Finally an update!
After an exciting year, full of:
-a new teaching position,
-a great solo show at Abington Arts Center,
-an incredible week in New York studying sculpture with Philippe Faraut
-an exciting commission for the permanent collection of Glencairn Museum and
-some huge shifts in my business model
I’m now gearing up for a new approach to my work! Stay tuned!
Also, I got a really cute cat and dog.
Some more shows!
This winter and spring I was juried into 3 more national shows! The first was in Florida, Morean Arts Center’s On the Surface Ceramics Exhibition, focusing on ceramics with interesting surface design. Next was the 7th International Texas Teapot Tournament at 18 Hands Gallary, obviously in Texas and about teapots. And finally at The Arts Student League of Denver, DelecTABLE - The Fine Art of Dining, looking at contemporary pottery for the dinner table. All my pieces submitted were accepted and all sold! Hooray! I plan to keep applying for more shows and hopefully sell at a couple of craft shows later in the year. I’m working on bulking up my stock and trying new designs. I'm still loving teaching clay and playing with my boys (and our new hamster!).
I’ve been doing a 365, drawing a day for a year, for ceramic designs. It’s been an amazing experience and I’ve just started my second year (and am even more committed this time around.) I highly recommend this sort of thing for whatever your passion is. It’s a fantastic way to stay connected to your art and push yourself to grow. I guarantee my work is better for it.
(From fall 2013)
I've just recently been juried into my first national show! It's called "Strictly Functional" and my goblets will be part of the show now into November.
I'm also about to have my first individual show at Orchard Artworks for the month of October. Stop by! I’ll have tons of stuff for sale and would love to see you at the opening on October 6th from 1-4pm.
My clay friends and I are putting on a fundraiser for the “General Church Helping Children in Crisis” charity in early November. It will involve music, gourmet soups served in handmade soup bowls that you get to keep! Stay tuned for more info. It’s going to be lots of fun.
Sorry, I won’t be doing the Bryn Athyn Craft Sale this year but I’m making more things than ever so there’s sure to be lots of opportunities to find my work around!