Saturday, December 3, 2011
Gallery Exhibit & Shows
This weekend is Heritage and Florida Folk Life Days in Floral City. Last night there were luminaries, singing of carols, an outdoor fish fry, and rides in a horse drawn wagon to ring in the holiday season. Today and Sunday are Florida Folk Life Days with a tour of historic homes, folk music, and artisan demonstrations. There's also an antique car show, library book sale, and roasted pig on a spit with all kinds of other country foods. The whole town has rolled out the red carpet so come on by and enjoy the festivities and be sure to stop in the museum, shops and galleries.
I had second thoughts about selling the bowl above which is fresh out the kiln; I wanted to keep it for myself. I'm finally feeling more comfortable working at mid fire range after switching from high fired work from several years ago. The bowl above, several leaf platters, and a few gem stone embellished pieces were installed in my artist's cooperative at Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City. There was already a nice display of some of my large wall tiles. If you're in the area, please stop in to see my work.
These leaf shaped platters are versatile because they can be used for food, but can also be hung on the wall or placed on an easel for a natural yet festive display. I have an idea to make more of them in various sizes and glaze colors.
Today and on the 17th of this month I'll be at the the artisan and farmer's market in Inverness in the mornings with more pottery, and this afternoon at the Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City. I'll be demonstrating making pinch bowls. Below is the one small sized plate which didn't crack in the bisque. Back to work next week.
There's a few more irons in the fire, so stay tuned. Oh, the once fire and glaze fire did fine together in the same kiln, more about the other pieces later. This post is part of Artist's In Blogland Show and Tell Saturday. Thanks for all the support from my blogger and potter friends, I really appreciate your comments and emails.