Thursday, May 10, 2012
I absolutely adore Ryan McKerley's work so I was delighted when our Penland class took a field trip to Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville and realized the he had a show up. I snagged this tumbler which has a slight pink blushing on the inside. Perhaps this could be considered a flaw as none of the other work showed any flashing but I wanted it because this made it doubly unique. What really caught my eye, however, was the richness of the carving techniques, variety of shapes, and the composition of the organic forms contrasted with geometric elements which flow so beautifully across the surface. The attention to detail is impeccable and the piece has a well balanced feel in the hand. I also must say that John Lara and David Trophia are wonderful hosts at the gallery and I look forward to visiting more in the future.
So here I am today enjoy lunch in my bowl and a cool beverage in Ryan's tumbler which just arrived in the mail. I was a tad bit worried that it wouldn't get here. I shipped out nine boxes and only eight arrived yesterday. I was biting my nails until today's box arrived with my treasures which also included a beautiful Erin Paradis bowl.
Today I am going to try to stay off the computer. I have been slipping into old habits the last couple of days and it is too gorgeous outside that I need to enjoy it. Besides I have errands to run and I am ready to get my fingers in some clay after my wee break. I have so many inspirations and ideas in my head I must strike while the iron is hot!