Recently, Crimson Laurel Gallery added a new wing to it's growing selection of studio ceramics. The concept was to bring in a group of potters from around the country and display three or four pieces from each to create a collection unique to the area. The selection of pots as well as artists will continually change throughout the year keeping interest high from both customers and enthusiasts alike.
Artists in the new collection include, Andy Rogers, Andrew Van Assche, Bryan Hopkins, David Eichelberger, Mark Knott, David Crane, Natalie Blake, Hiroe Hanazono, Sam Taylor (pic below), Goyer Bonneau, Jason Bohnert, Justin Rothshank, Stacey Stanhope, Ryan Tabaka, Whitehead Street Pottery, Michael Hughes, Kent Harris, and Munemitsu Taguchi.
From slip cast to slab built and from salt and soda to terra-sig, this fine collection of pieces is a great way for instructors and students to see many different forms and surfaces without building up frequent flyer mileage. Anyone interested in becoming part of this rotating display should contact us here at the gallery (828) 688-3599 or email us at Crimsonlaurelart@aol.com.
Jenny Lou Sherburne's opening was very well attended. Thank you to all those who came to show your support for this outstanding local artist. Something new for our openings is a live video cam in the gallery that can be viewed on the Crimson Laurel web site. Although our camera placement choice was limited, it's a great first attempt and we plan to improve the concept for the next show which will be the pottery of Rob Pulleyn and jewelry of Deb Karash. To view the video visit our website at http://www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com/ and simply click on the video spot on our home page.
Lastly, Crimson Laurel Gallery would like to say congratulations to Liz Zlot Summerfielfd on her recent front cover story by Katie Schultz in the April 2009 issue of Ceramics Monthly. The Pictures taken by Liz are really outstanding and the story by Katie is top form. Bravo to both of you!
Crimson Laurel Gallery