Thursday, January 27, 2011

Home for the day

Here at the shop/home with a sick little boy home from preschool for the day, not getting much done maybe nap time will be productive? I pray for nap time! A least he's cute and a great little guy!
He's wanting to make some things with clay today and I'm encouraging it! He loves to paint and draw a very creative little boy, Maybe I should sway him towards a higher paying job like doctor, attorney or something. But he's the creative type will see he's 4 years old time will tell!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

On The Road..

Im heading up to New Hope Church in Durham NC On January 30th.
I was asked to demonstrate pottery making for there event, Vision Day its there annual birthday celebration.
They acquired One of my large salt glazed platters with a willow oak pattern that will hang in the rotunda of the church, they have a few pieces of artwork already hanging with plans to add more. The church is an amazing building and the Pastor, Pastor Benji is full of energy and joy.

Im very excited to be there and am Looking forward to hearing the Pastor speak. I will also join him in a discussion and question and answer time during the services.

Im a spiritual person often reading about many religions and philosophy, believing that there is a common good in all religions that connects all and I also keep an open mind. I was raised Catholic though i don't know what that means at this point in my life. So I am exited and interested to hear Pastor Benji speak. Im expecting many references to the bible and Jeremiah like, "you are the potter we are the clay" Jeremiah 18:1-15 But will see where he takes the sermon I've only met Pastor Benji a few times but I have a feeling that it wont be dull and I know its going to be fun day!
If you live in the area plan to come buy I'll be demonstrating in the rotunda as you enter the church and will have a selection of pots there for sale as well.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

HOSPICE Tiles Installed!

I was honored to be asked to make tiles for the new Randolph County HOSPICE House. There is a tile buy every door and a few on the large donor plaque in the main entrance. The tiles came out great adding a warm touch as you pass through the building and I think go well with the over all feel of the facility. They chose the tiles glazed in Key lime green, amber, water blue, grass green, purple eggplant and turquoise. This is the first in house facility for Randolph county HOSPICE and its a beautiful warm and inviting space. Sometimes its the little touches that make a space feel so warm, such as this one.

The people that put it all together did an amazing job and didn't forget about the little things like my tiles that add that extra touch making you feel at home, calm and peaceful. At a place like the Randolph County HOSPICE House it's very important. I'm so glad I was able to have my work installed there! If your in the area Stop buy and see for your self at, The Randolph County HOSPICE House, 446 Vision Drive Asheboro N.C.
Judson took the picture of me and then had to pose in front of the Spa for one of himself!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

NC Crafts Gallery, Carrboro, NC Opening Reception

Im heading up to Carrboro tomorrow for the opening reception of my work at The North Carolina Crafts gallery. Its from 6pm-9pm, during the friday night art walk. Im looking forward to it! Hope some of you can make it.

I haven't posted on the blog in some time, my computer was in the shop getting some repairs done but now Im back on line and will adding a few more posts soon.
Next up the custom tiles I made for the Randolph County HOSPICE were installed, I have some great images of them they came out incredible! So check back soon!
I other news we got a snow and Ice storm a few days ago so I was closed and visiting with my brother who was in town form NYC. But now Im back at it in the studio, the roads and driveway are all clear. I working on some custom dinnerware orders, testing glazes and lots of other projects that will keep me busy through the winter.
Great to be blogging again!