Saturday, April 2, 2011

Belated Vases

March definitely came and went, lion and lioness, lamb and ram, and now April blows in with some 80 degree weather in Chapel Hill. I just got back from a workshop in Fairhope, Alabama, on cone 6 soda firing, with a side focus on interesting surfaces in cone 6 electric. The workshop was great and I met some awesome folks, we had a great firing in Susie Bowman's soda kiln, but really the students mostly wanted cone 6 electric fun. So, I'm pretty sure, from now on, my workshops will focus on interesting surfaces from electric kilns, both at cone 03 and cone 6 (with some side ventures into soda firing!)

I wanted to get the word out about a couple of vase shows I have work in. "Sharing the Stage: Contemporary Vases" at the Artisan Gallery in Northampton, MA has an impressive line-up of potters/ceramic artists). Check out the poster below, and especially chech out Missy McCormick's awesome earthenware atmospheric vase in the lower right corner; she is one of my current favorites!

Also, I have some bud vases and a new "Caterpillar Vase" in "Vases of Spring" at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA (is that "Wooster"?) which I am very excited about. If you are up in the northeast, check it out!


last week of April, "Scratching the Surface", ceramic surfaces workshop at the Jacksonville Center in Floyd, VA

May 13, 14, 15 Nine Toes Pottery early Sprummer/pre-Penland Open Studio and Sale, details forming, shaping up and forthcoming

May 6 Meet the artist, Greenhill Center Gallery Shop, Greensboro, NC

May 29-June 10 "Terra Cotta Throwdown" workshop at Penland School of Crafts

1 comment:

  1. I love the vases! They are so cute; they look like they are wearing foot-y pajamas. Thanks for sharing.