This is the place to find out what new and exciting events are unfolding in the life and times of Je Kemp.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Trapped in a Bell Jar

Trapped in a Bell Jar, originally uploaded by jekemp.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Digital Distractions

Digital Distractions, originally uploaded by jekemp.

Distracted in the teddy bear lair.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Mischief, originally uploaded by jekemp.

"Why rail at fate? The mischief is your own"

John Greenleaf Whittier.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

GSU Ceramic Show

GSU Ceramic Show, originally uploaded by jekemp.

November 16th 17th, & 18th in the Georgia State University School of Art & Design.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Alone in an orange room.

Alone in an orange room., originally uploaded by jekemp.

Part of my new series.

This miniature was salt-fired to cone ten and placed into an environment to be photographed.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Sharing of ideas

The Sharing of ideas, originally uploaded by jekemp.

Here is some of the ideas that I have been working on for my portfolio class at Georgia State.

Friday, September 26, 2008

A contemplative pumpkinhead

A contemplative pumpkinhead, originally uploaded by jekemp.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Soda~Fired Bottle #12

Soda~Fired Bottle #12, originally uploaded by jekemp.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hambidge Summer Festival

U Do Raku - Hambidge Center - Georgia
The Annual Hambidge Center
Summer Festival
July 12 2008


On the front lawn of Hambidge
105 Hambidge Court:
3.5 miles off Hwy. 441
in Dillard, GA
off Betty’s Creek Road

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Serving begins at 11
in the Dining Pavilion

sponsored by Susan and Mike Conger
$10 a plate
$7 for children 10 and under
Cookies and Brownies
provided by Piece of Cake
provided by Grapes & Beans
Wine Tastings Begin at 12

Beechwood Inn Private Label
Crane Creek Vineyards
Glen-Ella Springs,
a Habersham Tasting Room
Persimmon Creek Vineyards
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
in the Weave Shed Porch

10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Kelly Smith-Fiddler

12 p.m.–2 p.m.
Hank Belew & Carmel Ridge

2 p.m.–4 p.m.
Mountain Hoodoo —
Lisa and Steve McAdams

Poetry Readings
Noon and 2 p.m.
Kathryn Sripling Byer
in the Performance Tent

1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Cathy Kaemmerlen
in the Performance Tent

Iron Forging
Beginning at 11 a.m.
Corrina Sephora Mensoff
Across from the Weave Shed

Visual Art
Beginning at 11 a.m.
Angus Galloway and
James Taylor
Across from the Weave Shed

Oracle Reading
On display throughout
the day
Beth Lilly
Lucinda's Rock House

Music and Art
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
John Skeen
Garden Studio

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rules for parents who dine with children in restaurants

I remember when I was little and how my parents would sometimes go out for dinner. Did my younger brother and I get to go? No. We got to stay with a babysitter. Am I upset about this? No.

It seems to be the trend in Atlanta these days for parents to take their kids everywhere. Now, I mean everywhere. When I was young, I can't recall spending countless evenings running wild in a smoke-filled tavern. Soon, there will be an entire generation of adults who grew up in just such a situation.

I personally feel that if a dining establishment caters to children then sure, they should be a more than welcome addition to the social scene. Unfortunately, today's parents seem ready and willing to abuse every conceivable restaurant and speakeasy with the presence of their undisciplined children. What is even stranger is that I rarely see children anymore at the places I got to visit with my parents as a child, mainly your standard run of the mill fast food establishments...

Its not that I don't like kids, its just that I don't like "your" kids is the term that comes to mind. Your children are your special gift from god and other people may not perceive them as a welcome addition to their dining experience. Having children does not mean that you can impose their bad behavior onto unsuspecting strangers in public. In order to bring some clarity to my personal expectations on this topic, I will now post a series of rules that parents should follow when taking their children into a sit down type of restaurant.

Rule # 1.

Make your children sit at the table at all times. They are a liability and an accident waiting to happen if they encounter ceramic plate and brittle glassware laden waitstaff.

Rule #2.

If your kids are screaming, crying, moaning, or otherwise disturbing other diners with their unique brand of sound, please remove them from the premises in a swift and courteous manner.

Rule #3.

If it is past 9:00p, Do not bring your children, infants, toddlers, into a restaurant. Period. If the school play, soccer game, ballet lessons, or piano recital runs late? Please utilize a drive through.

Rule #4.

If your kids are wearing Heelys (aka-rolling shoes), Do not even think about setting foot into a busy restaurant.

Rule #5

Accompany the children on all trips away from the table. Children should not be left unattended in public restrooms.

Rule #6

Call the restaurant you wish to visit ahead of time to see if they are indeed kid friendly. Many places as though they appear tolerant of children on the surface are not actually amused to see your gaggle of kids even show up at their establishment. Take the little league team to Dairy Queen and not over the closest 4 star restaurant.

Rule #7

Servers only make around $2 an hour plus tips here in the state of Georgia. In many cases your server will be the person left behind to clean up the Cheerios, paper, french fries, ketchup, and half chewed chicken tenders that your beautiful child sprayed under, over, and around your table. Please compensate this person in a fair a meaningful way. This translates as more than 15% tip. Way more.

Rule #8

If you are the type of person that refuses to discipline your child and feels that its your god given right to take your child anywhere anytime you please because you are spending your hard earned money, remember that the other guests of the restaurant are entitled to a pleasant meal as they too are spending their money on not just a meal but an experience. Do not be selfish and rude, when in doubt hire a baby sitter.

Tiny House

If this place is for sale in Toronto for $170k, then why is my three bedroom brick home on a large lot in Atlanta not worth more?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul, originally uploaded by jekemp.

This looks like a good place to set up shop..

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Hot Fish

Photo of Fish Restaurant
Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!
A fish restaurant for blacks in the section of Memphis, Tennessee where cotton hoers are recruited, June 1937. Dorothea Lange, photographer.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

53 ANTIQUE IVORY CIVIL WAR BUTTONS - eBay (item 110223714670 end time Feb-16-08 12:16:38 PST)
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These are ivory buttons from the War of Northern Aggression.