In a few days, "By Example: 20 NC Potters and Their Mentors" will open at the Greenhill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC. I curated this show and have been helping install it over the past week or so, and let me tell you, this is a HUGE show. "Huge" in that there are almost 500 ceramic objects, mostly pots, in the exhibition and "Huge" in the display of talent and variety of ceramic expression of utilitarian objects in one large room. Here is a brief description of the show with a list of invited artists and mentors:
And, since I really like to take it easy after installing a show with 500 pieces of pottery, I'll be teaching a workshop (check out this link) for the Carolina Clay Guild, at the Art Alliance Clay Studio in Greensboro, NC, Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1, which just so happens to be located downstairs from the Greenhill Center (sheesh). So, Friday night, the workshop attendees will hopefully make it to the Opening Reception for "By Example" and get to hear a brilliant (yeah, right) talk and walking tour of the exhibit by the curator, yours truly, followed by two days of a flurry of techniques for jazzing up ceramic surfaces. Should go off without a hitch, right? Wish me luck and hope to see you in Greensboro this weekend!