I have been working my tush off, my fingers to the bone and whatever other over-used phrase that depicts non-stop "work", trying to finish up some new work for two shows next weekend.
I decided to do a lot of white clay Christmas pieces. Christmas tree decorations, platters, bowls and other things that I think will make nice gifts. I'm trying for a variety of sizes and price-points. A lot of the pieces are new for me as I typically like to be rather free-flying with my clay. I made some more "traditional" pieces (along with some not-so-traditional).
I also made some smaller items such as business card holders, soap dishes, etc. in my very favorite red clay. I have a batch in the kiln as I type... can't wait to see how they turn out.
I'm now firing my pieces multiple times as a rule to allow for more depth in the finished piece. I layer glazes, add colors, include textures and am incorporating more bright, vivid, underglazes.
Here are the two upcoming events I mentioned:
St. Andrews Arts & Crafts Fair Dec. 5th
I'll be participating in the St. Andrews Arts & Crafts Fair on Dec. 5th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Peachtree City. This is a juried / invitation only event and I can guarantee it will be jam-packed with quality art! 316 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, GA.
Pottery Plus Dec. 7th
This is my annual Christmas pottery show with a few additions. I invited some friends to join me this year! Helena Marette will be showcasing some of her jewelry, Susan Norton will share her fabric art, Fiona Dennis will fill the walls with her fabulous paintings and Gail Jensen will have some of her glass pieces on display. Of course, everything is for sale!
We'll have an open house from 11 - 2 (drop in, have a cookie, see the art, buy the art)
The main Reception will be from 6 - 9 p.m.
Fayetteville, Georgia (Hwy 54 next to Stonewall Village / Fayette County Government Complex)
Visit my website for more info... www.Hummingbird-Hollow.com