Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring kiln opening

Spring Kiln opening
Blaine M. Avery
Avery Pottery and Tileworks

April 16th 9 AM- 5 PM and 17th 10AM-4PM
Selections from the gas kiln in ash glazes and salt glaze kiln.

I've been hard at work over the winter working on lots of new pots, I've been painting some new patterns and imagery that Im very excited about. Also I have some new ash glazed shapes that I have had so much fun creating! I cant wait to share it all with you.
For me the spring kiln opening is like a start of the new year, with all my new pots coming out of a warm kiln after a long cold winter nestled in the studio hard at work. As the leaves bud and the first flowers bloom my new work begins to emerge fresh from the kiln just in time for the spring kiln opening.
The Studio will be open for tours. My little boy Judson just turned five years old, he enjoys to talking to people and would love to show you around the workshop and kiln!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The NCMA-Museum Store, Great Advertising!

Here is the new ad for the NCMA-Museum Store. There's some great pots in the ad and in the store! Don't you think? The little botle on the left is mine they also carry many of my larger pots. Great shop, great people, and a great Museum!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ceramics Now feature

I Was just featured in Ceramics Now! An online ceramics magazine that celebrates the creative field of ceramics around the world by featuring world-recognized ceramic artists. Check it out! Great to have my work on this sight with many other amazing artists.!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thought for the day

Its raining here in Seagrove North Carolina, I can hear the rain dancing on my tin roof I love that sound! So I have all kinds of thoughts in my head, Im always thinking sometimes maybe too much but to day I want to share someone else's thought,

"Why be a potter? Pots can be used, they have a function. Even a bad pot has some use, But a bad painting, there is nothing to you can do except throw it away"

I mostly agree with Hamada on this and it makes me smile too when I read it. But some bad pots should be thrown away too I know I have thrown away many in my early years if you don't they will come back and haunt you! Trust me on this one!! I found one on ebay from one of the first years I started making pots, It hurt to see it too, I hope someone took in that ugly duckling and ether loved it or put it out of its misery.
I Still throw away pots that I never want to see again, and it feels good letting go of them too. Even knowing all the work that went into some of them I know that some times they just miss the mark.
Well here's a great pot from one of my last salt glaze firings that I kept to get an image of, I'll have a hard time letting go of this one!