Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cape Cod Potters show open Feb. 27

A group of us from the Cape Cod Potters met today at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis to talk with museum people about details of the first juried museum exhibition of our work. The show opens the evening of Feb. 27 with a wine-and-hors-d'oeuvres reception and runs through March in one of the museum's big, beautifully lighted galleries. There will be gallery talks by the artists every Thursday of the show's run and - we hope - a gallery talk by the juror on one of the Saturdays.
Nearly 400 pots and sculptures were submitted by CCP members and photographs of the work are now in the hands of the juror, Dan Finnegan of Virginia, to select about 300 pieces for the show.
The Cape Cod Potters is a loosely organized (emphasis on "loosely") group of clay people, with membership from Falmouth to Provincetown. We make functional and non-functional pots (pit-, raku-, wood-, electric- and gas-fired), sculpture and tiles. We decorate with glazes and sgraffito and slip-trailing. We hand-build and work at the wheel. We make and donate bowls for the annual Soup Bowls for Hunger fund-raiser and we give scholarships to help young potters and community and school pottery programs. It's a good-hearted group of diverse people.
I'm looking forward to the show, so that for once we can all see our work together in one place. Put the opening night on your calendar, especially if you live on Cape Cod. There's not a lot to do on a February night, and this promises to be fun. And full of good pots.
I'll attach a couple of the pots I submitted for jurying.


Dan Finnegan said...

Thanks for the preview. I hope that your visit brought clarity to the display. Let me know what you're thinking. I just got in after a large week of loading. Lots of pots that I'm soooo curious ab about. Poker tonight and then on to the fire tomorrow at 9. The jug is particularly sweet.

Hollis Engley said...

I've been following the loading, which has seemed to go quickly. Of course, that's from this end. It looks great, though. And thanks for the nice words. I'd love to be able to produce 20 of those jugs at each firing, but, you know, it doesn't happen that way. That piece, by the way, was from the salt chamber at Gustin's kiln. The temmoku bleached to amber. Hope the poker goes well.

Keith said...

that jug does look great.

i just realized that because of the baltimore acc show not only do i miss my son's 6th birthday at the beginning of the week but i'll miss the cc potter's show opening at the museum at the end of the week.

bad luck.