|Cake Stand- Ceramic stand made by Bruce Gholson and Glass globe made by Joe Grant|
Last year, at the end of the summer, Bruce accepted an invitation to be included in the special exhibition "Cake" curated by Margaret Carney, the director of the Dinnerware Museum. The Dinnerware Museum is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The exhibition "Cake" is on view from April 9 - September 4, 2016, with open hours on weekends or by appointment.
After accepting the invitation and thinking about what to design, Bruce was struck with the inspiration of a collaboration with the glass artist Joe Grant, director of the glass studio program at STARworks in Star, NC. just five miles south of Bulldog Pottery.
Images of the cake stands can be seen online at Cake Invitational. Bruce glazed the stand with our black molybdenum crystalline glaze which shows its distinctive iridescent stars and flower shapes.
Bruce's and Joe's cake stand is 20 inches tall and 11 inches in diameter. A cake could be several layers tall and still have space for some decorative elements or figures under the dome. The Stand and Globe is available for purchase from the exhibition for $675.00, with some of the proceeds going to support the Dinnerware Museum.
"The Dinnerware Museum celebrates a significant aspect of our daily lives. The permanent collection features international dinnerware from ancient to futuristic times; created from ceramic, glass, plastic, metal, lacquer, fiber, paper, wood and more. A delight for collectors, foodies, and visitors worldwide, the Dinnerware Museum has been described as creating a dream museum one place setting at a time."
You can see images of the exhibition opening on the Dinnerware Museum Facebook page.
It was a stimulating experience working on this project with Joe Grant, and I am looking forward to doing it again.
|Joe Grant and Bruce Gholson at STARwork Glass studio, Star, NC|
Margaret Carney sent us an image of Bruce's and Joe's cake stand displayed in the Dinnerware Museum.
|View of inside the Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan|