saturday while the clay co a.i.r.s were working it at craft art, b.d. and i headed over to gulfport for “eclectic and then some”. a much smaller sale with only 20 artists in the fellowship hall of a church. the sale was small but with a good following. i did pretty well with a little help from my friends. i was trying to stay focused and not get temped to buy or trade too much with other artists. i’ve got to say that left to my own devices i would trade away everything i make. there were so many talented artists there. one of the organizers makes one of a kind dolls and there was a felter that had some amazing scarves and wrist bands. in the end i did trade with an amazing metals artist. sweet.
though i’ve helped out with sales in the past, group efforts with all the other artists in the clay co, this was my first sale with a bulk of my own work. exciting.
i took a couple of pics before forgetting about my camera all together.
haven’t posted in awhile because i’ve been meaning to take some pictures but keep leaving my camera at work! november is going to be a crazy month, lots of great stuff going on. first of all, us a.i.r.s will load and fire the wood train kiln monday. it will be my first time firing this kiln. i missed out on a fun filled, peanut butter cup s’mores laden firing last month when i was out of town so i’m really looking forward to this.
last month's wood train. with autio platter. yay! pic by red.
next up i’ll be rocking a soda kiln. i think j’s going to join me in firing, very exciting. i’ve been “cranking’ out work, but for me that never means too much, too slow and trudgy. especially since my show opened, it’s been hard to get back to the grindstone. this week so far i’ve almost finished 10 small wall peices. i’m working on tiny versions of my flora peices, in hopes of trying them in a few different kilns and also, getting them out to people for a more affordable price.
spcc will also host 3 artists this month. matt long, john ballisteri and don reitz will spend a week and a little with us making work in preparation for the anagama firing in january. i’ll take the whole time off work to be around and help. john and don were here firing the anagama on my way in to the residency so it’s very fitting to have them here on my way out as well.
i’ve got a few shows lining up but more on those later.
more in november and then….december. proper pics and posts coming soon.
whew, what a relief to have the show up. opening night was great. my awesome parents catered the event, providing more than enough foccacia, stromboli, hummus, coponata and beverages. lars din and mel malfa played some sweet tunes, there was quite a crowd and sales were good.
and of course i couldn’t have pulled it all off with out the cavalry coming in at the last moment in the form of a. she helped me with hanging, designed all the text for the wall, took installation images and offered unwavering moral support.
i’ve been taking a break from the studio. i picked up a few shifts at my job the last couple of days but finally stopped in at the studio today to sweep. it’s that time again. time to sweep and mop and rearrange my studio space and get back to work.
some exciting projects are coming up.
-this weekend is folk fest. i’ll be there with some folks from the clay co. as well as having a booth with the artlink team. mary anne and i just started a blog about our artlink partnership.
-november 21st i’ll be selling work at an art sale in gulfport called “eclectic and then some.” i’ll post more details on that soon.