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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Birthday bowls

These bowls from Brandon Philips are mine now. I saw them the day I brought my work and Gerry told me I should get them for my birthday. I really wanted to wait and see everything in the show. I had decided that it would be so nice to have one of the Clay and Blog show pieces for my 50th birthday present. I kept thinking about those bowls and last night Hollis and I were admiring them and he convinced me to get them. They seemed to speak to me for some reason, although there were so many many other pieces I would have loved. I have always admired Brandon's work and have wanted a piece for a long time, so I now have two beautiful bowls of his!!
I also have another amazing bowl. Another piece I really wanted to buy was one of Hollis' bowls which were going fast, but limited funds and all that..... and I rationalized that I already had two of his cups so I should get something else. Then as Hollis and Dee were leaving I was invited out to their car where Hollis pulled this amazing bowl out of a box and gave it to me for my birthday! So, first thing this morning, I poured a bowl of sugar smacks (sorry, I know I should have had something more fitting this bowl, but I like my smacks, ok?) and then Wesley washed it out and had her bowl of oatmeal in it. I left my Brandon bowls in the show, so this bowl is going to be getting a lot of use. Every time I bring home a new piece of pottery it stays in rotation quite a bit.
I have a lot of pictures, not really enough, but I'll try not to bombard you all in one day. I'll spread them out over the next week.
Here are my WHITE barns on a WHITE silky tablecloth..............I might have made a different choice for display..............just saying...............

15 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

you are funny.
i totally get it.
you are funny.
so wish i had been there.

Tracey Broome said...

I wish you had been there too!!!! you would have loved meeting everyone :)
Your pieces looked so beautiful, lit well, so luscious!

Cindy Shake said...

So glad to see the pictures of last night!! I love the group shots of all our bloggie buddies!! Yes, I wished I was there too -though we had a good opening here in Anchorage too. I LOVE your barns even white on white ;o)

JUDI TAVILL said...

Thanks Tracy!!!
I would LOVE to see a photo!!!!

brandon phillips said...

i'm sorry i couldn't be there, i really would have liked to have been. i'm really glad that it was you that chose the bowls(or did the bowls choose you? hmmm....) they're a couple of my favorites, they almost went into the permanent collection but those pots rarely get used which is a bit sad. i hope they see many long years of good use in your home.

ang said...

nice one trace, i would have chosen those too!! and i get ya on the display thing, sometimes our whole concept is more than just making the piece...I met some painters a t a gallery a couple of years ago and tey go to the purchasers home to advise on lighting too...not saying that's always the case but sometimes....

Linda Starr said...

Great to meet you, you made a great choice for your birthday. I'm just sayin too, your's was the only work in the show I wished was differently placed. Gary said he thought they should be at least at eye level and on a darker background. (He keeps saying he isn't artistic, but he really is) We are going to try and make it there tomorrow to see you.

Hollis has a video and so does Meredith's sister so there will be more photos from others. I have a few more too, but didn't want my post to be too long.

Tracey Broome said...

Linda, thanks for saying that, I thought it was just me thinking that way. Brandon I think the bowls definitely chose me and they will be used probably every day! Cindy, Judi, Ang, soooo wish you all could have been with us, you were missed!!!!

Paul Jessop said...

Excellent Choice. exhibition looks great. wish I could have been there.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Paul: I was really torn between the bowls and your pitcher and several other really nice things! I may still go back for the pitcher if it's available!!

Jen Mecca said...

Looks like you all had a great turn out and wonderful time!

T.Gray said...

Happy 50th! I remember my own.....

cookingwithgas said...

it is hard to believe it has come and gone.....
Now off to the next thing- how was your show today!

MH said...

WAAAAIT a minute there little lady. (John Wayne voice) I believe the red dot on the right is mine, but you'll be welcome to use the bowl for a bit of wine anytime you care to visit :D

Hope you had a good day in Chapel Hill. Weather couldn't have been better.

Cheers,
MH

Tracey Broome said...

Sorry Mark!!! I should have made that more clear, the 2 BOWLS are mine, the cup is yours! The weather today was perfect, I have exciting news about the show tomorrow!! Jen we had a great time, you sold a bunch and Tom thanks for the birthday wishes, very nice to meet you on Friday!!