Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Opening Reception of Collective Conversations in Clay: Merging Media

The opening reception of Collective Conversations in Clay: Merging Media was really beautiful. People of all walks of life attended, a steady flow most of the evening.

There is still a chance to see the show and I highly recommend it. The collaborations are incredibly unique. Joanna Kramer (clay) and her husband Andrew Kerr (concrete/construction) created a wall installation that screams clever. Kramer's wood fired pillow vases also sit on concrete tables designed by Kerr that I want in my home. Cathi Bouzide (clay) and Danny Mansmith (textiles) created a mold of a silo wrapped in fabric and repeated over and over again as an installation. The colors and textures are amazing. Shane Grimes (clay) and Anni Betts (illustration) sold one of their wall pieces. Her scrolly, intricate patterns are hand drawn and fired on Grimes' large gorgeous, soda-fired platters and silos. Gina Hutchings (clay) and Tom Lucas (printmaking) continue Hutching's signature geisha women giving them a new dimension. Gina also sold her solo piece opening night. Emily Murphy (clay) and Sarah Chapman's piece is an oblong soda fired piece that is wrapped in metal and sits on a stand. Chapman's side has gems and stones embedded in little pods - such talent.
My collaboration "Daphne Adorned" ~ Nancy Pirri (clay) with Veronica Riley Martens (jewelry design) caused people to stare, walk around, read her story and inspired interesting conversations. I loved watching this. She stands with a very curvy piece of birchwood behind her with chains falling from the branches with Tagua/Babacu nuts placed in random sections. Please visit for story of daphne.
Friday, October 16 (eastbank studio artists open house)

Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18
also by appointment:

Thanks for reading and hope you can stop by and see the show.