Posts Tagged 'Ceramic artists'

News from the Studio of Lucien Koonce in Haydenville

2012 has started off being very active for me as far as exhibitions go. 8 Fluid Ounces 2012, a national juried/invitational exhibition of ceramic cups, juried by Kristen Kieffer, was from January 25 – February 25, 2012, hosted by Louisiana State University School of Art.  International Cup 2012, an international ceramic cup competition, juried by Jayson Lawfer and Emily Schroeder, was from February 02 – February 24 at the Clay Studio of Missoula. Cups of Fire, a national ceramic cup competition, juried by Susan Beiner, was on view from March 29 – February 25, 2012 at the Clay Gallery in Ann Arbor, MI. Currently I am exhibiting in Daily Companions, hosted by Baltimore Clayworks (juried by Linda Christianson and John Wilson), from March 3rd- April 14th, 2012.

I have the pleasure to participate in three invitational ceramics exhibitions that are in conjunction with NCECA’s annual conference, being held in the city of Seattle, WA. from March 28 to March 31. This conference (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) is the largest gathering of Ceramics educators, artists, craftspeople, collectors and enthusiasts in the USA, and possibly the world.

KOBO Gallery, in Seattle, is hosting a sake vessel exhibition, curated by John Dix of Japan. Entitled, “Ocean in a Cup: Contemporary Sake Vessels from Japan and America“, it features the works of approximately 10 American and 10 Japanese artists.

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 POTS Gallery, in Seattle, is hosting an exhibition entitled, “100 Wood-Fired Cups“, curated by Chuck Hindes and Peter Olsen. The show opened on March 2nd, and runs through April 6.

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An international exhibition of chawan, entitled “From the Center to the Edge“, showcases the tea bowls of  25 – 30 artists from Japan, Korea, Europe and the USA. Curated by Rob Fornell and Rick Mahaffey, the show will be on view  March 26 – March 30 at TCC Gallery, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA. Afterwards, selected works will travel to New York City and be shown at Calvin-Morris Gallery.  

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Valley Potters and the Seconds Sale

This past weekend was the locally famous Pottery Seconds Sale, a benefit for the Artspace community art center.  So  many potters in this valley;  about 25 of us attend this sale.  Our AVPG potters that were it this year were:  myself (Lucy Fagella), Steve Earp, Pam Adorno, Tiffany Hilton, Molly Cantor, Meghan Hart, Mike Cohen, Evelyn Synder, and Tom White. 

It is amazing how many people look forward to this sale and wait on line to get in.  The bargains are amazing!  Once again Tom White sold his whole table the last hour of the sale… meaning whatever was left on his table, five pots or twenty, take all for one price.  His idea of a good seconds sale is not taking anything home with him.

My good deal for the weekend was a  trade with Steve Earp… one large lidded jar for one of my large vases!

The Pottery Sales are Coming!

Here is a list of all the Pottery Open Studios coming up in the next month for the AVPG members!  See members page for their links.

Begining this weekend, November 21,  MARY BARRINGER, DONNA MCGEE

On Going until December 23rd PAM ADORNO

November 27th MOLLY CANTOR (during Shelburne Falls Moonlight Magic)  Nov. 28, STEVE EARP.  Nov. 29th, ERICA WURTZ, MEGAN HART (during Conway Art’s Walk)

December 4,5,6, LUCY FAGELLA,  Dec. 5th FRANCINE ORZERKO, TIFFANY HILTON

December 12th, ANGELA FINA Dec. 12, 13 ROBBIE HEIDINGER

December 18th – 24  NANCY MAGNUSSON

The “New Norm” and Donald Clark

A photo of Donald speaking to our group about the NEW NORMAL… that is the importance of the WEBSITE! And the diminishing of wholesale and craft shows.

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Pictured with Donald are Mara Superior, Tiff Hilton, Andy Quient.

posted by Lucy Fagella

 

What a Good Weekend it was!

Last Monday morning after our Pottery Trail the potters got together at our local food co-op, Greenfields Market.  We shared our stories from the weekend, compared notes on how many people came through our studios and how many pots were purchased.  We all had a good weekend despite the economy!  One of the fun things we do do each year is give away one pot from each potter to ten lucky winners.  We have a pottery passport that is stamped at each studio.  If you go to seven of the ten studios you qualify to win a piece of pottery worth $75-$100.  Our winners were notified this past week, and the prize pots were sent out. Many of us have received notes of thanks and how happy they were to receive a pot!  My winner was Lucy Sherill… I liked that one… same first name as me! 

Happy trails, from Lucy Fagella

Hitting the Pottery Trail

 Here is a photo of Angela Fina in her kiln getting ready to load pots for those who are hitting the pottery trail!

The Trail through beautiful western Massachusetts begins Saturday at 10:00. 

 

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Boston Globe

The Travel Section of the Boston Globe featured a lovely, and informative article about our Pottery Trail this coming weekend.  http://www.boston.com/travel/explorene/massachusetts/articles/2009/04/19/out_in_the_asparagus_valley_an_artists_life_is_kiln_fired?s_campaign=8315