May 2015 firing

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything.  Time has a way of getting a way from me then I play catch up.  I’ve served away from the mishima for now until I can get more consistent “colors” from the clear glazes…it’s maddening, but I will return to it. So the past few months I’ve gone a little overboard making cups, tumblers, sushi trays and other serving trays.  So just add in a couple more showy pieces just for good measure.  I especially like the teapot.  I’m trying to get more natural curves on rims of bowls and cups.  But wow, I sure do like the combination of glazes that came out since January.  Gotta love the multiple sprayed glazes.

Booth pics

This is a pic of my booth at Joplin’s Taste of Home event.  Please, note the colorful cutting boards and coasters in the display.  I have those made from my original watercolor paintings.  They are a fun distraction and add a lot of color to the booth.

I hope this helps the viewer get more of a feel for what my work looks like as a whole versus just a single picture at a time.

 

2015-04-17 14.55.46So as you may or may not know, I belong to Midwest Clay Artists, a regional group of clay artists within a 100 mile radius of Joplin, MO.  We have sales twice a year at a local strip mall.  These sales are held prior to Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving.

I believe that this sale had 15 different artists participating.  The weather was glorious and  as always we have a great time just catching up.

These are two shots of my set up with me at the cash register above.  Have I ever mentioned that I by career choice am an accountant?  All my artist friends love that about me, so guess who usually handles the money?  Yep, you figured that out.

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I’ve had some distractions…here’s what I’ve been doing!

That is as opposed to my pottery.  I’ve always wanted to water color and with a lot of help from my good friend, Debbie Reed, and reading quite a few books…I’m developing my own style. I actually won third place at a local art contest, the Thomas Hart Benton Show in Neosho, MO.

I have work at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in KC!!!

I do have some big news. Looks like the Nelson-Atkins Museum Gift Shop will be selling some of my pottery during the Folk Art Exhibition that will run from the end of March through July of this year and possibly beyond that. They have actually picked out about 10 pieces to begin with and will BUY more as things sell. That is a really great thing about this whole process…they are out and out buying my work which is a lovely change from working on the commission basis where the artist just waits and hopes pieces will sell and then get paid.

The work has been delivered and the curator actually accepted some additional pieces!  

Here are a few pics of work that will be available the middle of March.  

Last September Firing

and in the mean time, different work….

more pics

Obviously, I like posting pics of my work. But I do feel like a picture says 1000 words.  I can’t seem to get away from the teeny teapots..there is just so much to do with them and I don’t hear the excuse about not having enough room for them.  Some how the smaller the form, the more “contained” it seems to be.  And I’m really getting into lots and lots of textures….enjoy..