Karen and I just had a wonderful weekend in Charlotte. Many friends were there. My booth was between Cynthia Bringle's and Akira Satake's. I felt honored! So many talented clay artists were there. I really appreciate the reception my work received from patrons in Charlotte. Way beyond my hopes! Karen and I will be traveling for several weeks in the Southwest, visiting friends, touring Anasazi sites in New Mexico, and re-visiting the Grand Canyon and then Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Then it's back to work! The Beaverdam Studio Tour is coming up at the end of October here in Asheville.
I am happy to say my ceramic works are now being carried by In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville, NC. I had a delightful meeting with the owner, Silvia Ferrari-Palmer yesterday and left a number of pieces at the gallery. In Tandem represents a very high caliber of ceramic artists from around the country. You can see their work at the In Tandem Gallery website.
The Potters Market Invitational will be held at the Mint Museum on Randolph in Charlotte, NC on September 9. I'm very happy to be joining a number of friends and a host of excellent ceramists at the show and hope to see you there! You can find information about the Potters Market and purchase tickets at the Potters Market website.website:
Lots of new work! You can see the complete inventory at Arbitrary Forms Studio Facebook page
I have just updated my website after four months of work in the studio. As always, the website is a work in progress. I am working towards showing at the Potters Market at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC on September 9. More new works are in progress! I hope to see you in Charlotte and on October 28-29 when the first annual Beaverdam Studio Tour, which Karen is organizing, will launch. For the most complete set of images of my new work, please see my shop at Arbitrary Forms Studio on Facebook.
Thanks to a wonderful person in California for purchasing seven of the new bowls! And thanks to the Penland School of Crafts for featuring one of my containers in the auction this August. Save August 11-12 for the Penland auction - a wonderful weekend and an opportunity to help the students!
I added new works to the site this week, including bowls, serving bowls, and some new lidded containers. My work with Morse Code continues on the surfaces and with the forms, now focusing on a series called "palindromes of enlightenment" Words that refer to new knowledge or aspirations, that when reversed amplify the phrase. The pieces, then read top to bottom bottom to top, or inside-outside/outisde-inside as tautologies.
I am very happy to say I have been invited to participate in the Potters' Market at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC next fall. The Potters' Market invites 40 ceramic artists from throughout North Carolina each year to the sale. I am honored to be included! Save September 9 on your calendar and come out to the Market!
I donated this piece, a 10.5" white stoneware serving bowl fired to cone 6, to the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts auction. The auction will be held November 5. I hope everyone goes! Odyssey is a great part of the Asheville community. They provide cooperative ceramic studios, artist residencies, classes, and sponsor events like Empty Bowls. They are an important part of what makes Asheville such a center for the ceramic arts.
Thanks to friends from Texas, New Mexico, and Florida for purchasing pieces recently! Very happy to know they have good homes!
I was fortunate to be able to donate four bowls to the Collectors Corner at the Empty Bowls fundraising dinner for the Manna Food Bank in Asheville. Manna is such an amazing organization and helps more people than certainly I can imagine throughout western North Carolina. Kudos to Manna and to Brian McCarthy and Highwater Clays, all the folks at the Odyssey Ceramic Arts and the other artists who contributed work for the event.