Monday, November 26, 2012

Upcoming Sales

Turning Wheel Pottery, 191 Liza Allen Road, Berea, Ky. 40403.  Bruce and Kelley Hoeffer.  859-985-1444
     Alrighty, Thanksgiving is over, another bird (and ham) has been eaten and it's holiday sales time! I've got a few things going on this season in addition to items on Etsy and at Damselfly Gallery in Midway, Ky. First up this weekend, December 1&2, I will be a guest artist at Turning Wheel Pottery in Berea, Ky. with my buddies, Bruce and Kelley Hoefer along with fellow guest artists, Philip Willete, also of Berea. The gallery is at 191 Liza Allen Road, Berea, Ky. The Holiday Sale at Turning Wheel is December 1st and 2nd, from 10am to 5pm. Phone 859-985-1444.
     Following that weekend, I and other ceramics alumni will be setting up with the EKU students at their Student Sale in the lobby of the Campbell Building on campus on Crabbe Street, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-5pm with other alumni and then...

     This is a great collection of local potters and crafts people in the area around Madison and Estill Counties. Some of this year's participants include Alley Cat Pottery of Richmond, Jake Boggs, Melisa Beth Ceramics of Lexington, Lyndsey Fryman, Bill Lennox, Dirty South Pottery of Winchester, Flatwoods Pottery of Waco, Crimson Duvall, Buddy Dobbins, Turning Wheel Pottery of Berea and me! As with both sales, this is a great opportunity to get a unique, handmade gift for the special people in your life.
     The sale opens on Friday afternoon at 4pm until 8:30pm coinciding with the Richmond Christmas Parade. Hours on Saturday are 10am to 5 pm and on Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm. Until then, I'm on Etsy!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy and wood firing

Ceramic Wood Fired Vase with Spiral Sun Carvings, $40
Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy Victims
 UPDATE: Just sold! This vase will be making it's way to New Rochelle and $40 will be on it's way to the American Red Cross for relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy. Thanks, Lorayne!    I have just designated 100% of the price of this vessel to be donated to the American Red Cross towards the relief efforts of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy up the Eastern Seaboard this past week. It is available on my Etsy Store.

     I participated in a wood firing earlier this week in Waco with my wacky pottery friends. Hurricane Sandy's effects were felt all the way in Eastern Kentucky as gusty winds. Those gusts pushed a lot of air through the firebox and fed the fire quite nicely, quite quickly. I ended up only having one shift as we reached temp by 9-9:30pm.
Guarding the kiln with Bea and Mia.
     Upon my return home, I was greeted by the havoc Sandy was wreaking in the Tri-State area of NY-NJ-CT, where my friends and family live. I spent 15 years in Manhattan and Brooklyn and know the subway system well. The images of the harbor rushing into the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and the South Ferry entrance were shocking, to say the least. The damage to the Jersey Shore, NYC, the south shore of Long Island and the Connecticut shore of the Long Island Sound is just awful to look at. Fortunately, everyone I know of in NYC is just suffering power outages but the longer that goes on, the worse things will get so I'm hopeful that the power situation is taken care of soon. 
     To put things in perspective, right now, Hoboken is flooded and nearly 20,000 people are stuck with water surrounding their buildings, contaminated water, no power, no water. That's more people than the population of the entire county where I now live. And Hoboken is but a drop in the bucket of just how many people live in the Tri-State area. New York City and it's environs may have some very wealthy people and real estate in it but not everyone from there is part of the one percent so consider donating to the Red Cross.