I've spent every day, except maybe 3, of the last 5 weeks at the pottery studio. The result? Close to 80 one of a kind ceramic objects, mostly functional food safe vessels. Plus I have over 50 ceramic pendants and several sculptures. I am having a great time moving my motifs onto the ceramic form. There is much to consider and I like that. While I do not throw most of these pieces, once thrown and sufficiently dry, they are in my hands. All the drawing, carving, painting, underglazing, waxing, glazing, bisque and glaze firings are up to me with help from my fellow pottery guild members when needed.
|New work 2015: cups and plates|
And with that, my first summer art show* is this weekend in Elora, Ontario.
Art in The Yard is in the yard of the Elora Centre for the Arts. The show is this Saturday and Sunday, July 4th and 5th, from 10-5pm, which are very decent hours for a summer outdoor event. This will be the first time I am only presenting ceramic work.
|The Kitchen Wizard - plate, top and side views- cone 6 stoneware - sgraffito - approx 14" diameter, 1" deep|
|The Empty Bowl - approx 6" deep and 12" across|
|Four and Twenty Blackbirds: exteriors around the bowl|
|Inside of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds Bowl approx 5" deep and 14" diameter|
|To think it all began with friendly plastic in 1991: Happy Fish ceramic cup|
Tomorrow, when it's cool enough, I will open my last glaze kiln before this weekend's show. I have several large showy things in there. There will be a sneak peek here. Can't wait to see them.
*other summer and fall shows:
The Purple Turtle Art Festival, July 11 and 12th, The Briar's Resort at Jackson's Point, Ontario
Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Artist in Residence, July 30 - Aug 6, Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON
Uxbridge Art in the Park, August 15 and 16, Uxbridge, Ontario
Aurora Farmers' Market on the other Saturdays when I am not at an outdoor show
Fall Shows confirmed:
Richmond Hill Studio Tour, October 17 and 18, Burr House location, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Heintzman House Auxiliary, 44th Annual Artisan Craft Sale, November 14 and 15, Thornhill, Ontario
Hill Potters' Fall Sale, November 2015, Guild Hall, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Toronto Potters' Fall Sale, December 10 to 12, Toronto Botanical Gardens, Toronto Ontario