Sunday, June 3, 2012

Vases for ' By Example' Exhibition

Samantha and her thrown tall bottles back in the beginning of May

  I have been invited to be part of a group exhibition called "By Example" which will open at the end of the month at the Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC.  The show will include 20 ceramic artists from North Carolina and we each have selected a mentor to join us. That will make a total of 40 potters, and I am really excited to see all of their work together.  I have selected Val Cushing to participate as my mentor. I am very proud that he has agreed, and will be sending some of his work to North Carolina.   I threw around 15 tall vases in April and May. They have been patiently awaiting for me to decorate them.   It is wonderful to have an exhibition to give me an extra push to try out some new ideas.  I have decorated some cups like this and now I am trying the technique on my tall vases.  Bruce and I sometimes call getting ready for a show like this similar to an extreme sport.  I have everything made, now  I just have to glaze it all and cross my fingers that everything will work out.


Jeff said...

These are going to be fantastic!!

Ron said...

Wow, those look amazing. Can't wait to see them finished at the exhibition.

Bulldog Pottery said...

Thanks Jeff and Ron! The pressure is on. Now that I have most of them bisqued and ready to glaze. What glazes to put on them?? Yikes. It is great to have a show to push oneself but yes I will have to say the pressure is on. :)