Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall Sale This Saturday!

Hey, this is Ron here. We are having our Fall Sale this Saturday! Lots of great pots to choose from. I hope you'll make it out to the sale. Our guest potter is Ronan Peterson from Chapel Hill. I've known Ronan for several years, he's a great guy and a talented potter.

If you more direction you can use The address is 1225 Dade Street Charlotte, NC. or call 704 650 5662.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Upcoming Show

Amy here. Just wanted to post about a show I have opening up this Friday, September 4th at Lark and Key Gallery in Charlotte, NC. It will take place during the gallery crawl from 6:00-9:00 and will run throughout the month of September. I'll have lots of new work there and will post pictures from the gallery once it's all set up. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Lark & Key presents new works from Angie Renfro & Amy Sanders

Sept 2nd - 27th, opening reception Friday Sept 4th from 6-9pm

Angie Renfro’s paintings capture the simple beauty of everyday objects and landscapes. A native Texan, her inspiration is derived primarily from long road trips across the state. From power lines to empty fields, the aesthetic of the stark Texas landscape is translated into her work, capturing images that are at once lonely and captivating. Renfro’s intention is that by drawing attention to such objects, the viewer too, will appreciate their quiet unassuming beauty. Currently living in San Francisco, but holding on to her Texan roots, Renfro is becoming increasingly successful and her paintings are sought after throughout the United States. She was named "Artist to Watch" by Southwest Magazine in October 2006 and was featured in American Art Collector magazine, August 2008.

Textiles, quilting and most recently the role of new mother have inspired the pottery of Amy Sanders. She finds herself conflicted with the joyful energy of raising a family and the desire for solitude and creative studio time. He current work explores this new identity, invites touch and evokes and sense of comfort. Amy’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, in several publications and the American Craft Council Shows.

(details above: besides the obvious, we're back to where we started from & from here on out by angie renfro; teapot by amy sanders)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back From England

Hi Folks, Ron here. Sarah and I just returned from a trip from England. While there we visited the Art in Clay Festival at Hatfield House. It was amazing!!! We saw tons of pots and I met some of the best potters in the UK. Above you see some slipware made by Paul Young.

Below is a shot of me and the famous Mary Wondrausch. She is a gem. We definitely had to have a pot of hers!
We made a trip to St. Ives and visited the Leach Pottery. It was amazing to be in the workshop knowing that Bernard and Hamada and so many other great potters had made pots there.
Later on we visited John Leach's Pottery in Somerset. Pottery overload!!! I love John's pots.
Below another image from Art in Clay. There was a lot of ceramic animals and figurative work at the show.
Here's Doug Fitch's stand. Woodfired English Slipware at it's best.
Needless to say I was so inspired. Now back at home I have to get to making some pots. Tons of ideas in my head. I'll have plenty of new work for the Circle Sale coming up on Oct. 3, 2009.

For more on my trip you can visit my blog HERE. And for more photos click HERE.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Drawn To Clay

Ron here. I wanted to post about the Drawn to Clay exhibition.

Jennifer Mecca, Amy Sanders and I will have work in this exhibition at Claymakers in Durham, NC. The show will be up from Aug. 21st – Oct. 10th. Opening reception Aug. 21st, 6pm – 9pm.

“Drawn to Clay: Vessels Emblazoned” gathers together 20 of North Carolina’s best ceramic artists. Each potter and ceramic artist in this show is known for their unique approach to enlivening the surfaces of their ceramic vessels with imagery. Techniques and content vary from artist to artist, but quality, creativity, and invigoration tie these 20 ceramicists together in this special exhibition at Claymakers in downtown Durham.

ARTISTS: Jennifer Stas, Naomi Dalglish, Michael Hunt, Blaine Avery, Bruce Gholson, Samantha Heneke, Ronan Peterson, Jennifer Mecca, Ron Philbeck, Amy Sanders, Matt Kelleher, Shoko Teruyama, Susan Feagin, Corinne Fox, Kelly O’Briant, Carol Gentithes, Fred Johnston, Laura Korch, Michael Kline, and Gillian Parke.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Carolina Creations

We have a show coming up in New Bern NC at Carolina Creations. Please check out the website for lots of great crafts and information concerning our show! July 10th is the Opening reception if live around Eastern Nc or plan on going towards that NC coast for a vacation this summer. New Bern is such a wonderful little town with so much to do and see. Our shows runs from July 1st to August 26th. Our quests are Dina Wilde-Ramsing and Michael Kline.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sneak Peak Photos

Lark and Key sent me these great shots of the show I thought I would share.

flora, fauna & form preview...

New Works by: Alena Hennessy & Julie Wiggins
Here is a preview of some of the work installed at Lark & Key. Sandy and her crew did a fabulous job hanging the show. I love seeing my work along side of Alena's. Check it out from June 3-28th, Opening reception Friday, June 5th from 6-9pm. Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Works by Julie Wiggins

New Works by Julie Wiggins and Alena Hennessy: June 3-28th
Opening Reception Friday, June 5th 6-9pm
Lark and Key Gallery
453B East 36th, Street
Charlotte, NC 28205

Dogwood Teapot and Tea Jar with sweet kiln kisses!

Gate Vases

Wedding Cake Vases

Julie here...

I wanted to give you all a sneak peak of some pots that will be on display from June 3rd-28th at Lark and Key in Charlotte. Please stop by Friday, June 5th from 6-9pm.

As you can see I am using blue and green celadons and a variety of imagery from nature for my inlay designs. Each one is hand drawn, wheel thrown or handbuilt and probably altered somewhere along the way. We have been in full bloom the past few months in Charlotte and my surroundings can't help but inspire me. I hope you enjoy the new work and maybe see you at the opening.
Take Care

Monday, April 20, 2009

Successful and Fun Spring Sale

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our Sale on Saturday. It was a beautiful day and was by far our best Sale yet. We hope you all are happy with your pots and will continue to come to the Sales events and to tell your friends about us.

Remember we can add you to the snail mail or email list if you will send your information to
circleofeightmail at yahoo dot com.

Thanks also to Suze Lindsey and Kent McLaughin for being our guest potters!

Our Fall Sale is scheduled for Oct. 3, 2009.

Our guest will be Ronan Peterson from Chapel Hill, NC. Ronan makes great pots, visit his website to learn more about Ronan.

For more images from Saturday click HERE and HERE.