I got an email from Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh that the first edition of Artsee magazine published the NC Landscape show that I was in and one of my barns is featured in their first issue! You can check out an online version here:
Our first issue is online now!
and I'm sure many of you know that Hollis Engley has an article that he wrote in Studio Potter posted on his blog. Hollis kindly mentioned me in his article and they used a picture of one of my Raku pears. Wow, published in two magazines in one month! Read the article Hollis wrote here or better yet, email Studio Potter for a copy! This is a strange feeling for me. The first of my work to be published, but I'm not selling anything. Of course I'm not really putting it out there right now. I have been doing a lot of work on these barns trying to get them the way I want them and working out the cracking and terra sig issues. And I have been in a bit of a stall for the past couple of weeks, going to the beach and then being attacked by the yard pests. Guess I should get in touch with some galleries and get it out there. There aren't many shows going on right now although I have applied for a couple, another process I do not like. I really just want to make the stuff, selling it is not my favorite thing. I know there are a lot of us out there that feel this way. There should be someone out there to come and save all of us from this chore! Like a pottery broker or an agent or something!
I have been less than motivated to make anything since these bites came along. I feel like I have been poisoned, and I guess I have in a way, with all that nasty venom inside me. Then yesterday another not pleasant dental visit, so I feel pretty beat up and it's over 100 degrees here, all my stuff is outside, whine whine..... I think it's a studio cleaning day, my wheel has red clay all over it and I am feeling an itch to throw some vases for Raku, so I need my white Raku clay. I also made a little test bowl with some clay I found in my yard. I mixed half raku clay and half the clay from my yard which was a very similar color oddly enough. I'm going to test this and see how it goes. If I could use half clay from my yard and half Raku clay I could really stretch the amount of clay I have. Plus I like the craggy feel of the clay from my yard. Thanks everyone for your comments about Wes, I passed them on to her and she said "awwwww....." :)