1) i believe that because of surprises, life stays exciting
2) i will never fall out of love with the notion of magic
it came to me as an inspiration after attending a workshop given by julie wiggins at HCC. she made these sweet little covered jars that, essentially, had a lid that jingled when you lifted it! oh my goodness! the joy and surprise of lifting that lid! in a word, it was magical.
so, considering i am all about sparkly-happy-lovely-surprises, i knew i HAD to find a way to incorporate "jingle-y things" into something that i make! the most obvious way for them to compliment my work, was to incorporate them into my goblets. standing only about five inches tall, i make them smaller than the usual goblets. the "bells" are in the stem.
Just got my official acceptance letter to The Handmade Market in Raleigh NC set for November 9th! I am super excited! This looks like its going to be a great show. There are so many talented artists. Can't wait to see y'all there!
This is my first ever whiskey flask. I see plenty of man potter's making whiskey flasks, but never a flask to cater to the more feminine desires of lady's taste. I am pretty excited about how it turned out. I have brought it down here to Lazy Daze in Raleigh, NC and I am super excited to have re-"home"-d it to another potter friend who happens to be here.
I love trades! In return, I got a sweet one cup coffee maker
Recently, I was asked to join ten other artists in a new venture in the Asheville RAD! Founded by Joey Sheehan of Melting Mountain Pottery, I am honored to be a part of an amazing group of potters! Please join us for the official grand opening of our new cooperative gallery in the Phil Mechanic Studios.
located at 109 Roberts Street in the heart of the River Arts District, is now open and will host a Grand Opening Celebration on May 11. Come check us out on Saturday from 10-6.
-lots of great pottery from 11 local artists
-snacks and refreshments
-live music and pottery demonstrations
-pottery raffle featuring one piece from each artist in the gallery
-tons of fun!!!
Asheville Ceramics Gallery is a new cooperative gallery that I have founded in the Phil Mechanic studios building. We are a group of local artists who have come together to collectively display and sell our work in a clean and comfortable setting easily accessed by the general art seeking public. We hope to provide access to our best work and continue to educate with ongoing in shop demonstrations and discussion. The gallery is always manned by one of our own artists with a solid background in the clay process. Please come by any time Tuesday through Sunday form 10-6 to see whats new at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery.