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.