Sunday, November 29, 2009

You're invited... Pottery Plus and St. Andrews Arts & Crafts Fair

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.

Hollingsworth House
Fayetteville, Georgia (Hwy 54 next to Stonewall Village / Fayette County Government Complex)

Visit my website for more info...

Chair-ity Event to Benefit The Children's Village at Christian City

One of my favorite charities or causes or place or whatever... is Christian City in Union City, Georgia. I've been working for the past few months on one of their annual fund raisers, The Chair-ity Event. We ask artists of note to paint chairs which are auctioned off at the event.

This is our third year, the second with chairs. MC Events and the Hollingsworth House donate the food and location at absolutely no cost which enables us to take every single penny raised and give it to the children.

I painted two chairs last year, this year I painted one and donated a piece of my pottery. Here's a slide show from the artist / media reception we held at Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone.

Southern Palettes

I had a few pieces of pottery at the Southern Palettes art auction recently. It was a fabulous event! I think some of the works are still available. If you'd like to find out more let me know and I'll get your in touch with David Boyd Jr, OR you can do a search for The Heritage School in Newnan, Georgia. David is the art instructor for the school. You'll see some of his fantastic work in the slide show below (the "before" the auction shots, I'll add the "after" later). You can find his work at the Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone, Georgia (and many other galleries)... you'll find some of my work there, too.