Friday, July 13, 2012

Made here and by hand.

 Kiln opening and local show.
First kiln unloading. One more to go.
I created a challenge for myself to make a body of work in a short amount of time. I wanted to make work that was a little less labor intensive, and more spontaneous.

These flasks / oil bottles are in a glaze firing now
To do this I signed up for a show with three weeks to make work. Up to this point my decoration has gotten really labor intensive. I continue to love this part of my process, partly because of  my desire to be more thoughtful and conscientious in making pots, from the form to the treatment of the surface. Recently I decided I needed a lighter more playful aspect to my  making and the pots themselves as an addition to my process. Part of this is also to do with the question of how to make thoughtful and purposeful objects by hand and also make a living. This is a challenge, as we compete with a very efficient outsourcing based society. So for now I'll try this little show and maybe I'll see you there and hopefully my pots argue my case better.  Thank you.

Amherst Crafts on the Common
this weekend!
Saturday, July 14, 2012 ● 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ● Amherst Town Common
The Amherst Town Common will come alive again for one of the best-established and most well respected craft fairs in New England as CHD's Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County puts on its 32nd annual Amherst Crafts on the Common on Saturday, July 14 from 9am - 5pm.