Friday, July 15, 2011
Just a quick note about my solo show at Mudfire Gallery in Decatur, GA. The preview is online now at http://www.mudfire.com/ronan-peterson.htm and the show officially opens July 23, for purchasing and such sundry activities. Check it out and please let me know what you think. These images are some new pots for me that are in the show, Square Serving Plate and Sugar Sphere. The Sugar Sphere came about from me hating the sugar jar we were using, and I have one that I really enjoy using and I like the looks of it, too.
I also have a workshop called "Altered States" the last weekend in July which will focus on alterings forms and building up interesting surfaces on functional vessels. More info at http://www.mudfire.com/ronan-peterson-workshop-20110729.htm
Kathy King also has a preview show online at Mudfire Gallery, so be sure to check her out, too. She does incredibly awesome scritchy-scratchy drawings and patterns in a wood cut or linoleum cut style on her ceramic vessels and sculptures, and also works in the vein of adult comics artists. One of my favorite ceramic artists working today! (and everyday)
Also, 3 things of note going on this weekend, Friday, 7/15, Saturday, 7/16 and Sunday 7/17 are:
1) "Exchange" show opening at Claymakers in Durham, NC, Friday 7/15, 6-9 pm. Exciting showing a work by Teresa Pietsch, Joy Tanner, Deb Harris, Marsha Kitkowski and Stephanie Martin. Check out www.claymakers.com for more details and images.
2) My friend and excellent porcelain potter Kelly O'Briant is having a studio clearing sale with her husband Matthew Thomason in Julian, NC. She is starting grad school at Arizona State University in a few months and is having a massive sale before she heads out. The sale is this weekend, Friday, 7/15, Saturday, 7/16 and Sunday, 7/17. Check out http://kellyobriant.com/home.html for more details.
3) and finally another not to be missed event/sale is the Bandana Pottery annual home sale, Saturday 7/16 and Sunday 7/17. This sale includes the woodfired pottery of Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish with special guest Shawn Ireland. This work is incredible, very contemporary but with inspiration and roots grown deep in folk pottery traditions the world 'round. Check out http://www.michaelhuntpottery.com/ for more details.
Happy July day, and hopefully you are having the same cool spell we are having here in Chapel Hill, NC.