Friday, October 23, 2009

Art Trot and a Plethora of Potters

I have been working madly getting my Home Sweet Home pieces ready for the Plethora of Potters exhibit at the Red Rooster Gallery in McCormick, SC... I am very happy with the way they turned out. I had originally thought I might not glaze them and leave them with just the wash, but I tested one and really liked the finished glazed product. I am going to have a tea set there as well, but that will be it as far as functional work. I thought it would be a good idea to exhibit something a little different than the rest of the "pack". We are enjoying beautiful Fall weather and the colors of the trees are absolutely amazing. I made a trip to Mannassas Clay this week and they are mixing up 2 new glazes for me to try out. I toured their studio, gallery and glaze kitchen and was most impressed. They have a wonderful space and of course, much like the North Carolina ceramic arts community, were so helpful and open to sharing ideas and recipes, etc. I am still sticking with my earth tones, I found a nice celedon and a very nice earthy brownish/oatmeal color glaze as well. I am excited to get started on my next few projects!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chris Cooley Charity

I saw this wonderful article on the NFL Sunday show this morning. This football player is a potter and is donating his work to support his charity. Wonderful!