On November 1, 2012, Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC presents "Source Material: An Exhibition on Water and the Ceramic Cup". This is one of our most anticipated exhibitions of the year among collectors and potters alike. Lindsay Rogers, University of Florida, has been selected to curate this year's event. Lindsay has selected 68 of her favorite ceramic artists from around the country for "Source Material" and they represent a broad range of unique styles and techniques.
Lindsay Roger's inspiration for the exhibition was water. According to Lindsay "Water is everywhere. As abundant as an ocean and as delicate as a drop, water is the source of all life. This eternally human need consistently shifts the way we build our tools, our cultures and our lives. Historically speaking, water has become a dictator of form, an aesthetic inspiration, a human habit and an honest informer of the ecological state of our world. In this exhibit, contemporary ceramic artists will address the theme of water through the form of the ceramic cup."
Artists to include:
Adam Field, Adam Posnak, Amy Smith, Andrew Avakian, Audrey Rosulek, Ben Krupka, Birdie Boone, Brett Freund, Brian Jones, Chandra DeBuse, Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph, Chris Pickett, Courtney Martin, Courtney Murphy, Dan Anderson, Dandee Pattee, Diana Fayt, Donna Flanery, Doug Peltzman, Emily Reason, gwendolyn yoppolo, Hayne Bayless, Hiroe Hanazono, Jana Evans, Jason Burnett, Jeff Kleckner, Jennifer Allen, Josh DeWeese, Joshua Stover, Julia Galloway, Kari Smith, Kathy King, Kelly O'Briant, Kristen Kieffer, KyoungHwa Oh, Leah Leitson & Martin Tatarka, Leanne McClurg Cambric, Linda Arbuckle, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Louise Harter, Mark Errol, Frank Martin, Martina Lantin, Mary Barringer, Michael Hunt, Michael Kline, Natalie Tornatore, Nicole Gugliotti, Nicole Aquillano, Nigel Rudolph, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Sanam Emami, Sean O'Connell, Shadow May, Shane Mickey, Shawn Spangler, Shoko Teruyama, Simon Levin, Steven M. Godfrey, Steven Roberts, Sue Tirrell,
Sunshine Cobb, Susan Feagin, Tara Wilson, Tina Gebhart and Victoria Christen.
The exhibition will open on November 1 and remain through December 31. Please join us for an artist reception Saturday, November 3 at 6pm. The exhibition can be seen and purchased online beginning November 1 at 12:00am. For more information call 828-688-3599 or online at www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com
Yo, haven't been posting on pottery lately since I have been working on the house. Seemed better to do it myself (with Cheryl's help) rather than pay someone $3,000. And the weather has been cooperating beautifully!
So another two days of this and then back to pottery.
John Britt in a suit and tie, giving a great performance as lawyer Charles Cooper (opposing lawyers David Boies and Ted Olson) in the "8" the Play staged reading in Bakersville on Saturday night. More photos from the performance here. And Equality NC has a nice post on the significance of performing this play about the Prop 8 marriage equality trial in tiny, rural Bakersville here.
Thanks to John and fellow potters Pat Benard and Ken Sedberry who also acted in it, and to everyone who made this evening such a great success.
Our Second Annual Fall Celebration starts Friday, October 19, 2012 and continues through Saturday with food, music and artist demonstrations. We are also part of the Highway 80 South Art Hop, with studios open up and down 80 S from Micaville to Celo. It's a great weekend to see the fall color! http://www.ooakartgallery.com/
Here is a rebuild for my venturi kiln chimney when I got Bailey Power Burners.
I had too high of a chimney for forced air and it was sucking out all the heat and making the kiln uneven so I had to add reduce the size of the chimney and the height...but needed it still needed to go through the roof. I didn't couldn't add a metal vent because of space and cost....So I added some hard brick soaps on the corners (to shield the meal)and 2 lentils of hard bricks and then restacked the rest through the roof.
I am asking $950 for kiln and hood, or $750 for just the kiln. KILN SOLD but HOOD IS STILL AVAILABLE!!!! It's an Olympic 2327 - 7 cu. ft. gas. with kiln sitter and ignition ring. Located in sunny central Florida! Contact Nora at: "nora thomas" ,
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.