Friday, May 22, 2009

New Pottery Display at Smart Gallery

Just picked up a new gallery location in historic downtown West Jefferson:

The Smart Gallery

109 North Jefferson Avenue

New pieces are headed that way in the morning, and I have an exciting plan for a display that will hopefully be ready before the first Art Crawl of the season, June 12th!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pottery Wine Glasses and Their Kiln Buddies

Most of the requests I get these days are for wine glasses or communion favorite shape and form! I love those requests, otherwise I'd be throwing and building pieces that would take over my studio and home...I just can't seem to stop myself! I love exploring the shape, balance and overall feel of each goblet!

Now and again, kiln
buddies find their way
out of the clay, only to be
matched up with goblets
that need partners and
glazed accordingly.
Goblets have become
that much of an addiction!

These are some of the latest pieces to find their way out of the kiln (at least those not special ordered ahead of time). I missed photographing the larger portion of the goblets, they left home and can be found now at GG's Gallery & Gifts in Statesville, NC, and Buck Shoals Vineyard in Hamptonville. Click on the pictures above for a larger version and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pottery Garden Lanterns

I love play days! I've had several in the last few weeks.

One such day, I decided to attempt hanging lanterns similar to the antique glass lanterns my daughter bought a few years back for her bedroom. What a fun project!

I love the results...just need to tweak a few things the next time around, and the next, and I'm sure the next. Never settle, never stop, just play hard!

I love this job!