Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Stirling Gallery & Etsy
The Stirling Art Gallery Exhibit is set for January 2011. Ceramic artist's in the Florida's Gulf Coast Potter's Guild, including myself, will have work on display and for sale from January 3 through the 31st. That's my vase on the bottom row second from the left. We had to have a photo a couple of weeks ago, so I chose a piece I previously made for the poster.
There will be an artist's reception on January 14, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:30 held in conjunction with the Dunedin 2nd Friday Wine/Art Walk. If you are in the area, hope you can make it to see the show. The gallery is located at 730 Broadway, Dunedin, Florida and is open from 11 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and 12 to 5 pm Saturday.
I worked most of the day setting up paypal, taking photos, setting up Etsy, then loading some pieces onto Etsy. The first item took me forever, then I got the hang of it. Tall vases are difficult to show the whole piece, I may have to retake those photos. Only had time to load a few items since the bisque was cool and I just had to take a look.
Unloaded the bisque and everything came out, even the mug I slipped the stem to the cup section and propped with a biscuit during the bisque load. Yippee! I'm really enamored with my prototype forms for the goblet and mug, wish I had more of them dry and ready to bisque. These pinch forms take longer to dry than other items since the parts have varying thicknesses.
I decided to glaze two goblets with one glaze and two with another. One of the boxes of clay had one type of clay stamped then another written on it and the bisque color looks different than I expected; so I'm not sure how the glaze will come out. I'm about half through glazing; I want to glaze fire today, hopefully I'll have good results in the glaze load too. Comments and suggestions are welcome.