Craftforms Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center.

‘Tidal’ will be part of the Craftforms Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania. This is the 16th year for this international exhibition which includes 126 pieces from artists around the world. The juror this year is Elisabeth Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The show will run from December 2nd 2011 through January 12th 2012. You are invited to attend the preview party on December 2nd from 6-10 pm. There will be a curator talk and a meet the artists session on December 3rd from 1-3. For more information and tickets to the preview party go here: Wayne Art Center.

I hope to see you there!

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Workhouse Clay National opening August 6.

‘Engulfed Pair’ will be part of the Workhouse Clay National juried exhibition. This exhibition features the work of 50 artists concerning the theme of ‘Confinement’. The show will run from August 3rd through September 28th in Lorton Virginia. The opening reception is August 6 from 7-9 pm. For more about the artists and the juror, Ellen Shankin, go here: workhouseceramics.org. For directions to the Workhouse Arts Center and a site map go here: workhousearts.org.

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First days at Mudflat!

Debra Fleury sketches and inspiration

Debra Fleury and Angela Cunningham Celebrate

It is official. I moved into my artist residency studio on September first. Corks were popped. Sketches got pinned up, bags of clay opened, and the shelves have already started to fill up.

My first month goal is to make as much work as I can, as quickly as possible. Working with nothing but speed and volume as the goals has been liberating and instructive. I’m honing my intuitive relationship with the clay, perfecting the dance, and discovering new forms.

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Part of the rush to make is that I’m adding terra cotta to my repertoire and I need to get a feel for this clay body as quickly as possible.

At first I felt very disappointed with this body. It feels so lifeless to me. I’ve worked with only about 100 pounds so far, but I’m finally noticing that it does have something special to offer to my process and I am looking forward to working with a new glaze palette.

Stay tuned. I’ll share some of the results here.

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