Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ruby's Gift

Today I worked at Ruby's Gift in NoDa.  Each artist works in the shop about once a month.  This is the first time I have had an oppurtunity to help out, since the last few months have been so busy.  The shop carries local artists in a variety of mediums.  The photo shows my display cabinet today, but I will rotate items and next month I will bring in something new.  Most of the colors in there now are very vibrant, but once I get back to work in the studio, I will bring in some Dragonfly and Twighlight pieces as well.

This will be my last post this year, so I will say Happy Holidays and best wishes for a wonderful New Year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thanks for your support

I saw this on another potter's blog today and it says all that I would like to.  I want to thank all those that have purchased handmade items from independent artists this year.  We appreciate it more that we can say.  My heart goes into all that I make and nothing makes me happier than when someone else likes something that I have made.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

NC Pottery Fair

A number of things going on this week.  Tomorrow night is the opening reception at Mint Hill Arts for the December Juried Competition.  I won't be able to attend because I will be in Raleigh for the NC Pottery  Fair. This is my last show of the year and I will be taking a break after its done.  In January I will start a wholesale order from a gallery on the coast as well as start experimenting with some new items.

All I did this week was one glaze load which had mostly small gift items and a number of speical orders.  This bowl was a piece that I made for fun and I liked how it turned out. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition Entry

Today I am taking it easy and not throwing or glazing.  I took a photo of this pot, which will be my entry in the Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition.  Earlier this year I made a piece very similar for the June Competition and it stuck to the kiln.  I loved it so much that I tried again and was glad that it made it out of the kiln.  I need to think of a name for the piece.  Perhaps Elegant Lady (I thought that it sort of looks like a lady with a hat and large earrings.)  Tomorrow I will take this piece over there and on December 10th the awards will be presented at the monthly reception. If you love art of all kinds, this is a great exhibition to see. It runs thru December. To bad I have to miss the reception.  I will be in Raleigh at the North Carolina Pottery Fair.

Later today I will unload a glaze load.  Can't wait to see some of the pieces.  Most will be going with me to the Appalacian Potters Market on Saturday.