Monday, January 11, 2010

Clay and Blogs: Telling A Story

Can a person be the oldest and the youngest at the same time? I think I might be (but maybe not) the oldest potter in age and the youngest working with clay who's been invited to participate in the most wondrous ceramic show of this year. I am so proud and honored to be included in the upcoming Clay and Blogs: Telling A Story show. Here are the dates and location.

Clay and Blogs: Telling A Story
October 1 thru October 29, 2010
Arts Council of Moore County
Campbell House
432 East Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28388

Opening Reception Oct 1st from 6-8 pm

Clay and Blogs: Telling A Story is the brainchild of my blog friend Meredith Heywood of Whynot Pottery. Meredith has conceived of a way to further unite blogging potters from faraway places with a show of their work in one place. I met Meredith through her blog almost two years ago. I say met but we haven't actually met in person only through our blogs. And yet Meredith has been so generous with her time, supporting and encouraging me in my ceramic pursuits. Thank you so much, Meredith, for your encouragement and for including me in the show.

The line up of artists in the show is amazing. Blogging artists from Australia, England, New Zealand, Spain, United States and other locations from around the globe will display their work in the upcoming show. The show will be a great opportunity to see the work of so many artist's all in one location, so please plan to attend.

Although the artists are from faraway places, we've been united by sharing with each other about clay through our blogs. We've shared the ups and downs and the successes and challenges of working with clay. I've asked questions and advice on other blogs and artists have been very generous sharing their knowledge. My blogroll on the right side of this blog has a list of artists and blogs who have inspired, critiqued, encouraged, or mentored me. Thanks to all of you for being there.

I have a lot of ideas for the show; the challenge for me will be how to accomplish what I want to do while living and traveling in my RV, looking for a new place to live and set up my studio. But where there is a will there is a way. As time goes by I'll be posting more information about Clay and Blogs: Telling A Story, so stay tuned. Comments and suggestions are welcome.


  1. how exciting for you...congratulations!

  2. Congrats Linda!! I'm thinking about making the trip up there for the opening. It would be nice to meet all of the bloggers!

  3. I hope the RV will bring you this way in time for the show!! Oldest, youngest and most studio challenged I would say:)

  4. thanks Linda- You were there so many times for me and I look forward to meeting you.
    I think you have voiced well what many of us feel about our fellow bloggers.
    I can't wait to see this show come together- well I guess I can wait I need some time to get ready myself!

  5. Hi Michele, thanks so much. I hope to get up to your neck of the woods this spring.

    Hi Ben, thanks, what state do you live in. I am now thinking I should make a list of all the potters I can think of and their states and then give them a call when I pass through.

    Hi Tracey, thanks, oh I plan on being there at that time if all goes well.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, boy you said it about getting ready for the show. I didn't want to get overly flowery in my blog post about you, I decided to save it all for when I get there in person. Thanks ever, ever, ever so much.

  6. hi linda, we're in a show together!

  7. Linda, that is such exciting news. Congratulations! Perhaps your "telling story" can be one of the challenges of doing clay on the road. I know you will find a way to make all those ideas of yours work.

  8. I hope you make it to NC for the show. You seem to be very resourceful in making things happen. I wish I could be there too, but my pots will be there to meet you.


  9. Hi Jim, thanks, that is so cool I hope to meet you there, if not I'll stop by with the treasure bus for sure.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, at first I didn't know what to make and a day later I was on brain overload.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, I plan on being there and I may be able to take a trip up to the Bay Area in a week or so, perhaps we can meet then? I look forward to meeting your ceramic work in person.

  10. Congratulations Linda! Fabulous idea of Meredith’s! I am excited for you and all the other potters! It would be great to meet everyone and to see their work in person! Looking forward to seeing what you make for the show…best wishes in finding a perfect studio.

  11. Hi Jewels, thanks, it is a really great idea Meredith has, I can't wait to meet everyone. I have a ideas for the show and am working on some of the details in my head right now. Hopefully we find a really good place quickly.

  12. I love it! I will be in north South Carolina (Moore is the city) this spring. Moore musta been an important dude. ;) My in-laws (wonderful people) live there and we will be going at least once a year.

    Maybe I can come back in the fall instead...hmmm

  13. Hi Donna, thanks, please stay in touch, perhaps when you come out to the East coast we can meet up somewhere there for lunch and such and if I have a new place then you can come over to my studio.


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