Come visit with two Asparagus Valley Potters Guild members in Northampton, MA this holiday weekend – Maya Machin and Ellen Grenadier. For more info: http://www.paradisecityarts.com/october/homeoct.html. 275 juried artist, live music, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Come see the foliage, and stay for the day! It’s a wonderful event.
Come join Asparagus Valley Potters Guild members Maya and Jamie this Memorial Day weekend at the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, MA. Great Pots, Great Food, Great Music! At the three county fairgrounds: 54 Old Ferry Road, Northampton, MA.
May 25, 26 & 27
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
Monday: 10 am-4 pm
Click here to get $2 off your admission price.
See you there!
Here’s a few more pix from our recent romp through Boston’s pottery world. It’s amazing to consider the panorama of styles and eras we managed to cover. From contemporary interpretations of blue and white, sorry but no pix allowed in the show, to early American, redware, Westerwald stoneware, Imperial Chinese porcelain and pre-Columbian funerary stuff! I tried to keep the pix shown here to show the range we saw. Sorry for not getting all the title information for each shot.
Tags: Blue and White, Pottery
Five of us from the Guild drove to Boston to see the Blue and White Show at the MFA, and attend the lecture given by Michelle Erickson and two curators at the Sackler Museum at Harvard. Afterwords, we had a bite to eat at The Kabab Factory, recommended by Michael Cohen. It was great viewing, discussing, and sharing.
Here we are at the Sackler, waiting for the lecture to begin. Lots of interesting historical Chinese and Korean porcelain in this room.
This is a piece called “The Potter” that Steve and I discovered in the American Wing of the MFA
Part of the first installation at the Blue and White show, taken before I knew photography was forbidden, by Barbara Diduk.
Don’t worry, we had this deity watching over us.
Tags: Donna McGee, Potters in Western Massachusetts, Pottery Studio
On the way home from the studio today, I took this picture as I crossed the street in front of our house. It was early in the evening.
Tags: Donna McGee, Pottery
View from Josh’s place
AVPG Meeting @ Josh Simpson’s
Had a great AVPG meeting at Josh Simpson’s this month. He thanked us all for coming up to his house – he doesn’t get out much – and we were grateful for his hosting. We got the tour, saw his two sons, and enjoyed, of course,
It was one big love fest. Here are some photos , courtesy of Michael Cohen . The gardens are plentiful and we love to use our pots to serve.