Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Lights, Camera, Action!
I finally got all of my sculptures installed in the gallery this morning. That is, Monday morning, now that it is shortly into Tuesday. I have done many arts and craft fairs with my pottery but this was the first gallery show with sculpture. I had wonderful help from many people. Special thanks go out to Allison, Cameron, Jenny and Charlene. I couldn't have done it without you people. You are very appreciated!
It was pretty crazy getting all of my pieces out of their boxes and setting them up. I got all of the wall pieces set up and it looked great. Then I set everything up on the pedestals and I had WAY too much work for the gallery space. I maybe could have quit making things a month ago and it would have been fine. However, I am grateful that I had too much rather than too little. With lots of help I got the pieces edited down so the space wouldn't look cramped. This small porcelain piece is about eight inches tall. I really wanted it in the show along with another black and white piece but they just wouldn't fit and didn't quite work with the other pieces which are quite different.
I like this graphic design and the contrast so much that I am thinking of making a body of work that is all black and white. That will be quite a departure for me as I am so into color. This piece originally started out as a test piece. I had two forms and some slip left from a throwing session. I decided to mix some black stain into the slip until it "looked right," although I wasn't sure what right meant. I didn't know if I would get some shade of gray or what. This is cone ten and it came out this fabulous rich black with hints of cobalt. I hope all you clay people who are going to NCECA or, are already there, have a great time. I hope to make the trip to Florida next year. I have never been and I want to meet everyone. Have a great Tuesday.