|...5 chawan arrangement...|
With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the fall semester drawing to a close, I am both proud and relieved to have this show up at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans, LA. Between finishing the work for this exhibition while simultaneously making work for a recent show at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, I've been somewhat of a studio recluse and it's time to ease back into society for a bit....
Here are a few images of highlights from this show that is up until November 31st. It is a 2 person exhibition, with me and furniture artist David Goodman displaying work together. In most cases, my porcelain and wood fired stoneware pots have been arranged on David's pieces, and I think the styles of work tend to compliment each other quite nicely...
|...woodfired bowl on altar...|
|...ignore all those pesky lil' red dots....|
I am always a little wary of gallery openings, mostly because I never quite know what to do with my hands. Often, a glass of wine occupies (at least) one hand at all times, while the other takes turns shifting from behind my back to my pocket. It's true that I genuinely enjoy talking pots, regardless of whether or not I made them, but what I really love is meeting the person who is about to give one of my pieces a new home. On this particular evening, I had the pleasure of being introduced to several people who will certainly make fine "parents" to a few bits of lucky porcelain....
This exhibition was of particular significance to me, as it represents the first time where some of the older, more voluptuous figurative vessels were displayed with my newer work. Seeing them both in context, the new pots appear much less disparate than I first believed and, perhaps, I will continue to make the occasional large altered bowl that I had previously grown so tired of.
|..one of a pair of large altered bottle vases.|
|.....soon, my little friend, you will be filled with fine brown liquor.|
......then, maybe start some rough stoneware pieces for a winter wood firing :)