The M.A.D. House Artists (Mom And Dad)

Grand Lake Artistic Chaos Foundation

Candace Hibbard Lillie

The M.A.D. House Artists is proud to announce the success of a project under the auspices of AIM Hatchfund!

Candace will be mounting this large scale mosaic mural

on the unfinished wall that faced our handicap walk/stairs.

With YOUR help, this dream has become a reality.

Opened October 10th, 2014 - Almost finished! 
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Candace Hibbard Lillie

THANK YOU!

Ceramics 2015

2013 Dogwood Cup (private collection, Washington State)

2014 Dragon Pot (private Collection, Texas)

Pots September 2015 - Available for sale

2012 Elf Cup (private collection, Oklahoma)

Ceramics, November 2009


Here are some raw pieces we made 2009.

This pot was made to replace one Mom traded away in 1971. The original was in much more subdued earth tones. This one was made in 2009, October.

This pot was made in 1998 and has been waiting for the kiln all these years. It was fired and glazed in October, 2009. It already resides within a private collection in Oklahoma.

Kacie's Brownie Tankard after the first firing. (Carving by Candace).
Candace likes the brownie she set on the branch.

2009 Basket with braided handle in greenware. There are two colors of clay in this one, which makes the look of it a bit odd.

Pots after the first firing, November 30th, 2009. The basket shows how both of the clays look after firing: Gray clay which fires to white, and the red clay which fires to a bright orange color.

Art workshops at The M.A.D. House Artists in the Sun Room

Art supplies available for a nominal fee or bring your own-

Tuesdays 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M

Brown Bag Lunch

Grandma left one pot unglazed since 1940. The initials "EK" (Esther Kimball) on the bottom indicate, as is of course obvious, that she was not yet married to Grandaddy (They married in 1944 on Christmas eve). There were about ten pounds of Grandma's favorite clays, and several of her glazes stored in the basement in Tulsa in 1955, moved to Houston in 1965, dragged to Florida in 1983, transported to the barn in Oklahoma in 1998, and which Mom has rehydrated this last week (December 1st, 2009) to see what they will do after all these years. We are confident that Grandma would not have kept them if they were not viable.

The signature and date on the bottom of the Art Deco pot

by Esther Elizabeth Kimball (Hibbard).

The unglazed 1940 EK pot in profile.

Here it is from the top. The sculpting on the spout and handle are so very much representative of the late 1930's styles prevalent at the time in which Esther lived and  when the pot was made.

This angle shows the nice Art Deco carving on the handle.

Here it is with the original glazes from Esther's carefully preserved collection which have traveled so many miles. Esther left us her book with the glaze chemistry and sketches of her pots. She was studying at Tulsa University in the art classes there. This is before firing. Mom decided to take the risk and see how the glazes will do on the pot for which they were intended. We took a vote and decided the black handle and spout with a mixture of the light blue and leaf green for the body and interior. This is already in the kiln, waiting for firing.


Sarcophagus, 1992, Tent Poles 2007



 

Here under construction in 2006                                                     Here Finished in 2007

'SPRING' (2007)

Hair permanent Wave curlers, Foot Cushions, Gesso and Acrylic on Styrofoam.

Sold to a collector at the Art in the Garden event, Grove, Oklahoma, May 2013.

Copyright Candace Hibbard Lillie, 2007
 

The Chaotic Candace Hibbard Lillie

Seascape, 1970, Westchester Sr. High, Houston, Texas


Mom's Dangerous Art (Says Dad...) July 2009

Sold to a discriminating collector on ebay July 21st, 2009 !

Sexy Pot, 1970, Westchester Sr. High, Houston, Texas


2009


Here is Mom with the newly erected Duck Dock sign. The plastic keeps the wind off the back deck in the winter, and every day the sun shines, provides us with solar heat between 80 and 108 degrees fahrenheit.

To the right is the elevator for Grandma's wheeled chair. On the east side and the south side of the elevator shaft are the original front doors from the house and a couple of windows. The elevator was added after the house was finished, and when they were replaced with fancier doors, we had the old front doors put in the elevator shaft (which was under construction) to provide light for the passengers. Our contractor put up a fight, but finally agreed to leave the doorknobs intact, and even left the key in the lock. So there it is, eight feet above the ground, ready to unlock the door in mid-air. We TOLD you it was The M.A.D. House Artists.


Here is one of the Great Blue Herons. This one was probably born in 2008, this image is taken in March of 2009, and this Heron looks younger than the one we usually see on the dock. He thinks it is his dock.

And here is a Canada Goose on the Duck Dock. Check Mink's page for some more of her photos of the ducks. This old busted wooden dock floated up out of the lake some years ago, and we snagged it to keep it from floating under someone's nice boat and wrecking it. As it laid around on our beach, it came to be a popular gathering spot for the waterfowl. In 2007 we almost had the lake patrol drag it away, and then we realised that the wildlife were using it so frequently, we called and together with the Grand Lake patrol,we decided to leave it for the ducks. Mom has to go push it around and adjust the rope when the water gets higher in the spring, but the ducks and the herons like it.

The 1990's



The Photographic offering below is a collaboration, Mom cleaned the chicken coop, set the blocks and bricks where they are sitting, God threw the light on them, and Mink took the photos.

BLOCKS, 2007, Grand Lake, Oklahoma


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