Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Endless Variations II: A Shino Extravaganza" - NCECA Houston, Texas

Bruce Gholson- Shino Dome Covered Jar

Bruce's shino dome jar will be on display at the upcoming NCECA in Houston, Texas. He will be part of an invitational exhibit curated by Malcolm Davis named "Endless Variations II: A Shino Extravaganza" at the Lone Star College - North Harris. This show opens on Feb. 26 and runs through March 26th, 2013.

The most recent news and it's good news, is this exhibition will be on the NCECA's "Earth/Energy exhibition bus schedule, downtown tour Wednesday March 20 2:15pm - 5:25pm. 

This exhibition became a tribute to the vision and inspiration of Malcolm Davis who organized the first, “Endless Variations” show for NCECA 2005 at Baltimore Clayworks, this new exhibition, presents a range of shino forms and surfaces, including one offering from each of the 60+ invited potters, masters and innovators. Organized by Malcolm Davis and Sharon Kelley Warrington. 
Malcolm Davis passed away unexpectedly soon after his exhibition plans were accepted.

You can read Malcolm's closing talk at a previous NCECA in Philadelphia a few years ago. 

Lone Star College-North Harris, Fine Arts Foyer, 2700 W W Thorne Dr, Houston, 281-618-5617. Feb 26-Mar 26. Mon 9AM-4PM, Tue 9AM-4PM, Wed 9AM-4PM, Thu 9AM-4PM, Fri 9AM-4PM Sat Closed, Sun Closed. Reception .

Here is a list of the potters that are in the exhibition.

"Endless Variations II: A Shino Extravaganza"- Robert Archambeau, Ted Adler, Dan Anderson, Ben Bates, Lynn Smiser Bowers, John Britt, William Brouillard, Connie Christensen, D. Michael Coffee, Tom Coleman, Carolanne Currier, Malcolm Davis, Bruce Dehnert, Paul Dresang, Judith Duff, Rosti Eismont, Angela Fina, John Glick, Bruce Gohlson, Steve Grimmer, Chris Gustin, Lisa Hammond, Catharine Hiersoux, Dale Huffman, Matt Hyleck, Mike Jabbur, Nick Joerling, Jake Johnson, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Randy Johnston, Mary Law, Dick Lehman, Brenda Lichman, Lee Love, Chris Luther, Warren MacKenzie, Janet Mansfield, Marta Matray, Paul McCoy, Kent McLaughlin, Brad McLemore, Joyce Michaud, Tony Moore, Hank Murrow, Donovan Palmquist, Gillian Parke, Roberta Polfus, Michael Prokos, Colleen Riley, Nathan Ring, Beth Rohman, Deborah Rosenbloom, Toni Ross, Rob Sieminski, Joe Singewald, Al Tennant, Jack Troy, Mila Visser t’Hooft, Sharon Kelley Warrington, Deb Williamson, Charity Davis-Woodard, Malcolm Wright, Peter Yamaoka, Sandy Lockwood, Madeleine Hayes, Reena Kashyap.

Poster for "Endless Variations II: A Shino Extravaganza"

Friday, February 15, 2013

365 Day Project - Morning Picture

"Backyard" January 13, 2013
I began a 365 Day Project on January 13, 2013. I have been wanting to do something like this for awhile now.

My chosen project this year is a single morning picture.

I am using my phone to take the morning picture image. Overall I have been happy using the camera on my phone, though sometimes I try to focus on something and the camera just won't do what I want it to do.  I may have to start carrying my other camera with me. That way I can have more control over the focus for additional photographs while I am out.  Each morning I walk in a different direction than the day before, and take an image of something that grabs my attention. I try to make my observation free flowing, not too thought out before I head out. Though other times I may look for something that describes the morning, like if it has rained - or sometimes I just walk and kneel down to take a photo of the ground.  There are many wonderful places on our property all with myriad micro worlds to explore.

"Lemon Droplets" February 13, 2013
I have taken a few images of trees this winter, wanting to record for myself the branches that will soon bud out and become thick with greenery.

"Branching" February 7, 2013
Another part of the project is naming the image. I title the image after I crop and edit the picture. Sometimes this can be a challenge, and sometimes a title pops into my head immediately, and other times Bruce helps. It is interesting when asking Bruce for his advise because what he titles it or what he  thinks about when looking at the image can be so different than where my head goes with it.  Sometimes the titles just fit. Like this one that I took on January 27th, Bruce came up with the title "Rime".

"Rime" January 27, 2013
When photographing the morning picture, I have been using the Instagram App to upload the image onto the web. Instagram is the first place that my Morning Picture will show up and be recorded. This iphone app makes it very convenient for me to share the morning picture with our various social networks that we belong too.  For example our twitter stream, tumblr blog, flickr photo page, and my personal facebook page. I also have set up a page here on our blog called A Morning Picture A Day - 365 Day project, and I also pin it to our Pinterest board called Morning Picture.
If you are on any of these social networks sites follow us and the project for the next 331 days. I am looking forward to seeing the changes in the images through the seasons here at Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove, NC.

"Layers" February 3, 2013
I first heard of doing a project like this from Bruce after he found the blog, Skull A Day, a 365 day project that Noah Scalin embarked on back in 2007, his starting day was June 4th.  So hey you can start a daily project today, any day is a good day to start something.  I am looking forward to hearing Noah Scalin talk at this years North Carolina Potters Conference hosted by the Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro March 1-3, on Sunday morning.

Another member of the family that is very keen on this new project is Maxwell. This means one more opportunity to toodle about the yard in a day. Though there are some days that he finds a bit too rainy for the walk about. He is a sensitive soul.

"Red Ball Ritual" February 1, 2013
Here are the links to our various sites that I will be sharing my Morning Picture to.  The blog and Pinterest may get backed up a couple of days due to me needing to sit at my computer to upload those images. I have not figured out how to upload an image to a page using my iphone Blogger app. Oh my, all of the new technology these days is truly awesome, but it sure does add a lot of learning to our plate.

Please join us on our 365 day project adventure! Lets see where this may lead us.

"Tiger in the Grass" February 12, 2013