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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pottery Art 2015

Sunday March 8th was the opening for JCC's Pottery Guild Show. As usual the preceding week was hectic as we looked at so many different styles of work by so many different artists, wondering how we would put it all together. But it came together and looked great for opening. Here are a few shots of the show.....










The show runs until May 15th and it is changing each week as work leaves the show. It is in Boca Raton, Florida at the Levis JCC.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Egyptian Geese Visit Again!

As I was watering the garden this week two Egyptian Geese flew over and landed a couple houses down. They quickly made their way along the water's edge and I ran inside to grab my camera so I catch a few shots as they made their way through our yard.









Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Caterpillar in the Garden!

I took several photos of caterpillars on our senna bush and have had a tough time identifying them and finally realized they must be Orange-barred Sulphurs.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Work

I didn't get much time in my studio this fall but managed to fill the kiln with a load including a few new pieces. ..... a few pieces in their greenware state waiting to be dry enough for the bisque load....
...a lot of handbuilt pieces including lidded jars, mugs and a couple pedestal dishes....
 I saved some of the plastic grab bag pieces from Halloween as we didn't have many trick-or-treaters. I never thought I'd press a skeleton into my clay but I was very happy with the results, will post a photo in another blog.
 .... some wheel thrown berry bowls, ring holders, tool caddies, tumblers, capped jars .....
 and I thought a few dog bones were needed for the holidays .....
Last night I was at FAU for set-up of the Holiday Show and Sale. I can't be at the opening tonight but if you're near Boca do visit if you can. It opens tonight at 5 and goes until 8pm. Tomorrow and Saturady it is open 10-5, in the Ritter Gallery, Boca Raton campus.
I wish I had taken more photos but the evening was for setup so just quickly grabbed a few. Will take more tomorrow morning. There's always a wonderful variety of both functional and sculptural work.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Reveal Day

Yesterday was reveal day over at Tangled Textiles. (head over to see the rest of the group quilts!) Vicki had given us "Process" as our theme this time which meant we could do whatever we like as long as we documented our process. Having too many choices can make decisions tough and it took me a LONG time to move from sketchbook to fabric. I ended up going fairly simple in my design and chose to take a photograph from the garden which is where I've spent so much of my time the past couple months. Below are a few photos taken to document my "Process" of Garden 2014.






Thursday, November 20, 2014

Like, Followed, Shared and Captured

"Like, Followed, Shared and Captured - Hasson and Shwartz Ceramics" is a ceramics show going on now at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton. Anita and Allie are a mother-daughter team who put their talents together to create a beautiful, thoughtful collection of work.
 
Part of the show focuses on Allie's graceful, sensual porcelain pieces.  You may remember when I shared some of the photos I took at Allie's MFA show. If not have a look here.




The other part of the show is a colorful joint effort of vessels thrown by Allie and glazed by Anita. The concept behind this body of work is based on Anita's heritage where traditional pots were decorated with images of everyday life. Today we share images everyday through social media so this mother-daughter team took this idea and illustrated everyday events on their parts. The faces you'll see are their friends and family. Had you been at the opening you would have seen an i-pad on the wall asking you to take a 'selfie' which might become a modern image on one of their next vessels. Great concept and I look forward to seeing more of their work!

 

The show was beautifully curated, with Allie's porcelain work mixed with black and white photography. Colorful photography mixed perfectly with the rest of the show. Every piece in the gallery captured my attention. "Face Off" features the photography of the following three artists.

 

For dates, hours, etc. click here. Then go visit the shows!