Spring is starting! With one of my all time favorite flowers- the lenten rose. My father grew these and many other varieties of flowers when I was growing up. At any season, I could go out into his garden and pick a beautiful bouquet of flowers to bring into the kitchen to enjoy or gift to a friend. Camellias in the winter, lenten roses in the late winter, then daffodils, white bells, and azalea in the spring, zinnias and many other summer blooms, and then fall blooming camellias. Having such a wide array of flowers to pick at any time was a luxury that I had no idea how lucky I was to have! It is just one of the many ways that my father taught me about beauty in life, and for that I am very grateful.
My parents have recently moved to Athens and my gift to them for this wonderful present is a large set of tiles for their kitchen. Featured are some of the flowers my father grew. Here is an in process shot:
I have been drawing a lot of flowers in general on my pots, as I am excited for their return.
I am getting ready for a bunch of shows! I am very excited about all the interesting topics and great galleries and museums I get to be a part of!
CLAY REVIEW IV, January 19- March 3, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta GA
Jan 19 - March 3, at the Abernathy Arts Center in Atlanta, I have a small selection of pieces in the Clay Review IV, up through March 3rd when there will be a closing reception brunch that I am going to.
Southern Table, March 8 - April 6, 2018, Demorest, GA
I am very excited to be in Southern Table, a beautiful showing of place settings curated by Carr McCuiston from the Signature Shop, showing in Demorest, GA at Piedmont College in the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art open from March 8 - April 6, 2018
NCECA: March 14-17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA : The National Clay Conference
Ron Meyers: Family Tree @ NCECA, March 14-17, 2018
A wonderful show honoring my hero Ron Meyers and all the potters and friends he has influenced over the years will be at the very cool wood workshop: Urban Tree ,7800 Susquehanna St #401, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, in conjunction with the NCECA show and I am so honored to be included! There will be a reception on Thursday, March 15th from 5-9, please come if you are there for the conference!
I realized I have not been to an NCECA conference in 10 years! I am looking forward to going and being inspired. Please find me and connect if you are coming!
Functional Ceramic Workshop, March 21-31, 2018, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
I have a small selection of work in Ohio in conjunction with this great workshop. I wish I could attend in person! Click here for more info
5TH ANNUAL ONLINE SPRING SALE! APRIL 7th at 12pm EST, here on my website!
I will be posting a preview of 60-75 new pots one week before the sale, March 31st. They will all become available for sale at noon on April 7th when the sale goes live! I love sending pots all over the country and beyond!
(ps- if you thought it was on the 1st like always, you are not crazy! I only recently realized that the 1st is Easter and so advertised wrong... )
Potters of Madison County, April 14-15, 2018, Madison County, NC
The weekend of April 14th, I am thrilled to be headed to Madison County, NC to part of the Potters of Madison County annual show. (Click here for P.O.M.C Facebook page with updated info) I met fellow potter Josh Copus when we were both in the Designed + Crafted show for 3 years running in Atlanta put on by the Signature Shop. He makes beautiful work and is just a fantastic human being all around! So I was very excited when he invited me to be a guest in this show and invited the whole family to stay with him and his fiance in Marshall, NC at their lovely home. I am looking forward to it! If you are around the Asheville area, please come say hello and see the work by some really great artists!
Lastly, on the home front, my not-so-little twins are 6! Its going to be a good year!