1) i believe that because of surprises, life stays exciting
2) i will never fall out of love with the notion of magic
it came to me as an inspiration after attending a workshop given by julie wiggins at HCC. she made these sweet little covered jars that, essentially, had a lid that jingled when you lifted it! oh my goodness! the joy and surprise of lifting that lid! in a word, it was magical.
so, considering i am all about sparkly-happy-lovely-surprises, i knew i HAD to find a way to incorporate "jingle-y things" into something that i make! the most obvious way for them to compliment my work, was to incorporate them into my goblets. standing only about five inches tall, i make them smaller than the usual goblets. the "bells" are in the stem.
Just got my official acceptance letter to The Handmade Market in Raleigh NC set for November 9th! I am super excited! This looks like its going to be a great show. There are so many talented artists. Can't wait to see y'all there!
This is my first ever whiskey flask. I see plenty of man potter's making whiskey flasks, but never a flask to cater to the more feminine desires of lady's taste. I am pretty excited about how it turned out. I have brought it down here to Lazy Daze in Raleigh, NC and I am super excited to have re-"home"-d it to another potter friend who happens to be here.
I love trades! In return, I got a sweet one cup coffee maker
Recently, I was asked to join ten other artists in a new venture in the Asheville RAD! Founded by Joey Sheehan of Melting Mountain Pottery, I am honored to be a part of an amazing group of potters! Please join us for the official grand opening of our new cooperative gallery in the Phil Mechanic Studios.
located at 109 Roberts Street in the heart of the River Arts District, is now open and will host a Grand Opening Celebration on May 11. Come check us out on Saturday from 10-6.
-lots of great pottery from 11 local artists
-snacks and refreshments
-live music and pottery demonstrations
-pottery raffle featuring one piece from each artist in the gallery
-tons of fun!!!
Asheville Ceramics Gallery is a new cooperative gallery that I have founded in the Phil Mechanic studios building. We are a group of local artists who have come together to collectively display and sell our work in a clean and comfortable setting easily accessed by the general art seeking public. We hope to provide access to our best work and continue to educate with ongoing in shop demonstrations and discussion. The gallery is always manned by one of our own artists with a solid background in the clay process. Please come by any time Tuesday through Sunday form 10-6 to see whats new at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery.
when you paint and carve on your pots, like i do, there is nothing as beautiful and as liberating as a large canvas such as this one! a serving platter, has so many possibilities. shew, it gets me so excited!!! this one came out of the kiln in january. i love how it turned out! it measures approximately 18" in diameter.
there will definitely be more of these in the future.
In case you didn't know, my formal education in clay was through the Profession Crafts program at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina. This totally awesome two year program combines intensive studio hours with design, business and marketing classes. In making art a career, it is truly all encompassing, something my university degree was greatly lacking. i am a huge fan of the hcc craft program! check out their website here:
around the time i was leaving the program, the deteriorating state of the building was becoming very evident. the school and the community rallied for a new building. now, a tlast, the building is complete!
check out the article in the smoky mountain news here: