Ceramics Now Magazine.

Ceramics Now Magazine celebrates the creative field of ceramics by featuring profiles, works and interviews with ceramic artists across the globe. They just posted a profile of some of my works, artist statement, and CV on their website. You can read it here. While you are there, please check out some of the other artist interviews and profiles on the site. I find a tremendous amount of inspiration in the stories of other artists. This new magazine is a good resource for that. Enjoy!

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Beyond the Brickyard exhibition.

I just returned from a whirlwind weekend in Montana, celebrating the opening of the 4th annual Beyond the Brickyard exhibition at the Archie Bray Foundation. The exhibition was juried by Richard Shaw this year. The show is situated in the North Gallery and runs through April 7th.

The artists and staff at the Bray were very welcoming, especially Emily Free Wilson. I spent a few hours during the day walking the grounds and taking in the sights. Ceramic art is nestled into nearly every nook and cranny, transforming a simple walk into a fun adventure. Below is a small taste of the hundreds of photos I took while exploring the grounds:

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Opening at the new Mudflat building this Friday.

This Friday is the opening party for the first Mudflat Holiday Sale at the new building. There will be functional and sculptural clay work from Mudflat students and nationally recognized clay artists. It is usually great fun with festive drinks and yummy food. Stop by, we would love to see you.

The new building is just down the street from the old one at 81 Broadway, Somerville. Friday is the opening party, but the sale will continue on through December 11.

Here are the hours:
Friday, December 2: 6 – 10 pm
Saturday December 3 & Sunday, December 4: 10 am – 6 pm
Monday through Friday, December 5 – 9: noon – 9 pm
Saturday December 10 & Sunday, December 11: 10 am – 6 pm

Go to Mudflat.org for directions and more information. Hope to see you there!

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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!

: debra :

Not from around here?

This wall piece is approximately 11 wide x 11 high x 3 in deep. The materials are porcelain, a super groggy dark stoneware sculpture body and glaze. It was reduction fired in a gas kiln to cone 10. I love how the grog turned that nice toasty tan, contrasting with the dark reddish brown of the rest of the sculpture body. The Shaner White glaze in the crevices adds a nice sparkle to the raw porcelain. Yum!

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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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