Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Back From NCECA

Crazy week - unloading all the stuff from NCECA, trying to document 3 firings, getting ready for our open studio May 1, final prep for our trip to Japan. All very exciting, all so much to do in a short period of time. Here's a couple of images to illustrate the trip:

Incredible show of Bill Daley's pots at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. A collaboration with his son Thomas, architect. Beautiful, beautiful pots that look like they belong in an HH Richardson building. Gorgeous surfaces and contours you could get lost in for weeks!

Some images from the wood firing down at Appel Farm. Top image is from the wood chamber, the bottom image is from the salt chamber. Bruce Dehnert, who ran the workshop, is so sweet and hard working and generous - I would love to fire with him again!

It was an incredible week at NCECA, with wonderful presentations by so many artists - but what was the best was being able to meet the people behind the pots I so admire and discovering new great work! Ron Meyers, Allegheny Meadows, Julia Galloway - all so intelligent, intense, open to talking and listening and challenging. I really admire the amount of energy they all put into their work and the ceramics community. I hope to get there someday...

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