Celebrate with me! Launched, today — my new website! Lisa Gluckin Studios www.lisagluckin.com
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Contact Jon and Becky at 828-765-2670.
or email them!
Check out their web site while you're at it!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The idea was to display a body of work not yet seen by Michael's collectors; work in porcelain, and a body of work form Stacy that connected the two artists in some way. Stacy comments below on how the show progressed from idea to exhibition.
"I have loved making the work for this show. I gave myself permission to play with some new materials, and think that this work will serve as a new beginning in the studio in several ways. At the end of the stash of my real rubies, I have been struggling with whether to buy more when it is so difficult to trace where they were mined, and under what conditions they were cut. I decided to experiment with super sparkly faux rubies in much of this work, and I love the juxtaposition of the somewhat crude metal surfaces with the crazy brightness of the stones. It was also great to be able to use as many “rubies” as I wanted, without concern for the cost of the stones. With the gold market at an all time high, I have also been drawn to the yellow color, but unable to work freely with gold. I tried casting an Ancient Bronze alloy - the color is great, and the patina appeals to me because of the feeling of age it conveys. I explored bi-metal pieces – something I haven’t done in a long time. I am particularly excited about some signet-type rings with silver tops and gold bands.Because I am sharing the show with Michael, I have been searching for subtle connections in our work over the course of the past year. I found some beautiful blue faience (clay) beads, and have made two necklaces using this material – one is a choker with a little twist, and the other a bit more tribal in feeling. Michael is experimenting with a glaze on porcelain that hints at this aqua color. I also found some beautiful dendritic quartz stones, which remind me of little gardens. The stem and leaf motifs seem connected to his painting, so I’ve used a few of these in necklaces. There might be a few snakes appearing in our work, too…
As I review the pieces for the show, I am grateful for the challenge that trying to push myself brings. This work is definitely related to my previous jewelry, but feels like a step in several new directions. Thank you for the opportunity!" - Stacey Lane, Studio Jeweler
May 7th marks Michael's 50th year on this planet, Happy Bithday Michael. Some of the pieces in this exhibition have "50" marked on the backside, one has it glazed! A collectors dream for certain. Friday we will post again about this show and hear a few words from the birthday boy himself.
Exhibition begins May 7th online and in the gallery. Check it out online @ www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com
Crimson Laurel Gallery
As you can imagine, we have received some really interesting work. I want to touch on a few to wet your appetite for the upcoming show. Lets start with Noah Ridel, Chapel Hill NC. Noah's work really impressed me because it's all about design which I particularly love in ceramics. Influenced by designers such as Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames, Noah has created three lidded pieces that beg to be touched and opened. A lid that you slide your hand into to remove and another that uses the influences of a coffee bean to form the handle of it's lid. These are standouts and are a must see. Another artist who's work I admire very much and was excited to receive is Judith Duff, from Brevard, NC. Judith created two wonderfully formed lidded houses that are very rich in form and surface. We asked Judith to elaborate on her entries to the show this year.
"Containment II - the inside story" is a must see if your're in our area and, if your're not, just go to our website May 7th to view and purchase these one of a kind works. The website will also be introducing a new feature this year, a shopping cart feature that we have wanted to add for quite some time now. Bravo to our web designer Marsia Falcigno who worked hard to get this new feature up and running in time for this amazing show.
Coming up next on our Blog, Michael Kline and Stacy Lane, our featured exhibition for May and June, talk about their show and give us a glimpse of what to expect from this highly respected artist duo.
"Containment II - the inside story" opens to audiences May 7th at 10am both in the gallery and online. Artists Reception - May 7th as well 6pm. Mark your calendars collectors.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
On Earth Day–1999, the landfill gas system fueling EnergyXchange studios and buildings was activated. Twelve years and several graduating classes later, we celebrate the day at the top of the hill.
Come enjoy an evening with good food and friends–old and new! We’ll have a short tour of the campus including the new gallery. There’ll be live music and performance art. We’ll be grilling up EnergyXchange raised tilapia with the community potluck.
We’ll even begin a new tradition at the Xchange that evening by planting a fruit tree in honor of the planet.
Mark the date-Friday, April 22, 5pm. So bring a dish (we'll provide the beverage) …friends…family...or just come and share the fun!
Want More Information? Call 828.675.5541
Need Directions? www.energyxchange.org
POTTERY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE ALL SOLD!
1) OLYMPIC KILN (BOUGHT 3/10/05 FROM CLAY-KING.COM) $869.95
15" octogonal shelf (1 full size) $ 28
15" octogonal shelves (4 half shelf) $64
various sizes of posts
1 bead tree
Kiln used only 2 or 3 times.
2) THOMAS STUART ELECTRIC POTTERY WHEEL-1/3 HP CLASSIC (BOUGHT FROM CLAY-KING.COM) $865
Skutt/ Thomas Stuart Classic Pottery Wheel 1/3 hp
gently used 5 or 6 times
3) NORTHSTAR SLAB ROLLER-551 (BOUGHT 01/2005 FROM CLAY-KING.COM) $775
North Star #551
30" Standard w/ roller, 4' table, wagon wheel handle & canvas 30"x 48" Slabs .01" to over 2" thick
4) VARIOUS POTTERY EQUIPMENT
-clay carving tools, sponges, cookie cutters, couple of 25 lb blocks of clay
Drew Kennedy 336-707-8276.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here is an upcoming article in Ceramics Monthly:
Here is their latest ad in the Toe River Arts Council Newsletter. (You should get the newsletter and "read the damn thing"! Which was the best quote from last night's meeting.) There is a lot of good stuff in there including job opportunities and calls for artists, events, etc.
OOAK, ONE OF A KIND GALLERY in Micaville opened for the season on April 1, 2011 under the new ownership of Lynda Gayle Banner, Kari Weaver Hopkins and Estela Shackelford.
OOAK features artwork in a variety of media by many well-known and not-so-well-known local artists. Artists such as painter and sculptor Brette Barclay Barron, jeweler Judy Presnell, and "Art Machine" John D. Richards are among the many artists represented. Visitors can also expect to see pottery and clay art by the owners.
The gallery is located in the old Micaville General Store, 573 Micaville Loop, at the intersection of the Micaville Loop and Highway 80 S and is part of the Mt. Mitchell Scenic Drive.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-5:30 and Sunday 12-4. For more information call 675-0690 or email@example.com.
OOAK is currently looking for metalwork, blacksmithing, woodworking and glass art. Artists should call the gallery to arrange a time to bring work.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Jim & Shirl Parmentier, John Ransmeier & Emily Reason will be representin' NC in TN. Check us out if you're in Chattanooga! 4 Bridges Arts Festival� will be celebrating its 11th year on April 16 & 17, 2011 at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The festival is produced by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) and has become a staple in the Southeast, as well as the nation, for presenting some of the finest original artworks made by contemporary artists from around the country. Live music from talented local and regional performers and a new focus on artisan foods, offering richly diverse dishes, add to the festival's atmosphere. For budding arts enthusiasts, the Kids' Art Creation Area is free and open to children of all ages, offering original art projects from trained art educators. These projects change every two hours � or as long as supplies last! Hours are Saturday: 10am to 6pm and Sunday: 11am to 5pm. Admission to the festival is $7 for one day or $10 for both days and free for ages 18 and under. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Association for Visual Arts. For more information, please call Director of 4 Bridges Arts Festival�, Jerry Dale McFadden at 423.265.4282 ext. 106.
Monday, April 11, 2011
April 30th & May 1st at The ARTS Center in Clemson, SC.
Demonstrations will explore altering freshly thrown forms, mark making, the use of line, texture and profile to develop original and animated pottery forms.
Saturday morning, Sue will use the teapot form as a starting point for throwing demonstrations. The teapot is a potter’s most complex and endlessly satisfying form for discovery. Other thrown forms will be done as time allows(including lidded forms, throwing off the hump, altering cylinders & plates, cups/saucers, goblets).
Sunday starts with a discussion & demonstration of teapot assembly including various types of handle solutions. We will then trade previously thrown/made spouts, lids & teapot bodies to be constructed/assembled into 2 finished teapots. As our group hands-on event unfolds, participants will start with 2 teapot bodies, 2 lids and 2 spouts drawn at random from the "pool" of parts. We will then trim, assemble, alter, add handles/knobs, carve, whatever it takes to discover new teapot forms. Sue will work with you to problem solve construction and give advice on forms as we go.
The finished forms may end up being utilitarian or sculptural - the objective is to have fun discovering new forms and expression within the forms!
Please contact: The Clemson ARTS Center (located in Clemson, SC) for registration and more information. www.explorearts.org
Sunday, April 10, 2011
loading April 26/27
need about 9 12"x24" shelves worth of work (about half a kiln load). Propane cost charged at approx. space usage.
Anyone interested in sharing a please email me
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Eleanor Annand is primarily a printmaker and illustrator. She creates prints with strong central characters that tell tales of exploration, escape, and disg
Jason Bige Burnett involves screenprinted and digital printmaking methods into his ceramics. Simultaneously he incorporates pop influenced imagery that is both personal and universal creating a sense of deviancy and play to his ceramic work.
This exhibition will opened on April 2nd and remain through April 30th. The exhibition will be available online on April 2nd. Join us for an artist's reception on April 9 at 6pm. For more information call Crimson Laurel Gallery at 828-688-3599 or online at www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com.
Clayclubbers, Do any of you know of anything you can add to a wet glaze mixture to reduce wet to dry shrinkage? I have buckets (and buckets) of scrap glaze, Slopadon (a very nice, olive celadoney glaze in cone 6 electric) that shrinks and cracks a lot after I apply it to bisque, and later there are tiny, but annoying, bits of crawling out of the glaze firing. I'm thinking there is a fair amount of clay in there (I put slips and sigs into Slopadon, too) which made me just think maybe green glazing could be the answer. Any suggestions for chemical additions? Thanks!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
It might make your life better?! Or not!
Which is a 4 place setting- with 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 bowls and 4 cups for $20.00!!!
How is that possible!!??
How can potters compete? I may just start going up to Wal-mart and buying my dinnerware and then put decals on them and resell them for $25.00. Wait a minute...I still couldn't make any money!!???
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
"In this economic climate, I thought that this was the best thing to do for our share holders considering our balance sheet and the pressures from global interests that are shrinking our market share" said John Britt, founder and bon vivant of Mitchell county. " We are only interested in sharing glaze secrets that have been held for centuries by the wealthy glaze hoarders to oppress the recipeless, and this practice has held artist's back for thousands of years. Without this merger I don't know if we could have held on with the pressure from thousands of artist's blogs that clog the internet. They are simply giving secrets away", said Mr. Britt, as we caught up with him an Asheville Best Buy loading up his cart with overpriced Apple products that he had previously been unable to purchase. "Life it good Trolls!" said Britt as he drove off in his new red Prius.
Also, involved in the trade was the hugely popular NC Clay Club Blog which will now be loaded with advertisements but not to worry, the endless streaming of mindless chatter and shitty videos will continue unabated.