Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Week Seven

My little corner of the Exhibition "Half-a-Million Pots" at the Corvallis Arts Center. Jay Widmer invited Cheryl Crownover and me to show work in celebration of his 30 years of teaching at the Benton Center of LBCC. The pots I fired with him back in March were made for this show and here is a nice grouping of them all together. The two pieces in front are "Two Old Paints" - Stoneware sculpture - $900. Can you pick out the one stunning Crownover piece amongst this grouping?

Gallery shows with pedestals and nice lighting make any pot look like a keeper.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Week Six

This is a good example of how the woodfiring flames and ash can decorate a piece better than I could have imagined. The form is a simple one, with just a slight attitude. The shadowing of the ash on both sides with the bold outline marks accentuate its pose. This was my gallery piece at Showcase because it turned out my favorite from the last firing.
Tall stoneware vase - NFS.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Week Five

This vase came out of the last firing getting ready for the pottery show in Portland. The handle got squished funny while I was rolling it out, and I decided to attach it as it was. It's funny how a small modification can spice up an old standard form.
About 12" tall - $55