore just my art side. Though I only started the blog little over a year ago, I decided it was time to “put it down” so to speak. I didn’t need another forum. Another time drain. I just needed a place to talk about my work. Though I didn’t do that either. I realized that if I wanted to show my old work, I could do that here on my main blog.

So I took down the website today. And I killed the Twittter account I had attached to it. And that, is that.

Here are the three posts now on

And so it began. And so it ends. But I guess it’s not really the end. Just the end of a project that maybe should have waited a little longer. Like maybe until I had a studio and was making new, fresh, exciting, work again. Oh well. Just clearing the decks a little more for other opportunities. Lot of that going on there days.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! ; )

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Joe Streno

Joe Streno

artist . musician . photographer . retired apple computer consultant . residing on planet earth with his two cats rudie, & rocco & living to tell tales about it

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